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20|20 Vision Campaign

A Word from the Campaign

The LCU story is marked by vision, sacrifice, and faithfulness. The Vision 2020 Campaign looks confidently to the university’s future, seeking to build on the idea of a great Christian university on the South Plains. This campaign is the largest and most ambitious in our brief history and will require deep and wide participation by every part of the LCU community—our boards, faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents, and friends. 

The Vision 2020 Campaign is about focusing on the things that matter most. We seek to be authentically Christian in every aspect of our life together. IT is that commitment that call us together, insists on excellence in all that we do, and places student transformation at the heart of our work. This campaign will sustain academic excellence, strengthen community, endow our future, and build momentum. 

Thank you for taking a moment to learn more about the 2020 Vision Campaign. Won’t you join us as together we write the next chapter of LCU’s story? 

Graph showing progress of Campaign to 74 million dollars

About the Campaign

What is the purpose of Lubbock Christian University?

The mission of Lubbock Christian University is nothing less than to change the lives of students and to prepare and equip them for lives of purpose and service. The University’s motto-Learning. Character. Citizenship.-reflects the concern with the whole student. We seek to be authentically Christian in all aspects of our life together and to provide a transformative educational experience for students, one that strengthens faith, stretches minds, and foster a life of service.

What is the 2020 Vision Campaign?

The theme, 2020 Vision-The Campaign for Lubbock Christian University, complements the name of the University’s strategic plan and embodies the critical objectives which will propel LCU in fulfilling its mission for the coming decade and beyond.

Who authorized the campaign?

At a February 2015 meeting, the LCU Board of Trustees approved the campaign. This decision follows more than two years of assessment, research, and planning by the faculty, staff, and administration of the University.

When will the 2020 Vision campaign begin?

Advance gifts of $18 million have already been received designated for the James & Jeanette Ling Science Center and the Margaret Talkington Nursing Center. The first campaign was for the LCU faculty and staff which took place in the spring of 2015. Campaigns for the trustees/former trustees and LCU Foundation will follow soon after the beginning of the faculty/staff campaign. Other campaigns will be planned through 2016 and 2017. Donors may make their gift or pledge at any time.

What are the campaign goals?

The base of the 2020 Vision Campaign is $50,000,000. The Challenge Goal is $60,000,000. Both goals include an $8,000,000 goal for planned gifts. This is the most ambitious campaign in LCU’s history.

How can I support the campaign?

While one-time cash gifts are welcomed, the 2020 Vision Campaign encourages donors to optimize their giving potential by making multi-year pledges.

Three-year pledge are encouraged. However, donors may select the payment schedule convenient to them.

What is a planned gift?

A planned gift is most often considered a “deferred gift” which will provide a benefit to LCU at a later date e.g., a will, living trust, life estate, life insurance, or retirement plan. A number of planned gifts provide the donor(s) an income for their lifetimes or specific term of years, after which the remaining portion of the gift is used by the University as the donor has directed: charitable gift annuities and charitable trusts. Donors should consult with the Advancement Staff and their legal advisors.

What are other ways to give?

In addition to cash pledges, donors may contribute other assets such as stocks, mutual funds, real estate, royalties, cash value of paid life insurance policies or other items of value. Donors are encouraged to consult with a member of the Advancement Staff regarding non-cash contributions.

Are gifts tax deductible?

All gifts to the University are fully deductible as allowed by law. Please consult your legal and financial advisors regarding your specific circumstances.

How may additional information be obtained?

Raymond Richardson
Vice President for University Advancement
Raymond.Richardson@LCU.edu
806.720.7230

20/20 Campaign Leadership

Honorary Co-Chairs:
Jack and Evonne Cardwell - Rip and Geneva Griffin - Don and Lynnita Hufstedler - Craig and Ann McDonald - Alfred and Patricia Smith

Campaign Co-Chairs:
Jim and Julie Cardwell - Terry and Cherie Creech - Larry and Nell Hays - Royce and Barbara Hunter

Faculty/Staff Campaign Chair:
Randall and Sherri Dement - Dr. JoAnn and Dr. Jesse Long

Trustee Campaign Chair:
Bill and DeeDee Bundy

LCU Foundation Campaign Chair:
Dale and Penny Redman

Honorary Chair:
Bobbie Hicks

Campaign Co-Chairs:
Dr. Barry and Lisa Bartee - Linda Gaither - Jerry and Nelda Harris

Leadership Division:
Rick and Holly Betenbough - Brett and Sherry Cate - W.R. and Mary Collier

Major Gift Division:
Linda Hutchins - Rob and Keva Wilkinson - Dan and Lydia Williams

Special Gift Division:
Zack and Denise Galbraith - Calder and Ceri Hendrickson - Brian and Marissa Melakian

Honorary Co-Chairs:
Agnes Dent - Hanson Ling

Campaign Co-Chairs:
David and Emily Ratcliff - Alan and Robyn Rhodes - Jim Bob and Kay Swafford

'50s-'60s Decade:
Denny and Patti Bullard - Marilyn McDermett - Keyes and Glenda King Ramee

'70s Decade:
Dr. Neil and Dr. Iona Baldridge - Terry and Rhonda Peacock - Doug and Dana Perrin

'80s Decade:
Dr. Tom and Cherise Basye - Rick Fletcher - Greg and Nancy Garrett - Kevin and Monica Nance

'90s Decade:
Jim Bob and Tia Clary - Dr. Reagan and Mica Crossnoe - Dr. David and Lisa Fraze - Mark and Becky Perrin

2000 Decade:
Matt and Kenee Dover - Nick and Susan Gaultney - John and Jennifer King - Zack and Elizabeth Ryan - Todd and Melissa Whitaker

2010 Decade:
Kyle and Devon Bullock - John English - Tyler and Whitney Kennedy - Jake and Tori Mahan - Cooper Schoolcraft

Larry and Debbie Allen - Randy and Susan Andrews - Sam and Pam Beard - Ron and Lori Bostick - Ben and Dr. Amanda Boston - Jeff and Bandi Christmann - Steve and Dr. Kathy Crockett - Mike and Judy Deans - Les and Sharon Eubank - Kent and Connie Gaultney - Curtis and Sue Griffith - Anthony and Dolly Gullo - J.W. Hambly - Dr. Lowell Johnson - Dr. Ken and Suzie Jones - John and Elaine King - George and Sharri Lamberth - LCU Associates - Dr. Steven S. Lemley and Dr. Emily Y. Lemley - Dr. Tim and Susan Leslie - Corey and Delena McEwen - Tim and Terri McGraw - Quentin and Sally Mimms - Barry and Kathy Orr - Dr. Patti Patterson - Tim and Lucy Perrin - Lucy Porter - Dr. Johnny and Diane Qubty - Rhonda Rhodes and Terry Howard - Thomas Rhodes - Raymond and Laci Richardson - Al and Judy Roberts - Steve and Melisa Roberts - Eldon and Shelia Schoolcraft - David and Paula Seim - Shane and Heather Shuttlesworth - Dan and Lynn Snow - Dr. Brian and Kristi Starr - Dr. Ken and Jana Stevenson - David and Sally Stewart - Dr. Ed. and Dr. Lisa Wentz - Jeff and Patsy Whitaker - John and Ruth Wilkerson

Contact Us

Please contact Raymond Richardson, Vice President for University Advancement, for any questions you may have.

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