Starr King Receives One Million Dollar Pledge

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Starr King School Receives One Million Dollar Pledge

Starr King School joyfully announces its first $1 million endowment pledge.  In the anonymous donor’s own words, “I am pleased to be able to make this bequest in support of the school’s commitments to educating to counter oppressions and to creating just and sustainable communities. I am deeply impressed with the educational philosophy and practice of the school, and the effectiveness and authenticity of its graduates.”

Dr. Rebecca Parker, president of Starr King School, celebrates that “this is the largest planned gift made to the school in its 108-year history.  The generosity and vision of this wonderful donor is significant.  Her gift springs from a deep knowing of the school and demonstrates the profound difference one person can make in assuring that our progressive religious values flourish.”

The gift has inspired two long-time supporters of Starr King School to step forward to help raise a $2 million match.   Rigdon Currie (former SKSM board chair) and Rev. Earl Holt (SKSM 1972, and former board chair) will be making calls and visits to invite other friends of Starr King to make planned gifts.  President Rebecca Parker and Vice President for Advancement, Kelly Flood (SKSM 1990), and SKSM trustees will be making calls and visits to raise cash gifts for current needs.

By clicking here, you can send an email to invite us to personally call you. We’d welcome the opportunity to talk with you about how you can support Starr King and help us achieve our $2 million matching goal.  We’d also be pleased to talk with you about our priority commitment to “educating to counter oppressions and create just and sustainable communities.”

You can Donate Now through our secure online server to make a gift to Starr King School.

See Our Educational Philosophy if you want to know more about Starr King’s mission to prepare people for Unitarian Universalist ministry and progressive religious leadership, with our distinctive emphasis on educating to counter oppressions, create just and sustainable communities, and cultivate multi-religious life and learning.

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