The Fund for CRCDS surpasses its 2014-15 goal

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School is delighted to announce that for the 4th year in a row, the Fund for CRCDS has surpassed its goal!

CRCDS raised a total of $365,410 against a very ambitious goal of $355k, the second largest amount since 2006-07. Please join us in giving thanks to God for the generosity of all who support our beloved school and its vitally important mission.

CRCDS is also pleased to report that for the 4th year in a row, 100% of all governing Trustees, staff and faculty participated in the annual fund. We remain grateful for the level of commitment to CRCDS this demonstrates by those who work daily to ensure the school’s current and future success.

We could not have reached our goal without the tremendous support of our many alumni, alumnae, friends and churches whose steadfast generosity continues to provide resources necessary for the operation of this treasured school. On behalf of the Trustees, President McMickle, the faculty, staff and, most importantly, the students, we offer our sincere gratitude to all of you who helped make this year’s success a reality. Because of you, the future of CRCDS and progressive theological education remains bright and full of promise.

Rev. Dr. Andrew Davison passes away

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our dear friend and alumnus, Rev. Dr. Andrew "Andy" C. Davison '49), who died on July 5, 2015 after a brief illness.

Andy served with distinction many churches throughout his career and received the honor of being named Pastor Emeritus of First Baptist Church in Madison, Wisconsin. Andy also served on the staff of CRCDS in the Development Office where he stewarded and nurtured the many alumni/ae and friends of the school. Andy was a tireless champion of CRCDS, providing a constant voice of support, encouragement and perspective. He was the truest of friends and will be missed greatly by all of us in the CRCDS family. Please join us in our prayers of comfort for his wife Beverly and his family. Please also join us in prayers of Thanksgiving for the gift of this incredible man and dearest friend.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2015, at First Baptist Church, 518 No. Franklin Ave., Madison WI, with a reception following.

Andy's obituary may be found at:



Save the Date! Fall Lectures, Reflections & Worship: October 5-8, 2015

Mark your calendars! The CRCDS Fall Lectures, Reflection & Worship series, "In Christ, there is no abled or disabled…inclusion, accessibility and belonging" is scheduled for Monday, October 5, 2015 through Thursday, October 8, 2015.

Honored speakers include Rita N. Brock, Ph.D., Co-Director of the Soul Repair Center, Brite Divinity School, Garth Kasimu Baker-Fletcher, Ph.D., and Chris Hilderbrant, COO of Finger Lakes Health Systems Agencies.

For questions, or to register, visit:

or call (585) 340-9643.