Your Giving at Work in 2018: Annual Report

Your gifts make a difference for WMU ministries like Christian Women’s Job Corps. Akevia was down on her luck when she found CWJC. She was helping others, maintaining a 4.0 grade point average in school, working multiple jobs, and learning how to be a new mom. Akevia’s dream was to become a teacher, and it was clear that she would be a natural as she helped others at her CWJC site when they struggled with classes.

 
Generational poverty ended with me because of all of you.
— Akevia Wilson
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The Dove Endowment helped Akevia reach goals she never thought possible. When she received the Sybil Bentley Dove Award in 2018, she said, “I am a few months away from becoming what and who I was destined to be. God has used my journey to strengthen my faith. Because of these organizations and the wonderful Christian people who have helped and encouraged us, my son will not have to experience food insecurity or homelessness. Generational poverty ended with me because of all of you.”

Akevia is now a third grade math and science teacher and will soon begin graduate school.


2018 Annual Report

Total Granted: $1,600,000

Granted to National WMU: $615,000

Scholarships: For MKs: $58,000

SCHOLARSHIPS: For Others: $44,000

Women’s Leadership Development: $217,000

State WMU Organizations: $172,000

Receiving scholarships from the WMU Foundation was critical to helping me finish my seminary degree. Because of the generous gifts of many donors, I was able to depend less on student loans and feel less financial pressure both in school and following graduation. I’m presently working at Samford University as a Student Financial Services Advisor and VA Certification Officer. Now I’m able to help current seminary students and other college students as they prepare their finances for education. Though it’s not traditional ministry, I’m getting to connect with a variety of students and families as they face the challenge of paying for school.
— David Dockery, Beeson Divinity School graduate & WMU/WMU Foundation Scholarship Recipient
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