The continued financial support from a broad network of donors is bolstering theological education at St. Andrew’s College.
The college has seen its financial situation stabilize during the past several years thanks to work of its board and staff, but principal Lorne Calvert points to the contributions of the college’s community of supporters as a key reason for the continuing ability of St. Andrew’s to provide justice-driven education for Christian leadership.
“The appreciation goes to those of you in this room, all of you, who so generously support St. Andrew’s College,” Calvert told a recent fundraising gala in Saskatoon. “We have been blessed by gifts from congregations but it’s the individual gifts that are still the lifeblood of St. Andrew’s College and I thank you for that support.”
Those contributions have allowed the college to build the assets needed to support students with a full year of paid tuition, along with a complete rebate of tuition during their residency experience.
Now, the college is able to offer additional financial support as students work toward a career of service within the church.
“I know it is a great sacrifice for students to prepare for ministry and study theology in The United Church of Canada and your gifts have made this support available to our students,” Calvert said.
“Now, through a fund that’s described as the Fredrick Passmore Fund, a package of money given to serve the students of St. Andrew’s, we can give further tuition relief to students in their final year.”