At the 28twelve Foundation, our future depends on support from our community of Harvey Fellows like you to achieve our goals of marking, equipping and nurturing Christian graduate students to be leaders in their strategic fields. Will you support us by playing a part in the next phase of the Harvey Fellows program?
For almost 30 years, the Harvey Fellows program has been bringing light to dark places. Each year, a select group of graduate students are chosen to be Harvey Fellows and are generously equipped with financial resources to undertake advanced study at premier graduate institutions in preparation for vocations that are culturally influential, seek to make Christ known in places where He is not, and impact society with the values of the Kingdom of God.
Within the next 3 years, the 28twelve Foundation will take over this important work from the Mustard Seed Foundation, which founded the Harvey Fellows. The 28twelve Foundation is committed to continuing and expanding this important work into the future, offering unmatched support to a new generation of Christian scholars and leaders.
Historically, the Harvey Fellows program was generously funded by Dennis & Eileen Bakke and their Mustard Seed Foundation. As a result, the Harvey Fellows program did not require fundraising efforts. With 28twelve taking over the Harvey Fellows Program, we enter a new phase in which your financial support is crucial to the sustainability of the Program.
By God’s grace, we begin this next phase on solid footing with a generous 5-year matching grant from the Mustard Seed Foundation of up to $250,000. We’ve already received the first $50,000 installment of this inspiring grant!
Your gift will ensure that we receive the next installment of the MSF matching grant and that the Harvey Fellows program is available to Christian scholars in years to come. To transition successfully to the 28twelve Foundation, to raise $1,000,000 in the next year and $3,750,000 over the next 3 years.
This financial support will enable us to continue the Harvey Fellows program as we seek to develop large gift donors, foundation grants, and ministry partners to build the endowment of the program into the future.
The 28twelve Foundation is a US 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Your commitment to the To Every Generation campaign helps ensure fellowships for future applicants.
As 28twelve takes over the Harvey Fellows, your gift allows this wonderful program to continue to benefit and mark future scholars, executives and leaders who seek to bring Christ’s light to dark places. Thank you for your generous and prayerful support! Please keep in mind that donations made by the end of 2020 help us reach the $100,000 goal needed to receive the matching grant from the Mustard Seed Foundation.
The goal of To Every Generation capital campaign is $3.75 million over the next 3 years, to allow us to secure monies to primarily fund scholarships for several years while we continue to seek to build the endowment of the program. These fundraising efforts will ensure the future of the Harvey Fellows program and enable us to successfully transition the program from the Mustard Seed Foundation to the 28twelve Foundation by 2023.
Campaign giving begins on October 2020 and concludes on October 31, 2023. It is a three year (36 month) campaign that crosses over four calendar years: 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.
Every single contribution to the To Every Generation campaign, regardless of size, will be considered a success. Our goal of $3.75 million will significantly strongly transition the Harvey Fellows program from the Mustard Seed Foundation to the 28twelve Foundation by 2023 and fund scholarships for several years beyond as we transition to ongoing fundraising efforts.
All monies collected in the To Every Generation campaign will be designated specifically for growing the principal of the initial endowment and used to continue to fund Harvey Fellows scholarships and programs. We will not be using the funds for any other purpose at this time. However, we do anticipate exploring areas for future investment once the fellowship endowment is strong. Such areas may include mid-career awards, Christ in the Culture events and other areas as God leads us.
The Harvey Fellows program is going strong under the current Mustard Seed Foundation management in partnership with the HFAB and the 28twelve Foundation leadership. New fellows were selected for 2020 this past February and applications will open again this fall with the final MSF-run selection happening in early 2021. After that time, the 28twelve Foundation takes over the application and selection of and funding of new fellowships (beginning 2022) continuing in partnership with MSF until the completed transition of the Harvey Fellows program in 2023.
The transition of the Harvey Fellows program from MSF to the 28twelve Foundation is staggered. New fellows were selected for 2020 (funded by MSF) this past February and applications will open again this fall with the final MSF-run selection happening in early 2021. After that time, the 28twelve Foundation takes over the application and selection of and funding of new fellowships (beginning 2022) continuing in partnership with MSF until the completed transition of the Harvey Fellows program in 2023. The Mustard Seed Foundation will continue to plan and fund the next two Summer Institutes in 2021 and 2023 with leadership from Harvey Fellows and the HFAB.
Recent surveys of the Harvey Fellows by the Strategic Planning Commission reveal a strong commitment among the fellows for continuing to fund fellowships for future scholars and leaders in strategic fields. So, that’s where we are focusing our initial efforts and monies, in support of furthering the mission and vision of the Harvey Fellows program. This does not mean that we will not be considering other avenues of ministry and mission. The opposite is true! And yet, the HFAB and the 28twelve Foundation, with input from the Fellows want to begin with funding fellowships and create a solid footing for the Harvey Fellows program into the future, indeed, To Every Generation.
Pray about what your role might be, as well as for God’s leading for our Harvey Fellows community as we undertake this capital campaign.
Prepare to make a commitment to the To Every Generation campaign. We are asking people to take their time during these next six weeks to think about their financial, spiritual, leadership and prayer commitments.
Do the spiritual work necessary to re-discover your commitment to this community of faith. Think about how you might work to reinvigorate and strengthen connections among Harvey Fellows.
Talk in your family and your fellowship group. Consider the stories you hear and your own story.
Ask questions and we will do our best to provide information.
Our hope is that this preparation will make each of us ready to make a pledge to the To Every Generation campaign for the Harvey Fellows program.