FOUNDATION FOR EPISCOPAL CAMPUS MINISTRY
Supporting Episcopal Campus Ministry at the
University of Arizona and Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ
The Foundation for Episcopal Campus Ministry in Tucson is managed by its Board of Trustees, a group of 12-15 active Episcopalians from local parishes dedicated to raising and providing funds to ensure the continuous and vibrant Episcopal/Anglican presence at sites of higher education in the Tucson area.
Since 1981, the Foundation for Episcopal Campus Ministry has been raising and managing an endowment fund that provides funding for an Episcopal chaplain at the University of Arizona. Our efforts will grow as the ministry expands to include Pima Community College. We strongly believe that the Episcopal Church, with its rich theological and liturgical traditions, can and should meet and challenge the spiritual needs of the students, faculty and staff in their joint pursuit of truth, beauty, and goodness through rigor, integrity and care for others. In doing so, the Campus Ministry can also discover, nurture and present future leaders for the Church.
Our most recent initiative to nurture future leaders in the Church is to sponsor the Carey and Janet Womble Fellowship for peer ministers, chosen among students active in Episcopal Campus Fellowship. This student is chosen by the Chaplain to be an evangelist on campus. This Fellowship was established in 2010, after the death of the Rev. Dr. Carey Womble, in honor of him and his wife, Janet, who began ministering to U of A students in 1971. Both Carey and Janet were founding members of this Foundation in 1981.
Currently, Benjamin (Ben) Garren is serving as Chaplain at the University of Arizona. He maintains an office at the Campus Christian Center, an ecumenical center located at the University of Arizona. In addition to Sunday Eucharist, held at the Campus Christian Center, schedules for all activities are listed at www.ua-canterbury.org.
The Foundation Board meets quarterly and also holds an annual meeting in the spring. All donors are invited to attend this meeting, enjoy a catered lunch, and hear about current issues concerning campus ministry. An annual newsletter is produced in early December and mailed to all supporters during our annual fund raising effort. The Foundation is organized as an Arizona Non-profit Corporation.
We invite and encourage all committed persons and/or groups, such as parishes, to support the Episcopal Campus Ministry in the Tucson area by contributing generously to the Foundation.
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