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:

http://www.cressfuneralservice.com/obituary/138556/Rev-Dr-Andrew-Davison/

 

 

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: http://www.crcds.edu/2015-fall-lecture-registration/

or call (585) 340-9643.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fund for CRCDS surpasses its goal!

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.

CRCDS Alumnus to be ordained

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.