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Douglas and Judith Ely of Lakewood, OH are long-time supporters of Africa University.  In 2000, Doug led a Volunteers in Mission (VIM) team to Zimbabwe to visit and work on the campus.

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The Elys are members of Lakewood United Methodist Church, one of the first churches in the denomination to endow a scholarship at the $65,000.00 level at Africa University.  Now that the cost to fully endow a scholarship has increased to $130,000.00, Doug is spearheading the effort to raise an additional $65,000.00.  The Lakewood Church family is well along the way to meeting its goal!

For more information about Africa University’s scholarship programs and how to endow a scholarship with a planned gift, please  call or write our Director of Planned Giving, Elaine Jenkins,  Africa University Development Office, P. O. Box 340007, Nashville, TN, 37203-0007, 615/340-7428 (telephone), 615/340-7290 (fax), ejenkins@gbhem.org (e-mail address).  Or visit the planned giving website to discover the many ways to support Africa University with a planned gift.

A gift of $130,000 will endow one annual scholarship in perpetuity at Africa University. An initial gift of $10,000 is required to set up a named scholarship. Learn more about endowed scholarships.