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School of Biblical and Theological Studies

University Receives $12 Million Gift

by Mark Weinstein, Executive Director of Public Relations

Cedarville University, in the early stages of a comprehensive fundraising effort to expand capacity on-campus, increase scholarships, strengthen the student experience, and remain sustainable into the future, announced today a transformational $12 million anonymous gift.

“We are deeply grateful for a generous donor who not only believes in Cedarville’s mission of transforming lives through excellent education and intentional discipleship, but also embraces the bold vision laid out in our 10-year campus master plan,” said Dr. Thomas White, president. “This investment demonstrates a trust and confidence in Cedarville’s future. We commit to steward these resources well as we provide new facilities and programs that will expand opportunities to equip graduates for Gospel impact.”

Last year, Cedarville University also received a $10 million contribution that is the lead gift for the Lorne C. Scharnberg Business Center.

As a result of these gifts and many others from faithful university partners, Cedarville will continue implementing its master plan, which has included the construction of the 282-bed Bates-Dunn-Parker residence hall, a Chick-fil-A dining facility, and the Civil Engineering Center that houses the new civil engineering program’s offices, classrooms, and labs.

White concluded his announcement of the momentous gift by stating, “We are humbled and grateful for this anonymous ministry partner’s commitment to Cedarville as we stand together for the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ.”

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,550 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit

We are grateful to God for a generous donor's $12 million gift that will help us continue to transform our campus with the facilities and programs that will equip students to make a Gospel impact.

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