by Norm Miller
The week of Aug. 26 – 30 revealed the blessings of God, the generosity of others, and the fruits of relationship building as Louisiana College received more than $300,000 in support.
“The Lord has blessed the College in multiple ways this past week, which I know you want to share in praise and thanksgiving,” said Dr. Rick Brewer, president, in an email to Louisiana College leaders. “We received individual financial gifts of $100,000, $20,000, $10,000, $5,000, and several gifts ranging from $100 to $1,000.”
An alumnus and his wife designated a sizable gift to equip a state-of-the art Computer Science lab. “This gift provides a huge lift to our emerging Computer Science major,” Brewer noted. “Glory to God!”
Citing other methods of regular support, Brewer noted the Board of Visitors, whose gifts total about $250,000 annually in direct scholarship funds. The Legacy Society and Wildcat Club reflect planned giving and resources for athletics, respectively.
Brewer expressed “humble and heart-felt gratitude” for all the Louisiana Baptists who support the College through the Louisiana Baptist Convention Cooperative Program. “This underwrites tuition costs about $3,000 annually per student,” he said.
Since the Fall 2019 semester began, more than 50 students have made a public profession of faith in Christ. “This is where giving to Louisiana College reflects far more than support for practical needs. Rather, all monies given to Louisiana College are integrally connected to our Vision of Preparing Graduates and Transforming Lives, which ultimately entails the spiritual renewal and growth of the students God has entrusted to us,” Brewer said.