The 2012-2013 Senior Class Gift is a new sign for Mabel Wood Hall. With it, Southern Adventist University can announce classical music performances in a contemporary style. Through it, the Class of 2013 can leave a legacy symbolizing the growth, success, and maturity of its students.
As graduating seniors, we have driven to and from Southern’s campus many times. Therefore, I know you have driven past the main Southern sign. In all its glory, it glows—tall and wide, big, dominant, bold SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY spanning the campus’ icon. And then, you see the sign announcing Mabel Wood Hall performances. It’s a total change of tempo from the contemporary one greeting you.
It is because of this that we, your class officers, have chosen to raise money to replace the Mabel Wood Hall sign. The new sign will serve as a reminder of the reputation Southern Adventist University has for being classy and professional, up to date and modern. And, we, the Class of 2012-2013, want our name on it!
As you can guess, the price is hefty at about $85,000 in its entirety, but we are only requested to raise a portion of that money, about $20,000. In other words, your gifts are very important, as are your efforts in other fundraising moves such as participating in events and fundraisers and networking with donors.
As of now, there are two ways donations may be made. The first is through online giving at southern.edu/give. The other is to take your cash or check to Ms. Lori Thompson in Advancement located in Lynnwood Hall.
We dare you to contribute to this Sign of Maturity.
President: Josianne Bailey Eric Louw
Vice President: Hannah Morgan
Secretary: Ingrid Hernandez
Pastor: Erica Singh
December Representative: Kayce Foote
Campaign Manager: Simone Marshall
Sponsors: Mindi Rahn, Rhonda Scott
The Class of 2010 will leave something special for Southern, something that will have a lasting influence on future students and the entire Southern family: a Nathan Greene original painting that portrays the mission of Southern and of Christian education, training students to be missionaries for Christ. The conceptual idea is to include several students dressed in the clothes of various professions, with Jesus encouraging them to go out and live lives of ministry and service to others.
The wish of the class of 2010 is that through this gift the students, faculty, parents, and visitors who see the painting will immediately recognize that Southern Adventist University is no ordinary school; it is a divinely appointed place where young people can learn how to know and serve their Creator.
Thanks to members, friends, and family of the class of 2010, sufficient gifts and pledges were made in time to present the signed contract at the May 2010 Commencement. However, if you would like to have a part in this meaningful project, you can still help with the extras of staging, transportation, and installation to create a gift that is both spiritually and academically inspiring. The painting is tentatively scheduled to be unveiled and presented to the school in the fall of 2011.
Thank you for your prayers and support.
Elise Harboldt, Class Campaign Manager
Class Officers 2010
Give online: www.southern.edu/give (check "Senior Class Gift")
Give by phone: 423.236.2772
Give by check, download this form and mail to:
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315