Giving to the Fairbanks Center for Global Engagement
The Fairbanks Center for Global Engagement and endowment carry the Fairbanks’ name because Dr. E. Lebron and Anne were integral in fostering MVNU’s global impact and setting the example of being global citizens. The work of the Fairbanks Center for Global Engagement has been central to the heart of MVNU since our founding, but Anne and Lebron helped us engage our heads, hearts, and hands by partnering with friends around the world in mutually beneficial ways.
Think more globally. Live more simply. Love more deeply. Give more generously. The Center for Global Engagement is passionate about fostering these perspectives campus wide, regardless of position, academic major, or giftedness. In possible and appropriate ways, the Center is committed to enabling the campus community, individually and collectively, to realize these goals.
Dr. E. Lebron Fairbanks
Tell us how you would like to be involved
Fostering a global perspective doesn’t just happen—it’s something we cultivate together.
Gifts of time and talent are bridging the gap between knowledge and experience. MVNU alumni, friends and Collaboratory partners can mentor students, sharing their vocational knowledge and insight, as well as engaging in missional ministry locally and globally.
Gifts of treasure further the work of the Center and allow the MVNU community to make a real difference in the world — now and in the future. You may choose to give a general donation to the Center, sponsor an initiative for a year, or name an initiative through an endowment.
- Support financially
- Join the Advisory Board
- Pray for the Fairbanks Center for Global Engagement and its mission
- Be a partner in developing trips and experiences
- Receive updates
- Be a partner on a Collaboratory project
Click here to tell us how you would like to be involved and someone will be in contact with you.
Funding would support key operations, including staffing for projects, as well as grants to cover direct costs for project initiatives.
Endowment Naming Opportunity — $500,000
Annual Sponsorship — $25,000
[Name] Global Learning Academy
Fund the creation and facilitation of workshops and training events for the MVNU community, churches, and districts.
Endowment Naming Opportunity — $100,000
Annual Sponsorship — $4,500
[Name] Global Spotlights
Fund co-curricular events throughout the year that help to bring global perspectives and experiences to the campus.
Endowment Naming Opportunity — $75,000
Annual Sponsorship — $3,000
[Name] Bridge Scholarships
Create access to transformative off-campus study opportunities – MVNU students from the U.S. studying away and international students studying at MVNU.
Endowment Naming Opportunity — $675,000 full endowment and $15,000+ per named bridge scholarship
Annual Sponsorship — $30,000
[Name] MK Student Scholarships
Scholarships would be available to children of missionaries to help off-set the cost of attending MVNU.
Endowment Naming Opportunity — $350,000 full endowment and $15,000+ per named scholarship
Annual Sponsorship — $16,000
[Name] Innovation Grants
These grants would support activities (e.g., project trips, collaboration meetings) related to developing and/or expanding service-learning opportunities.
Endowment Naming Opportunity — $250,000 full endowment and $15,000+ per named grant
Annual Sponsorship — $12,500
[Name] Missionary-in-Residence Program
Hosting Nazarene missionaries from around the world to teach courses, speak in chapel, and host co-curricular events, etc.
Endowment Naming Opportunity — $250,000 full endowment
Annual Sponsorship — $12,500
[Name] International Student Support Grants
Funds would provide welcome baskets and other gifts throughout the year, textbook stipends, sponsor a cultural event/partner with the Center to host students for an event on your district.
Endowment Naming Opportunity — $200,000 full endowment and $15,000 per named grant
Annual Sponsorship — $10,000
To learn more about how to get involved through gifts of time, talent, and treasure, contact the the Director of the Fairbanks Center for Global Enagement Dr. Brenita Nicholas-Edwards here.
Help MVNU Change The World With The Love of Christ
We are asking you to help us reach our endowment goal of $1 million.
Your secure online donation goes straight toward the Center’s endowment, enabling MVNU students to be the hands and feet of Jesus — locally, nationally and globally.
Have something specific in mind? Contact us today and we’ll help you discover the best ways to give toward this powerful initiative.