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Chris ’79 and Heidi Bingaman ’80 have been an integral part of Messiah College for more than 35 years. They are both alumni of Messiah and two of their four daughters, Emily ’05 and Lindsey ’08, attended here, as well. They have hosted informational events on behalf of the College and have served as institutional ambassadors in the upper Susquehanna Valley where they live. Currently, Heidi is on the Messiah Board of Trustees where she is an active member of the Committee on Advancement.

Both served as former chairs of the Parent Council. In that role, they were instrumental in launching the Good Samaritan Fund, which is a resource for students who encounter unexpected financial distress during their time at Messiah. This vital fund often has been the bridge that permits students to remain at Messiah despite unanticipated financial hardship.
Bingaman and Son Lumber, Inc. (BSL), – Chris’s family’s business – has long been a benefactor of Messiah College through donations of lumber for various campus projects, including the High Center for Worship and Performing Arts and the upcoming Fitness/Wellness Center.

Recently, the couple established the Bingaman and Son, Inc. Scholarship Endowment, which benefits children of BSL employees who wish to attend Messiah College. In addition, alumni of the Northumberland Christian School may also receive the scholarship if no current BSL-affiliated students are attending Messiah at the time.
The Bingamans deeply value the Christian educational mission of Messiah and are grateful for the opportunity to support other families in their community who wish for their children to attend Messiah. We are so thankful to them for their continued support of our students through this scholarship fund and through their faithful generosity over many years.