Patron

Patrons are the Heart of Comenius

The Comenius Institute is impacting the next generation of young leaders.

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A Picture of a Patron

He sat in one of the front banquet tables. He was surrounded by friends. Supporters stopped to personally thank him for his patronage. He waved to and talked with a number of prominent Indianapolis personalities he had met in his business. Hundreds of people filled the room.

Three years after his initial $100,000 gift he witnessed the fruit of his generosity. The Comenius Institute was holding its first annual gala. Indianapolis patrons, well-wishers, and beneficiaries were in attendance. He had heard from the Comenius staff but now could see for himself.

Many folks were as invested as was he. But what he noted was so many people had profited from his patronage to The Comenius Institute.There was testimony from students. Gratitude exuded from faculty. Appreciation was delivered from administration. Each short speech had the same sentiment.

“The Comenius Institute has encouraged the study of theological truth with academic excellence leading to the lifelong pursuit of wisdom.”

After the dinner, a young student stopped to thank him for his gifts. “Your investment made it possible for me to broaden my educational experience.” Pleased by the benefit his gifts had on so many, he found a Comenius board member.

“Thank you for allowing me to contribute. I love to target my giving to a group that will make a difference in college minds. The Comenius Institute has given me hope that my patronage will benefit future thinkers throughout Indianapolis and beyond.”

“And by the way,” he reached for his coat pocket, “Here is another check.”

From Haiti to the Halls of Education

Early on Juzette could barely speak English. She has advanced to a competent communicator, sharing her faith on campus. Recently, she graduated with an MA in Education. “I hope to have my own class someday”.  Juzette interacted with Dr. Eckel and Professor Meyer, enjoying lunch time discussions in the Citizen Commons.