The Messiah Fund

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The Messiah Fund

We believe that the college experience should be transforming. We believe in equipping people to navigate life's tensions and bring about reconciliation in our world today. We believe in Christ centered education.

When you support the Messiah Fund, you support every student on our campus and everything they'll experience during their time here -- from study abroad programs to service and missions trips impacting the community, your gift makes Messiah's Christ-centered, academically rigorous education possible for our students.

We Love Messiah!

Each year, a dedicated group of Messiah students calls thousands of alumni, parents, and friends on behalf of the Messiah Fund. During each calling session Phonathon callers:

  • Raise funds that directly impact current students by helping to keep tuition rates affordable
  • Keep alumni connected by collecting family, career and service updates for publication in The Bridge
  • Update address, phone, and email information so our donors receive important College communications
  • Share news from campus
  • Receive and record prayer requests

At our We Love Messiah on campus event, we create an opportunity for students to learn more about the impact of giving. During this event, students get the chance to both celebrate the impact of giving, as well as say "thank you" to our donors!

Our seniors are asked to give a legacy gift to the Messiah Fund during their senior year here at Messiah. We ask them to give because we want them to join in the tradition of giving back to the generosity from which they have already benefitted. It's the perfect way for them to celebrate their graduation and begin their journey as an alumni of Messiah College.

Each year, Messiah College is privileged to welcome alumni back to campus to celebrate their reunion during Homecoming. Reunions are a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with classmates and friends, relive special memories, and renew a relationship with Messiah.

Reunion gifts are given by the 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th and 50th reunion classes and provide a special opportunity to give back to the College as a unified class. Reunion classes work together to present a significant class gift to the College, which expresses appreciation to the College for the education that was received many years ago while simultaneously leaving a legacy for the next generation of Messiah College students.

At Homecoming 2016,  reunion class gifts will be presented by the following classes:

  • 2011 - 5 Year Reunion
  • 2006 - 10 Year Reunion
  • 2001 - 15 Year Reunion
  • 1991 - 20 Year Reunion
  • 1966 - 50 Year Reunion

Messiah College thanks our Corporate Partners who provide gifts of at least $1000 per year. Your support enables our students, employees, and alumni to make a positive difference in our region, the nation, and the world.

Ambassador Foundation
American Endowment Foundation
American Society of Civil Engineers Central PA Section
Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of PA
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP
The Beacon Charitable Foundation Bingaman & Son Lumber Co. Boustead Family Foundation
Brethren in Christ Foundation
Brown Advisory Charitable Foundation Inc.
Calvin College
CAP Collective LLC Cardone Industries Century Engineering Inc.
The Chatlos Foundation
The William Chinnick Charitable Foundation Inc.
The Clark Associates Charitable Foundation The Clemens Family Corporation Community Aid Inc.
Council of Independent Colleges Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates Inc. Doorstep Ministry Foundation Earth, Turf, & Wood Inc.
Ernst & Young Foundation
Esbenshade Foundation Feeser’s Inc.
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
The Foundation for Enhancing Communities Four Seasons Produce Inc.
John E. Fullerton Inc.
Fulton Bank
Furmano’s Foods
General Electric Foundation
Greenfield Architects LTD
John Gross & Company
Guardian Life Insurance
Hahn Family Foundation
Higher Information Group LLC
Highmark Blue Shield
Hoober Incorporated
Horst Insurance
Lawrence L & Julia Z. Hoverter Charitable Foundation
Technology Solutions
The Isaac Family Foundation
Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Kemper Corporate Services Inc.
Kung Charities Inc.
Lacher & Associates Insurance
Larsen Foundation
Lebo & Reed Real Estate Partnership
Lilly Endowment
Lincoln Financial Advisors
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Louisville Institute
M & T Charitable Foundation
Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe
McCormick Family Foundation
McKonly & Asbury LLP
Mechanicsburg Area Foundation
Mennonite Economic
Development Associates
The Mennonite Foundation Inc.
The Merck Company Foundation
The Metzler Family Foundation
Microsoft Corporation
Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding Trust Inc.
Mountaineer Farms LLC
National Christian Foundation
Norfolk Southern Corporation
PA Chamber of Business and Industry
PA Department of Environmental Protection
Pennsylvania Power & Light
Pennsylvania State University
The Pennsylvania Trust Company
The Phillips Group
Premium Promotionals
Presbyterian Church in America
The Presser Foundation
T. Rowe Price Associates Property Management Inc.
Raytheon Company
Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP
Residential Warranty Corporation Rhoads & Sinon LLP Salzmann Hughes P.C.
Sawyer Products Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving Scott Electric Foundation Inc. The Sedwick Foundation
The Joseph T. & Helen M. Simpson Foundation
L.B. Smith Estate Foundation Inc. Soccer Shots Franchising LLC
The Stabler Foundation
The Standard
Stover Family Foundation
Susquehanna Bank
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Turkey Hill Dairy UGI HVAC Enterprises Inc.
United Service Foundation
United Way of Delaware
Univest National Bank & Trust
The UPS Foundation
Valparaiso University Warrell Foundation Webstaurant Store Inc.
The Franklin H. & Ruth L. Wells Foundation
The Whitaker Foundation
Willow Valley Associates Witmer Charitable Foundation World Vision Inc.
Xoom Energy LLC
York County Community Foundation
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