MTSO is gratefully celebrating the receipt of $34,762.92 from the Columbus Foundation’s Big Give philanthropy event, held during at 26-hour period Oct. 10 and 11. The amount includes gifts from 76 individual donors plus MTSO’s share of the foundation’s $1.4 million bonus pool.
The average participating organization in the Big Give received 33 donations and raised $19,872, including the Columbus Foundation’s bonus, which was 8.6 percent.
Big Give events are not regularly scheduled; the foundation announced this fall’s event four weeks in advance. MTSO was provided a complete list of donors at the end of November.
“We’re grateful for the faithfulness of those who invest in our students’ preparation for ministry year in and year out,” said MTSO President Jay Rundell. “It truly is a bonus to see folks come together to share in the Big Give. We thank the Columbus Foundation for including MTSO in this special event.”
Methodist Theological School in Ohio provides theological education and leadership in pursuit of a just and sustainable world. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree, the school offers master’s degrees in counseling, theological studies and practical theology, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree.
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Danny Russell, communications director