$25 Million Capital Campaign Kick-Off Celebration Announced















North Greenville University has set the most ambitious fundraising goal in its 120-year existence: $25 million by 2016.

Two important milestones will be reached for North Greenville University in 2016 – the 125th anniversary of the school’s founding and the 25th anniversary of Dr. Jimmy Epting’s presidency. To-date the university has raised $16.5 million or 66% of the goal.

Announced last week at a Capital Campaign Cabinet meeting, Tuesday, October 16 has been set aside as the GIFT God Capital Campaign kickoff celebration event titled A Vision of Courage, to be held at the TD Convention Center in Greenville for donors and friends of the university. Alex Kendrick, of Sherwood Pictures, who acted, directed, and produced Facing the Giants, Fireproof, and Courageous will be the guest speaker for the event. The musical group 4-Him will be coming back together for a special reunion concert just for this event.

“This will be a night that will change lives,” said president Epting at the Cabinet meeting. “Yes we are trying to raise money for the school to help future generations, but at the same time we desire to influence people and bring them closer to Christ.”

University donors and friends will be asked to purchase a table for $500 and fill it with ten guests for the event. Other sponsorships available for this special evening range from $2,500 to $10,000.

“We [4-Him] and Alex Kendrick are committed, just as president Epting, to reach future generations for Christ,” said Mark Harris of 4-Him. “If we don’t reach them, someone else will. This is what we hope to accomplish through this evening of worship and celebration.”

The priorities for the campaign include: $8 million addition to the school’s endowment, $6 million multipurpose indoor Athletic/Worship Center, $4.2 million for Village at Tigerville, $2.5 million science building renovation/addition, $1 million for athletic complex additions, and $750,000 for a building endowment.

For more information about the Vision of Courage event contact NGU’s Office of University Advancement at 864.977.7015. All funds raised during the event will be added to the $25 million campaign goal.