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Central Seminary announces $6.1 Million for President Marshall 10th Anniversary Tribute Fund

The following is a press release from CBF partner school Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee, Kansas. 

Contact: Rev. Robin R. Sandbothe
Director of Seminary Relations

Announcement of TributeOn November 12, 2015, at the celebration to mark President Molly T. Marshall’s 10 years as President of Central, Vice President for Advancement John Gravley announced that $6.1 million in gifts and pledges had been secured for Central’s Endowment as a tribute for her service. A short campaign was started in August to help secure the future of Central as a way to honor President Marshall’s dedication and service to Central as President. The campaign greatly exceeded expectations in light of its duration.

“It is a fitting tribute to President Marshall and a true expression of support and generosity by many of our key supporters.  It was amazing how responsive people were to this campaign. This truly indicates the significant impact the mission of Central under President Marshall is having with those who are our most faithful supporters,” said Vice President Gravley.

These funds will be used to support the future of Central through the school’s Endowment. Central provides all students with significant tuition support and these funds will help make that support more sustainable for the future. The Central Foundation will manage these resources and continue to work to add more gifts to the growing Endowment.

President Marshall summed up this extraordinary announcement by saying, “The high point of the evening was the announcement by Vice President John Gravley that over 6 million dollars had been pledged/given toward securing Central’s future.”

This is indeed a fitting tribute to President Marshall. If you would like to participate, feel free to send your gifts to Central marked for President Marshall’s Tribute.

About Central Baptist Theological Seminary

Founded in 1901, Central Seminary prepares women and men for seeking God, shaping church and serving humanity. Central is proud to have the first woman president of a Baptist seminary accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). With course offerings in a dozen locations and serving more than 30 Christian denominations, the Seminary is ecumenical and evangelical.  Central was recently named one of the top 12 growing theological schools in the ATS. For more information, visit

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