June was the last month of our 2014-15 fiscal year. The seminary ended the year with $1,041,460 in unrestricted contributions, which compares to the $759,374 given by individuals and churches last fiscal year for general operations, an increase of $282,086. The seminary was blessed to have several major donations and a sizable bequest during FY15, and to have scores of faithful contributors who gave small to large donations regularly through the year. We thank God for these saints and churches who recognize the vital necessity of a seminary such as GPTS standing as guardian of the historical Christian faith and Reformation confessions.
Expenses for the fiscal year totaled $1,039,104 compared to $1,082,203 during the previous fiscal year, a decrease of $43,099. The seminary is blessed with an administration, faculty, staff and studnet body committed to accomplishing much with a heart for frugality and stewardship.
GPTS Advancement Initiative Exceeds FY15 Goals
The Board of Trustees set a goal of raising $200,000 above the $766,308 budget for unrestricted general fund giving during fiscal year 2015. The multifaceted GPTS Advancement Initiative, created by the Development Office to reach that goal, resulted in gifts totaling $275,152 above budget, for a total of $1,041,460. We praise our Provident God and His responsive people who made this possible.
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