TIU Receives Largest Single Gift in Its History
Trinity CommunicationsOctober 14, 2011
Trinity International University has received the largest single gift in its history, estimated at $30 million.
This designated gift is from one family, and, along with the other large gift restricted to funding five chairs and student scholarships, it triples the size of Trinity’s endowment. Through this gift, Trinity’s mission is advanced in various ways—for example, in providing more scholarship funds to students—and thus helps us to contains costs for students and their families.
According to Trinity President Craig Williford, the size of this gift shows confidence in the University and its ability to impact multiple generations of leaders across the globe. It positions Trinity to make progress on its commitment to integrate the gospel of Jesus Christ with an academically excellent education—one that is comprehensive, couched in community, Christ-centered, connected to the church, and engaged with culture.
The donors have restricted the gift to include endowed funding for scholarships, five endowed chairs, capital projects, strategic investments in academic programs, and a one-time employee appreciation gift.
“This generous gift is strategically designed to position Trinity for the future and to honor the personal commitment of those working hard to fulfill the University’s mission—to educate men and women to engage in his redemptive work in the world by cultivating academic excellence, Christian faithfulness, and lifelong learning,” said President Williford.