AMBS Season of Giving 2022

$119,244
Donated
119% of $100,000 goal
144
Donors
This campaign ended on November 30, 2022, but you can still make a gift to Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary by clicking here!
Matches
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Joel Beachy photoJoel Beachy matched $100

Bob Yoder photoBob Yoder matched $250

Paul Bergen photoPaul Bergen matched $500

Deanna Risser photoDeanna Risser matched $500

An Anonymous DonorDave and Shana Boshart matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorJames and Suzanne Gunden matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorA generous donor matched $50,000
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Randy Detweiler photoRandy Detweiler gave $250

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous donor gave $10,000
About

Double the impact of your gift to AMBS today!

During our Season of Giving campaign — now through Tuesday, Nov. 29 — your gift to invest in leaders at AMBS will be doubled, thanks to the commitment of a generous donor who is matching gifts up to $50,000!

For more than 60 years, AMBS has served the church and world in many ways and many places. Your gift to benefit our Leadership Education Fund (our annual fund) empowers our support of dedicated faculty members, a vibrant Anabaptist learning community, and everything we do to make theological education accessible for students across the church. Thank you!

Make a gift!

Click the big “Give Now!” button to give in U.S. dollars. Your donation during our two-week Season of Giving campaign helps us reach our goal to raise $100,000 and supports AMBS’s work of equipping leaders. 

If you’d like to give in Canadian dollars, click here to donate in Canadian dollars.

If you prefer to donate by check, please make it payable to “AMBS” and mail it to 3003 Benham Ave., Elkhart, IN 46517. When you send your check, please email us at development@ambs.edu so we can count your gift as part of this campaign.

Share our Season of Giving campaign with others

Spread the word about this campaign and encourage your friends and family members to get involved. Every gift and campaign share helps!

  • Step 1: Log in to your Advocate account.
  • Step 2: While logged into your advocate account, use the Facebook, Twitter, Text and Email buttons to help spread the word. 
  • Step 3: Periodically come back to the ‘advocates’ tab to see how many clicks, dollars and donors you’ve generated for AMBS!

For Canadians
Updates
Final Update Today: Invite someone to help meet our STRETCH goal!

Thank you for helping to surpass our original $100,000 goal! We are grateful for your generosity and support.

We are about $6,000 away of reaching our STRETCH goal of $110,000 that will unlock an additional $10,000 from a generous donor!

Every gift helps! Can you share our campaign with someone who hasn't donated yet today?

Thank you for supporting everything we do to make theological education accessible for students across the church.

1 day ago by Bob Yoder
Give now to help reach today's goal!

We just need a couple more gifts to reach our original $100,000 goal AND we need your help to reach our STRETCH goal of $110,000.

⭐If we reach the $110,000 challenge goal, it will unlock an additional $10,000 from a generous donor! Can you help us exceed our STRETCH goal?

Every gift helps! Can you share our campaign with someone who hasn't donated yet today?

Thank you for supporting everything we do to make theological education accessible for students across the church!

1 day ago by Ben Parker Sutter
Tomorrow's a BIG day!

Dear AMBS Supporter,

Thank you for the ways you have already supported our Season of Giving campaign through your financial gifts and spreading the word about AMBS. We appreciate you as together we are serving the church by educating leaders from across the globe for God's reconciling purposes.

Tomorrow is a BIG day...

...since it is "Giving Tuesday." We hope to:

1. Surpass our stretch goal of $110,000, AND

2. Surpass the total # of donors who contributed to last year's campaign - 153!

** We are just over halfway toward our stretch goal AND need 90 donors to surpass last year's donor total.

How can you help? Share!

** Share, share, share the campaign link with your network and invite them to support our ministry. 

If you feel ambitious, create your own brief "personal plea video" sharing how AMBS has positively impacted your life and ministry, and/or why you support AMBS. (Log in to your Advocate account to get started.)

Thank you again...

...for all that you do for AMBS. We really couldn't do all that is done here without you.

Peace of Christ,
Bob Yoder
Director of Development


2 days ago by Ben Parker Sutter
4 Days Left of Season of Giving!

First, thank you for your support!

We appreciate you as you help make AMBS theological education accessible to students in Canada, the United States, and around the world. Below are some of our new students this school year.

Photo taken August 2022.

Second, you can STILL support this campaign!

1. Spread the word by sharing the campaign link via social media, email, text, etc.

2. Create a "personal plea video" describing how AMBS has impacted your life, what AMBS means to you, etc. Log in to your Advocate account to get started. Keep it under 60 seconds. Scan the "Advocates" tab for a couple of videos already posted.

Finally, we are closing in on our goal(s)!

We are about half way toward our original $100,000 goal with the match by a generous donor, BUT reaching a STRETCH goal of $110,000 will unlock another $10,000 from another generous donor generating $120,000 toward our Season of Giving campaign.

Wouldn't it be amazing to see how far beyond $120,000 we might go?!?!

5 days ago by Bob Yoder
Our Teaching Faculty members share their thanks.

We’re so thankful!

Our Teaching Faculty members are a huge reason why AMBS has been a vibrant Anabaptist learning community for more than 60 years.

We gave Malinda, Jackie, Jamie and Rachel the chance to express their thanks in this video. 

Show our Teaching Faculty members your appreciation

Now through Tuesday, Nov. 29, your gift to AMBS will be doubled, thanks to a generous donor who is matching gifts up to $50,000! 

Your gift to benefit our Leadership Education Fund (our annual fund) empowers AMBS to make theological education accessible for students across the church. Thank you!

STRETCH GOAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

A generous donor has challenged us to reach beyond our initial goal of $100,000.

⭐ If we reach their $110,000 challenge goal, it will unlock an additional $10,000! Please join us in reaching this goal.


9 days ago by Ben Parker Sutter

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Advocates

A generous donor photo
A generous donor
matched a total of $50,000
An anonymous donor photo
An anonymous donor
Gave $10,000 during a Challenge!
James and Suzanne Gunden photo
James and Suzanne Gunden
matched a total of $2,500
Randy Detweiler photo
Gave $250 during a Challenge!
generated 24 clicks and 4 gifts, totaling $850
Janeen Bertsche Johnson photo
generated 18 clicks and 1 gift, totaling $1,000
Dave and Shana Boshart photo
Dave and Shana Boshart
matched a total of $1,000
Bob Yoder photo
matched a total of $250
generated 59 clicks and 2 gifts, totaling $300
Deanna Risser photo
matched a total of $500
generated 5 clicks
Paul Bergen photo
matched a total of $500
generated 3 clicks
Community Advocates photo
generated 70 clicks and 1 gift, totaling $250