Trevecca alumni and friends aspire to exceed expectations - and the comprehensive campaign, Making Great Stories Possible, and the University’s first-ever Trevecca Giving Day proved to be no exceptions.
The University’s five-year comprehensive campaign goals were set in 2015 with a focus on endowments, capital projects, and current programs. Securing new estate commitments for the future success of the University was the most significant goal. The $75 million financial goal was far surpassed, with over $84.3 million raised and nearly 9,500 donors participating. Of these total gifts, $54.5 million represents new estate commitments and $29.8 million capital and current gifts.
“Today we pause to celebrate the historic achievement of our Making Great Stories Possible campaign,” said campaign chair Wendel Nixon. “Thank you to all who had ‘ears to hear and eyes to see’ the call and vision of what God has called - and continues to call - Trevecca to become.”
Trevecca Giving Day was the concluding event for the campaign. Goals of 500 donors and $250,000 raised were set for the March 25 effort. “Trevecca Giving Day was all about the community coming together to support the university they love,” said Trevecca vice president of External Relations Peggy Cooning. Alumni, employees, students and friends rallied together and greatly exceeded the goals, with 1,259 donors giving $1,218,255 during the 24-hour campaign. “We saw a huge outpouring of love and support in ways that inspire us as we focus on future priorities. Trevecca Giving Day was truly a physical expression of Making Great Stories Possible,” Cooning remarked.
“Sometimes a university president just wonders,” commented university president Dan Boone, “how wide and deep are the devotion and loyalty to an alma mater, a Christian university, a missional expression of the Kingdom of God. The Great Stories campaign and the first annual Trevecca Giving Day are the clearest expressions I've seen in 16 years of serving as Trevecca's president. Our people believe in what we are doing and they are generous. Simply stated, thank you, friends!”
About Trevecca Nazarene University
Trevecca Nazarene University is a Christian university in the heart of Nashville focused on preparing students for lives of leadership and service. Founded in 1901, Trevecca is committed to holistic education, encouraging students to grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
This commitment extends from Trevecca’s historic main campus just one mile from thriving downtown Nashville to two other locations across Tennessee, and online classes offered worldwide. With students from 47 states and 25 countries, Trevecca offers 20 associate degrees, 73 undergraduate majors, 19 master’s programs and three doctoral programs as well as specialist and certificate programs.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Trevecca as a national university in the annual “2021 Best Colleges,” making the University the only Nazarene institution to receive the national ranking. The Carnegie Foundation has classified Trevecca as a doctoral university, ranking it among the top seven percent of schools nationwide. The University is listed among the top 10 colleges and universities in Tennessee in personal finance website WalletHub's 2021 College and University Ranking.
The campus is certified as both an arboretum and the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA, one of just nine universities and colleges in the state to receive the recognition. A member of NCAA Division II, Trevecca boasts 15 men’s and women’s teams who compete in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference as well as 12 intramural teams.