Total Gifts and Commitments Received: $2,940,000
Approximate Gap in Funding: $650,500
Amount Still Eligible for Matching: $51,110
Martin Luther College gratefully reports a generous outpouring of support for its Let the Children Come campaign aimed at funding a new Early Childhood Learning Center at MLC. A group of donors are presenting $1.25 million to MLC as a challenge grant. The donors offer this contribution as a celebration of the blessings the Lord has granted to young souls touched by early childhood education (ECE) ministries and as a strong encouragement to fellow WELS members to participate in this important ministry partnership. Through June 2013, this group of donors will match gifts for Let The Children Come dollar for dollar up to $1.25 million.
To ask questions or discuss how you might participate in this challenge grant, contact Jon Scharlemann, MLC VP for Mission Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1 (877) MLC-1995; or WELS Ministry of Christian Giving at 1 (800) 827-5482.
The campaign goal includes funding for an expanding ministry to our campus, community, and synod. Due to an increased enrollment at the ECLC (over 68% for next year), we have planned for additional staff. To serve the growing need for continuing early childhood education, we planned tuition assistance funds for current ECE instructors.