At the core of every goal and every project that makes up Vision 2020 is our students. Scholarships will allow the University to open our doors to even more deserving students, while the future worship center will give them a place to gather and seek after God corporately. The future Fine Arts Annex will provide practice space for the Marching Skyhawks, one of our newest and fastest growing programs, and Point 2020 will give the University the ability to become more self-sustaining for the benefit of future generations.
Our students are the heart of everything we do, and the passion to continue our mission of equipping and empowering them for service to Christ and His kingdom has fueled Vision 2020. As always, we covet the prayers of our alumni, friends, and local community, and we welcome you to join us on this journey of pursuing God’s will for Point University and its students.
Dean C. Collins
During The Great Depression, the founders of Point University (then Atlanta Christian College) stepped out in great faith when they opened their doors and welcomed their first students. It is in that same spirit of faith that we launch the Vision 2020 capital campaign and share with you our bold vision for the future of Point University.
In the following pages you will get a glimpse of what is next on the horizon for Point University as we respond to the recent growth of our student body and prepare for continued growth.
We invite you to partner with us as we take the next steps in pursuing this vision.
Chairman of the Board
Four funding initiatives have been established for the Vision 2020 capital campaign in order to enable Point University to achieve its vision for the future:
Our goal is to raise $3 million in scholarships that will allow us to provide higher education opportunities to more underserved, underprivileged and marginalized students each year. Scholarships enable the university to assist underprivileged students and families – many of whom could not afford a college education without financial assistance – while also giving us the ability to bring students with great potential to Point.
Vision 2020 is the strategic plan that aims to tactically establish the long-term success and stability of the university.
As federal and state policies regarding student financial aid continue to change, it is more important than ever that Point University becomes more fiscally independent and self-sustainable. The goal of the Point 2020 plan — and this specific initiative of the Vision 2020capital campaign — is to make this possible through strategic partnerships, expanded degree programs, increased recruitment and retention, and the centralization of traditional student activity in West Point through the construction and operation of a local residence hall and related student life support needs.
Our goal is to construct a 1,200-seat facility in downtown West Point that will serve as a space for student chapel services, conferences, graduations, concerts and community gatherings on our main campus.
This facility will enable Point to create dynamic and in-demand chapel experiences where students can meet and be equipped with relevant and biblical teachings in a corporate worship setting. In addition to the worship center’s use during the academic year, it will also have the ability to serve as a multifunctional space for hosting local, regional and state conferences and events, further allowing for the University’s self-sustainability with an additional revenue source.
FINE ARTS ANNEX
The final funding initiative is the renovation of an existing structure and purchase of adjacent land, in order to support the growth of the Marching Skyhawks.
In fall 2015, the University introduced its first marching band. The program has grown quickly and is in need of practice and storage space suited to the specific needs of a marching band. The University has plans to renovate an existing facility in downtown West Point. This space will also be shared with other related programs.
HELP MAKE THE VISION A REALITY
Accomplishing this vision requires the support of our entire community: alumni, churches, corporations, foundations, families, faculty, staff and friends. Your partnership is vital to the success of our mission and provides funds not supported by tuition or other funding sources.
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West Point, GA 31833
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