Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School is delighted to announce the 2013-14 Fund for CRCDS exceeded its goal of $348,000, raising a total of $368,375 for CRCDS! The fund surpassed last year's annual fund by over $35k, a 10.5% increase! This is the largest amount the school has raised since the 2006-07 fiscal year and is the third year in a row the fund has exceeded its goal.
In a show of unwavering support for CRCDS and its mission, 100% of the governing Trustees, staff and faculty contributed to the Fund for CRCDS, making this the third year in a row this mark was achieved.
The alumni and alumnae enthusiastically responded to the school's recent participation initiative, raising the alumni/ae participation rate for the annual fund from 16% in 2012-13 to 21% in 2013-14! We are grateful for this level of commitment and are looking forward to building on this success in the coming year.
CRCDS is also pleased to report the school raised a total of $1,615,000 in philanthropic gifts during 2013-14. This amount represents all financial gifts received by the school during the fiscal year including unrestricted gifts to the annual fund and restricted scholarship, endowment and estate gifts. We are looking forward to sharing this success with our accrediting body, the Association for Theological Schools, during their fall accreditation visit. Thank you for helping us present them with such positive news about the support for CRCDS!
Our sincere thanks to all of you who made the 2013-14 Fund for CRCDS and the entire 2013-14 fiscal year a great success. Your generosity and prayerful support makes the CRCDS mission of preparing pastoral, prophetic and learned leaders possible. On behalf of all our students and all of us who work diligently to ensure the success of the CRCDS mission, thank you. Please know how grateful we are for each and every one of you and for all the ways you help promote and sustain CRCDS and its vital mission.
We are proud to announce the ordination of Arthur "Nick" W. Smith, CRCDS '13. Nick will be ordained by The Right Reverend Gladstone B. Adams III, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York, on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Trinity Church in Fayatteville, NY.
The CRCDS community congratulates Nick as he begins a new chapter in his spiritual journey.
CRCDS Trustee Emerson U. Fullwood was recently honored by the Countywide CDC Committee on the Humanities and the Arts in Wilmington, North Carolina for his work in promoting civil rights.
Fullwood, a retired Xerox executive, was one of the first African-American students to integrate North Carolina State University in Raleigh. His successful corporate career helped pave the way for many African-Americans who followed him.
An article on Mr. Fullwood's award appeared in the July 11th edition of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. A link to the article is below.
Please join all of us in the Colgate Rochester Crozer community as we extend our congratulations and appreciation to Mr. Fullwood for his dedication to civil rights and his continued service to the school.
CRCDS: Faith. Critically engaged, the bi-annual Bulletin of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, is now available online.
Articles include highlights from the Spring Lecture Series, including Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright Jr.'s lecture, a BMTS profile and a piece describing the generous $1M gift to CRCDS.
Click the link below to read the Bulletin online. http://issuu.com/crcds/docs/2030crcdsspringsummerbulletin2014fo
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Don't forget to check out Dr. McMickle's newest post on the Democrat and Chronicle's Unite Rochester blog. Click the link below to read and comment on his entries: