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100 Years of Giving : The Present Day


Messiah’s legacy of philanthropy continues as thousands of alumni, parents, and friends contribute to the mission of the College each year. By supporting students through scholarship aid, the unrestricted Student Impact Fund, and endowments, alumni have the opportunity to impact the lives of current and future generations of students as they discover God’s unique calling on their lives. Support for capital projects ensures that Messiah has the facilities needed to attract today’s sophisticated student body, provide room for interactive learning, and offer state-of-the-art technology that prepares our future alumni for an increasingly competitive job market. Every gift, regardless of the amount, is important to Messiah College’s continued financial well-being, and every alum can make a difference.


As we move forward into our second century, Messiah College is grateful for those who gave sacrificially in the past, and we are hopeful that countless others will join with us as we seek to fulfill our institutional mission of educating men and women toward maturity of intellect, character, and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership, and reconciliation in church and society. As alumni in particular reflect on how much their education was made possible by the generosity of those who went before them, we trust that they will consider supporting current and future generations of students by giving back and thereby sustaining Messiah’s legacy and culture of philanthropy.


“After attending Messiah College for one semester, it’s difficult to begin to describe the changes in my life. Every first year student experiences their transition stage into college differently, and I am so thankful that I had a pleasant one. Making fast friends has never been one of my strengths, but just a few weeks into the first semester, I was invited to go on a weekend retreat with the Multicultural Council and other Martin Scholars. It was during this retreat that I first felt comfortable, not just with others, but with myself. I finally found a group of people with whom I could relax.”

--Christopher Samaniego

Class of 2014

Pre-Med Biology Major