News: CCU President's Weekend Raises $4M+

CCU’s Third Annual President’s Weekend Raises more than $4M

Student Scholarships, Science Center, and the University Endowment lead funding categories

Colorado Christian University, the premiere Christian university in the Rocky Mountain region, received more than $4 million in philanthropic pledges during the third annual President’s Weekend gathering. The event brought together friends of the University with CCU leadership for three days of vision casting, fellowship, prayer, and inspiration.

“The faithful generosity of our donors continues to transform Colorado Christian University into the lantern of the Rockies, a distinct and compelling Christ-centered higher education that molds students into exceptionally employable cultural leaders,” said Eric Hogue, vice president of University Advancement. “For three years our generous partners have risen to the occasion to help secure the future for CCU.”

The largest annual fundraising event for the University, the weekend generated pledges from 48 unique donor households. In three years, more than 150 households have pledged donations and gifts totaling over $12 million.

The cumulative impact of the past three years includes finalizing the funding needed for the Armstrong Center; providing hundreds of undergraduate, adult, and graduate scholarships; growing the University endowment; and jumpstarting the funding campaign for the new Science Center, the sixth and final building in the campus development plan.

“CCU continues to be richly blessed by our friends and partners who joined us for a wonderful weekend of enrichment for the University. The relaxing venue and shared values of the participants created an ideal environment for friendship building” said Tim McTavish, interim president.

This year’s President’s Weekend was hosted at The Cloister at Sea Island, Georgia. Invited guests featured best-selling author Eric Metaxas and Fox News host Trey Gowdy who spoke on the importance of Christ-centered education and the societal and government threats facing CCU and other religious universities. Additionally, Grammy-winning artists Mercy Me performed an acoustic concert for those in attendance and Food Network celebrity chefs Simon Majumdar and Maneet Chauhan.