Winter 2006 Rapport: Development Outlook
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Annual Alumni Phonathon
Jami Pool (left), Erin Schaffer (second from left) and
Mike Burnette (right) won scholarships and Bible software.
our Alumni Annual Fund we have seen numerous doors open
that will impact generations to come. The results of
the 3rd Annual Alumni Phonathon, September 12 and 13, exceeded
last year’s phonathon in many ways.
The number of
commitments in the last two years increased by an average
of 11%, with an increase of over 15% this year alone.
The amount committed by alumni increased by more than
19% over last year. The average increase in funds committed
by alumni in the last two years is 25.5%!
Students call alumni during the phonathon.
find it rewarding to be able to give back and invest
in the lives of emerging Pentecostal leaders.”
Why I Support the Alumni Annual Fund...
By Jim Tygrett (M.A. in Biblical Studies 1978)
I believe AGTS is a very important pillar of the Assemblies
of God. As an alumnus, I am proud to have received my master’s
degree from an educational institution that prepares leaders
to become mighty instruments for God.
I appreciate the financial
assistance I received, as a student with a family. It helped
me complete my degree as planned with the least amount of debt.
With the rising cost of education we need to do all we can to
minimize the debt load students face upon graduation. I consider
it a privilege to support the Alumni Annual Fund each year—with
my contribution, I can help make a difference in students’ lives
who are in the same position I was once in. I find it rewarding
to be able to give back and invest in the lives of emerging Pentecostal
I wholeheartedly support AGTS and see it as a great resource
to our fellowship.
Calling All Alumni!
By Mike Burnette (M.Div. Student)
When first approached about the phonathon, I must admit, it
sounded like the least appealing way to spend my evening. I worked
in telemarketing for over three years, and didn’t feel
the Lord calling me back there.
After catching the vision for
the phonathon and realizing that this could be a really fun
experience and I jumped on board. It was a great opportunity
not only to raise scholarship funds but to connect with alumni
that have been where I am and chat about their experiences as
In two nights, we spent 10 hours on the phones, ate good food
and a lot of cookies, and raised thousands of dollars.
through seminary is tough work. There are great rewards, but
don’t be mistaken, it’s also expensive. I am
grateful to those alumni that made contributions. Their gifts
help students like myself. It was very rewarding to be able to
make a difference for current and future students.
So...where do I sign up for next year?
Friday, December 2, 2005 2:39 PM