WJU Fundraiser Benefits Cityteam International Ministries
ROCKLIN, CA. - William Jessup University recently presented Cityteam International Ministries of San Jose, CA. with a donation totaling over $2,100.
Jessup's gift was raised during Give:24, their annual one-day fundraiser designed to raise money for student scholarships, missions and a charity of choice. This year, Cityteam was the charity selected due to Jessup's alumni and student involvement with the noteworthy ministry.
"The opportunity to share the monetary blessings from Give:24 is an honor," said Jessup's Chief Development Officer and event originator, Eric Hogue. "Give:24 reflects who we are as a university. Our mission is to give back and with the help of our committed donors; we are able to substantially impact more lives for generations to come."
Cityteam International continues to serve people in extreme poverty and helps men and women transform their lives, families and communities. With the help of volunteers and donors, Cityteam impacts the lives of over 500,000 people in the United States as well as ongoing vital partnerships in 42 other countries around the world.
Cityteam is no stranger to William Jessup, the growing Christian liberal arts university that first began its roots in 1939 and was known as San Jose Bible College. I
In the late 1980's , former university President, Dr. Bryce Jessup worked with Cityteam President, Pat Robertson to start a Multicultural Bible Institute through which hundreds of students participated in beneficial internships. Some employees at Cityteam also taught courses at the college that changed its name to San Jose Christian College in 1989.
Over a half dozen San Jose Bible College and San Jose Christian College alum have worked for Cityteam in some capacity over the years.
Harry Brown, VP of International Ministry at Cityteam is also a San Jose Bible College alum. Brown was a student in 1974 when he was recruited by Cityteam to be a camp counselor at their camp for inner-city kids and has continued his employment ever since.
Jonathan Brink is Cityteam's Development Lead and a San Jose Christian College alum who graduated in 1994 before the university later relocated to its current location in Rocklin, CA in 2004 when it was renamed after its founder, William Jessup.
"We are very excited to reconnect and begin exploring new ways to partner together with William Jessup University," Brink said.
The funds will go toward supporting homeless programs in the San Jose area.
William Jessup University's Bay Area campus is located in San Jose and offers degrees in Addiction Studies, Business Administration, Christian Leadership, Modern Middle East Studies, Organizational Leadership, Psychology and a Master of Arts in Teaching.
For more information about William Jessup University visit www.jessup.edu or call 916-577-2200.
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