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A gift of $100,000 from Ruth WC’62 and Morris T’62, G’63 Williams of Gladwyne, Pa., has established the Peter and Elizabeth Storey Endowment in celebration of their extraordinary leadership and to enable divinity students to experience field education in South Africa.

A contribution of $50,000 from Bob and Pearl Seymour of Chapel Hill, N.C., is providing the Robert E. and Pearl F. Seymour Scholarship Endowment to encourage African- American and Baptist students at Duke Divinity School who are committed to a ministry of racial reconciliation.

The Kwanlyun and Soonja Kim Ecumenical Fund, an unrestricted resource, has been set up with a gift of $25,000 from Kwanlyun Kim D’68 of Seoul, South Korea, in appreciation for his Duke education and to encourage international students in the divinity school.

The Second Mile

Recent gifts and pledges for the building addition include $100,000 from friends and family of the late Dean Jameson Jones to name the prayer room and $100,000 from the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church to help to fund the “Methodism in the Carolinas” worship and preaching lab.

A commitment of $20,000 from faculty member and spouse James and Nita Crenshaw will be added to a like commitment from biblical division colleague Ellen Davis and her spouse Dwayne Huebner for artistic renderings of Psalms 42 & 43 etched in glass panels at the entrance to the Goodson Chapel.

A $10,000 building contribution from Jack and Barbara Nicklaus of North Palm Beach, Fla., honors William E. Smith, retired director of continuing education and a longtime friend in Ohio. Numerous gifts from graduates and friends, including $3,000 from students in the summer 2004 Ministerial Course of Study at Duke, are being received for the James M. “Mickey” Efird Classroom.

“These are investments in the life and work of the divinity school which will serve us well for many generations to come,” said Dean L. Gregory Jones. “We are profoundly grateful.”

Annual Fund Tops $500,000

Duke Divinity School ’s Annual Fund set an all-time record during the 2003-2004 fiscal year which ended on June 30 with $506,954 received from 2,135 graduates and friends.

The Associates for Transforming Ministry program engaged many new and generous donors. Special thanks to class agents for their outstanding volunteer leadership with the Annual Fund campaign.

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