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Record-Breaking Giving Tuesday Campaign for Central

Giving TuesdayMcPherson, Kansas – Central raised over $30,805 in its annual Giving Tuesday efforts. This year’s project funded the purchase and installation of a system that will enable all events in Greer Auditorium to be streamed live online.

This is Central’s third year participating in Giving Tuesday. In 2019, the alumni and friends of the college raised several thousand dollars to install a disc golf course and a hammock farm on campus. In 2020, over $10,000 was raised to help refurbish the Mingenback Hall lobby to give students another venue to study. In light of COVID-19, these projects have had a larger impact than was expected, creating additional opportunities for students to be together, active, and socially distanced. 2021, hosted impressive updates to classrooms, campus and event signage, and an immense facelift for Greer Auditorium,

In the last year, through donations through Giving Tuesday, additional donors, and College operations funds Greer Auditorium has seen improvements in nearly every aspect of the space. New paint, light fixtures, carpet in the tech booth, installed communication options between the tech booth and the stage, as well as a completely upgraded lighting system on stage – which replaced the original system installed in 1987.

This Giving Tuesday, the College was looking to complete this comprehensive work done in Greer Auditorium. The goal to install a fully functional live streaming set that will enable all events in the space to be streamed at a high quality in real time. In order to accomplish this, it requires the sound system to be replaced and updated to current standards, numerous pieces of new equipment, and cables run throughout the space, enabling a multi-camera system to be installed.

The College is excited to announce that it officially raised $30,805 on Giving Tuesday. A part of this was raised by a generous grant from the Chatlos Foundation, whose mission is to proclaim the Glory of God by funding nonprofit organizations in the USA and around the globe. The remainder of it was raised through crowdsourcing efforts on social media spearheaded by the Alumni Board.

​Executive Director of CCK Foundation, David Ferrell shared, “Besides breaking our giving records on Giving Tuesday, the Greer streaming project will enhance, to a wider audience including our alumni, the ability to showcase activities held in the auditorium such as chapel, convocation, Homecoming, etc. We are thankful for such a strong response and show of support!”

“Sometimes the Lord blesses in small ways only you may be aware of, maybe to grow your individual faith. Other times the blessings are big and available for all to see and all you can do is say, “Wow” and thank you Lord!” underscored by Alumni Board President Bill Young, “The Alumni Project to Live Stream Greer Auditorium is one of the “Wow” blessings. Commitments by those who prayed and those who gave are already growing individual faiths but just thinking of how the streaming for students, faculty, staff, alumni, the community of McPherson and families of future students will be touched can only leave me smiling and thankful we have a Big God!”

On Tuesday President Favara shared, “Since its inception, CCCK has relied on the faithful love, prayers, and support of its friends and alumni. I was reminded of this fact during this past Giving Tuesday, when alumni and friends supported a record-breaking Giving Tuesday campaign, fully funding this year’s Alumni Project. Thank you to each and every person who took the time to and made the investment ins to the mission of Central Christian College of Kansas. You matter!”

 

ABOUT CENTRAL CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OF KANSAS

Central Christian College of Kansas is a regionally accredited institution offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs. Central strives to offer Christ-centered education for the whole person – heart, mind, soul, and strength. Its history dates back to 1884, and it is located in the friendly town of McPherson, Kansas. Central is a strategically small college that offers over forty areas of residential study and a thriving online program for non-traditional students. To learn more about opportunities to donate go to CCCKFoundation.org

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