The New Beginning
Five years ago, Christian Heritage College experienced a new beginning. For some, the most visible impact of this new beginning—the change of the school’s name to San Diego Christian College—signaled a possible departure from the institution’s rich history of providing a quality Biblical liberal arts education. In truth, the new beginning initiated a plan to make the college self-sustaining for the first time in its then 25-year history and to ensure that its tradition of impacting the world for Christ would continue long into the future.
Through the process, SDCC has formalized its relationships with and reduced its dependence upon its sister organizations, improved its accreditation standing with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), expanded academic programs, increased scholarship endowments, and implemented many organizational and facility improvements to better serve its students and the Christian community. SDCC’s Board has also been bolstered by the presence of Shirley Peters and Beverly LaHaye (wives of founders Art Peters and Tim LaHaye) as well as others who have helped energize and support the direction of the college.
The May Ministry Match
Excited by recent college successes including the addition of a Christian Ministries Major under the Adult Professional Studies Program, approval by WASC to launch an online degree program and rising enrollments in SDCC’s traditional programs, a long-time friend of SDCC has pledged a $100,000 matching gift in an effort to encourage others to start or resume supporting the ministry of the college.
Recognizing the need for ongoing financial support for every program offered by SDCC, every new gift or pledge made by May 31, 2010 will be matched dollar-for-dollar regardless of designation.* The only requirement to qualify for matching funds is that cash gifts must be received by May 31, 2010 and pledges must be made by that date with the intention of being paid in monthly installments within one year.
Every Gift Counts
There are no gifts too small. Two people making $25 monthly gifts could provide a $1,200 scholarship to a deserving student. One person making a $40 monthly gift could help us buy $1,000 of office and/or classroom equipment. A corporate gift of $5,000 could help us make $10,000 in summer improvements to our residence halls and classrooms facilities.
* To qualify for matching funds, gifts must be designated for currently budgeted projects or programs and may not be designated to benefit any specific student, staff or faculty member. If you would like to fund a specific program but are unsure as to how to proceed, please contact Vic Conner, Director of Advancement at (619) 590-1750.
Academic Program Development
Co-Curricular Programs (i.e. Music, Honors, Debate)
Hawk Athletics Program
Student Service Opportunities
Student Ministry Opportunities
To make your gift and/or pledge:
Or phone the SDCC Advancement Office at (619) 590-1750