The Campaign for Biola University Reaches $179 Million Committed

$17,350 raised at Los Angeles campaign event

Nov. 16, 2016 By Chris Johnson

On Saturday Nov. 5, local alumni, parents and friends gathered in Los Angeles, Calif. for the tour’s fifteenth national campaign tour event. A total of $17,350 was raised as a result of the event for “A Soul of Conviction, A Voice of Courage: The Campaign for Biola University” — a $180 million comprehensive fundraising campaign to raise support for student scholarships, facilities, academic centers and online learning.

David Kinnaman, a Biola alumnus and president of Barna Group as well as author of the bestselling books, You Lost Me and unChristian, spoke at the event.

Kinnaman shared a message detailing how the Christian community can be a counterculture for the common good in an increasingly hostile society and noted how Biola’s vision for the future is vital for impacting the world for Christ.

Biola University President Barry H. Corey introduced guests to the details of the comprehensive fundraising campaign, including the focus on both student affordability and the Alton and Lydia Lim Center for Science, Technology and Health.

“This is the most ambitious campaign in Biola’s history, with our goal of $180 million, which is nearly 10 times larger than our previous largest fundraising campaign,” said Corey. “This campaign is not just about bricks and mortar, but about putting Biola into a better position to carry on it’s important task of raising up the next generation of Christian leaders in key spheres of society.”  

Corey also announced the exciting news that The Campaign has reached a total of $179 million committed.

“We are seeing a lot of momentum, and we are on a good track to reach the finish line,” said Corey.

For more information about the tour and the campaign, visit


Written by Chris Johnson, campaign marketing manager. For more information, contact Jenna Loumagne, media relations manager, at (562) 777-4061 or


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