The Carpenter Challenge

The Carpenter Challenge

Starr King School for the Ministry is pleased to announce that the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation has issued a matching gift challenge of $50,000 to the school. These funds will help Starr King to meet operational expenses, as tuition only covers 37% of SKSM’s annual budget.

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The school has made operating funds a top priority as it seeks to become financially stable and sustainable. The Carpenter Challenge is a big step in that direction. These funds will offset expenses related to increasing enrollment and support charitable giving to Starr King School for the Ministry.

Any gift made to the general fund of Starr King School for the Ministry will be matched 100% up to a cumulative total of $50,000 beginning July 1, 2016 (for a total of $100,000 in much needed unrestricted support.) This gift represents the Carpenter Foundation’s interest in both theological education and programs that support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons of faith.

“The Carpenter Foundation is committed to assisting Starr King in becoming financially sustainable,” SKSM’s Vice President for Advancement, Jessica Cloud said. “I hope this challenge will encourage alumni and friends of the school to step up, make the commitment, and help us finish this challenge quickly and successfully.”

Starr King staff will update this page regularly with the Carpenter Challenge totals. If you have already made a gift, please encourage others to give by posting about the challenge on social media, using the hashtags #AdvanceSKSM and #SKSMChallenge and the web address