February 2020 News Perspective Online

Office of Development: The Perkins Executive Board and Its Impact

Perkins is fortunate to have an outstanding Executive Board, a group of dedicated supporters who serve as an advisory group to Dean Craig Hill. Chaired by Bishop Mike McKee of the North Texas Conference, the Board is made up of 43 members, including six SMU Trustees, three of whom are bishops of The United Methodist Church.

Several years ago, this important group took on the task of personally raising funds to start a new scholarship program called Perkins Scholars. Those funds increase the scholarships provided to 10 select Master of Divinity students in each year’s entering class who show great promise for leadership as well as outstanding academic accomplishments. Since the beginning of the program, $650,000 has been committed by this dedicated group of Executive Board members.

Financial aid is vital for theological graduate students. Perkins must continue to increase the level of scholarship aid if we are to attract students who will be the leaders of the church of tomorrow.

Please join this group of dedicated volunteers in making theological education affordable for the current generation of students. Every gift is important.

Visit our website to make a gift. Why not select to give a recurring gift either monthly or quarterly?

The next generation of church leaders is preparing to be salt and light in the world. Thank you for joining the cause.

With a thankful heart,

John A. Martin
Director of Development