Biola Supporters Set Giving Record

Donors gave $26 million last year, the highest in Biola’s history

Sep. 7, 2012 By Jason Newell

Biola University’s supporters made history last year by giving more than $26 million to the university — Biola’s highest-ever fundraising total in a single fiscal year.

The financial gifts, most of which were designated for student scholarships and affordability efforts, included six donations of $1 million or more, with the highest being a $7.9 million gift, said Adam Morris, vice president of university advancement.

In total, supporters gave 14,014 gifts between July 2011 and June 2012, with the most common gift amount being about $100. The record-setting year more than doubled the previous year’s total of $11.4 million.

“I am so thankful for God's provision to Biola this past year and the outpouring of support through gifts of all sizes,” Morris said. “As we step into a new academic year, we are trusting God for his continued blessing to provide for the needs of our students and are praying that God’s Spirit would move in the hearts of our alumni and friends to support our ambitious plans.”

Coming off the historic giving year, Morris said Biola is again setting lofty fundraising goals for the coming year, with a particular focus on making the university affordable for all students. This year’s goal has been set at $20 million, he said.

To learn more about Biola’s fundraising efforts or how to support the university, visit

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  • Sherwood Lingenfelter Nov. 3, 2012 at 4:45 AM

    Congratulations, Adam on a great year. It is wonderful to see that your commitment to serving God and Biola has brought you to this very significant leadership role. May the Lord continue to bless you and all on your team. Sherwood

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