The Annual Fund exists to help individuals, churches and businesses participate in developing leaders at MACU. A quality, private, Christian education designed to equip students to reach their potential to impact their world for Christ comes at an expense. Thanks to the generosity of those who contribute to MACU to underwrite some of the educational expenses of deserving students, The Annual Fund has raised more than $XYZ in the past decade to help meet the university's needs.
We are confident that God will use alumni and friends of the University to provide the money so that hundreds of MACU students can continue their education next year. Alumni and friends' participation in the Annual Fund is critical. Not only does the fund provide much needed assistance to deserving students, but the higher the participation by our alumni and friends, the greater chances MACU has of receiving major grants from regional and national foundations who consider alumni and friends' participation an important part of their grant-making criteria.
The university's growth requires future construction that will provide more classrooms, administrative offices, and banquet and meeting rooms. Initial plans are underway to eventually construct a 37,000 square foot three-story building just east of the campus' Main Building. The first floor will provide fourteen new classrooms equipped with state of the art technology. Faculty and technology offices will also be included in the lower level floor design. The second floor will provide more classrooms and a large conference hall suitable to hosting large seminars, concerts, and banquets. In addition, a banquet room which can be divided in quadrants will provide the needed private dining facilities that the university lacks. The upper level of the building will include the President's Office, University Advancement, administrative offices and the university's institutes. When constructed, the new Leadership Building will enable MACU to accommodate approximately 1,000 more students taking on-campus classes.
There are several opportunities for donor to 'name' a section of this future building. Please contact the Office for University Advancement for more information about MACU's naming policy.
Make contribution checks payable to the "Building Leaders Today Campaign." The campaign is accepting gifts other than cash. How to Give
For information on how you can participate in the "Building Leaders Today Campaign" contact the Office for University Advancement.
You can help construct needed dormitories that will enable to university to continue its growth, as well as helping to attract the 'brightest' and 'best' students to our campus. A residential campus is only limited by its capacity to house its student body. Our Administrative Affairs Office is exploring ways to construct future dormitories outright or work with an investor in a build and lease relationship.
With either option, the University needs the generosity of its friends to move ahead with this much needed construction. For information on how you can contribute to future dormitory construction, contact the Associate Vice President for University Advancement.
You can help attract new students to campus, as well as making MACU an attractive campus in south Oklahoma City.
When the university relocated from Houston to Oklahoma City, funds were exhausted completing campus buildings and servicing the new mortgage. Therefore, some of the planned landscaping was never completed. Some small landscaping projects have been completed over the years but not to the level of beautifying the campus with flowering bushes and a suitable number of trees.
Due to the warm Oklahoma climate, landscape plants do not survive without a dependable lawn sprinkler system. The estimated cost of installing a sprinkler system and landscaping the campus is $240,000. The Director of Administrative Affairs has divided the landscaping project into four $60,000 phases. There are naming opportunities with each phase.
Contributing to this project allows the university to present an appealing campus to prospective students, as well as an enjoyable landscape for students, faculty, and staff. Because of the university's prominent location along heavily traveled S.W. 119th Street, an attractive appearance suggests a brand of 'quality' in all that the university offers.
For ways that you can contribute to this beautification project, contact the Associate Vice President for University Advancement.
Since its founding in 1953, Mid-America Christian University has been committed to preparing students for future church leadership. In turn, congregations have partnered with the University by sending students to campus, supporting student scholarship programs, and by sending contributions for the general operations of the school. Here are several ways we can work together by equipping students to impact their world for Christ: [Learn more]
Many companies encourage their employees' philanthropic efforts by matching their contributions to non-profit organizations such as Mid-America Christian University. Some companies will even match the donations made by retirees and/or spouses. Every gift that is given to MACU contributes to the fulfillment of the university's mission of teaching, shaping, and sending our students.
Will my company match my gift? To find out if your company has a matching gift program, please inquire with your company's human resources department, or contact MACU's Office for University Advancement.
How do I complete the paperwork? Most companies require the employee to complete a "Matching Gift Form" (usually available from personnel or human resources). A few companies allow employees to phone in a matching gift request or submit it online. If your company requires a form, complete your portion, and send it to MACU. We will do the rest!
Celebrating special occasions or honoring the memory of a friend or loved one is possible through a memorial gift. When you arrange for a memorial gift, you secure a lasting legacy of honor and a permanent place in Mid-America Christian University's history. Various naming opportunities are available, including a special engraved plaque with the name of the person you are honoring that is placed on the "Tree of Life." University Advancement staff take care in notifying family members of memorial gifts through information provided by the donor.
Celebrate the special occasion or accomplishment of a family member, friend or colleague by making a Tribute Gift. When you make a Tribute Gift, Mid-America Christian University places a special engraved plague on the "Tree of Life" and sends a card to the honoree notifying him or her of the gift.
Often family members wish to make a significant contribution to a construction project, an academic program, or the purchase of needed equipment. In response to the generosity of the donor, naming rights are given to that facility or cause (e.g. a building, a room, an endowed chair, or sports complex).
Occasionally, donors are interested in significant and long-lasting memorials, such as endowed scholarship funds, which can be established at $10,000 or more. Establishing a scholarship can be a meaningful way that future students will also acknowledge the legacy of the deceased.
To discuss any of these topics, contact the Office for University Advancement.
Scholarship initiatives provide the financial resources that help fund the difference between the University's true cost of educating a student, and what a student actually pays in tuition. By providing scholarships, MACU attracts the kind of students who can best benefit from a MACU education, but who may not have the personal funds to cover all of his or her tuition costs. Every gift to MACU scholarship programs go directly to providing student scholarships.
The Ministry Advancement Program represents a partnership between MACU and those who share the burden for preparing needed Christian leaders to serve in local Church of God reformation movement congregations. [Learn more]
Churches often wish to help students from their congregations to attend MACU. MACU matches up to $500 per semester for a total of $1,000 in a calendar year. In other words, if a church will inform the Office for University Advancement that it wishes to give a matching gift of $500 for student "John Smith" then the university will match that gift with a $500 scholarship. Now John Smith receives $1,000 toward his college expenses.
When sending the church's contribution, make check payable to "MACU Church Match Program." For more information, contact the Executive Director of Church Relations.
MACU is the only university in Oklahoma and in the Church of God (Anderson, IN) to offer a master's degree in the Spanish language. [Learn more]
This scholarship program allows donors to help prepare Christian leaders for the marketplace. The University has expanded its degree programs to encourage students to express their Christian faith within a business career. It is possible for businesses and donors to establish annual scholarships where the university publicly recognizes the company or individual by naming the scholarship in honor of the donor.
The scholarship program is also designed to encourage business majors to pursue internships with those sponsoring businesses and donors. For more information in how to contribute to the business scholarship program contact the Office for University Advancement.
MACU students often seek ways of applying learning and faith in real life settings such as a local church, agency, or business. Other groups of students seek to provide leadership in summer camps and youth conference. These scholarships encourage students to pursue a summer of service while providing scholarship dollars that will assist them when returning for fall classes.
To become a sponsor of a summer intern or team of students contact the Executive Director of Church Relations.
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