Having now entered a second century as a theological college serving the leadership and theological needs of the United Church, and the 90th year of occupancy in the college building on the University of Saskatchewan campus, St. Andrew’s College is preparing for the launch of new fund to sustain the building well into the future.
The Second Century Fund has now been established to take the place of the Accessibility Fund that completed the installation of the elevator and accessible washroom. With the generous support the College received for the Accessibility Fund, the elevator and washroom have been completely paid for with some funds in excess.
With the permission of the donors those funds have made the first contributions to the Second Century Fund.
St. Andrew’s House has provided a welcome home for theological students and faculty, a residence on campus for generations of students, a place of worship on campus, a home for the extensive library collection held by the College, and a place of gathering for the community. Through lease arrangements a significant source of annual income is earned by the building to support the educational program.
And the building serves as a centre for a United Church of Canada presence in the heartland of Canada. To ensure the future of the College building and its potential to serve well into the future, a long-term maintenance and renewal plan is being established for the building.
The Second Century Fund will seek to provide the resources that will be necessary during the next 10 to 20 years to support the College’s stewardship of its home.