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Harvest Festival raises over $100,000
2014-10-01

The Harvest has been plentiful at Providence, as we’re delighted to announce that last Friday’s Harvest Festival Fundraising Banquet raised over $100,000.

The money raised at the banquet, which is an annual event in support of the Providence Scholarship Fund, was over double what was being anticipated, thanks to many generous supporters of Providence, and one particular donor who offered to match any amount raised at the event. We are very grateful for the amazing support, and are inspired by the community’s overwhelming commitment to mission and legacy of Providence.  

The theme for the evening was “A Legacy of Faithfulness” celebrating Providence’s 90th anniversary. Sticking with the theme was our feature speaker Dr. Randall Holm, who told stories from the school’s rich history, showing instances in which God’s “Providence” played a huge part in keeping the school alive and prospering for 90 years and counting.

Along with the great stories of inspiration from our past, and some delicious food from Sodexo, the evening’s musical entertainment was provided by the Providence Performing Arts community. Kicking off the musical portion of the evening were the Providence Chamber Singers who performed two songs, followed later by two duets comprised of current students and alumni.

Another highlight of the evening was a five minute video highlighting “A Legacy of Faithfulness” at Providence from the perspective of some of our faculty in the University College and Seminary.  Ultimately, our faculty unanimously explain that the legacy of faithfulness that has been left after 90 years can be seen in the incredible students who call Providence home. Our students are out in the world making a difference – and that’s something that we have the privilege to see here every day. It’s realizations like those, and acts of selfless generosity like we saw last week, which make us realize how special this community really is. To everyone who helped make this year’s Harvest Festival such a special and memorable event, we want to say: Thank you – we are truly grateful.

 
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