The Lord Has Done This
Our success depends on you! When we reflect back on this first year of GNU's existence, we are reminded just how quickly GNU went from being a vision to a reality. Objectively, we shouldn't be here at all; starting a new university from the ground up just doesn't happen in this day and age. And yet, that is exactly what the Lord has done! We ourselves could not have arranged all the pieces in just the right order, but He can, and He did.
2 Corinthians 9:12-13
It is astounding to find ourselves admitting students only nine months after starting this journey. One of the realities of being a new institute of higher education is that we do not have years of financial reserves built up, or a lush endowment to lean on. In all sincerity, our success depends on you! As we begin our first academic season, we are relying significantly on the gifts of generous persons like yourself for our operating expenses. Your sacrificial gifts will help to cover the cost of salaries, our facility lease, technology costs associated with our website and social media, our learning managements system, faculty and student email servers, and so much more!
Most importantly, when these operational needs are met by your gifts, our students will be provided with the opportunity to pursue their passions and God's call on their lives at GNU. Your gifts are truly an investment in the future of Spokane and the world, as your join us in, through your contributions, in raising up the next generation of Christian leaders.
GNU has applied with the IRS for 501(c)(3) non-profit status. We have received an initial letter from the IRS acknowledging our application, and are anticipating receiving our confirmation letter in the near future. In the meantime, in order to make your gift tax-deductible, Great Northern University is partnering with another Christian, Spokane-based, non-profit organization, “Language and Culture Training International,” (LCTI). LCTI has partnered with us to serve as our fiscal sponsor while our IRS application is in process. 100% of funds that are designated for GNU through LCTI are given to GNU.