Corban Alum’s Unique Donation Helps Finance New Athletic Complex
This year, Corban alum Deanna Gardiner-Garcia (‘63) and her husband, Chuy, got creative with their giving when they decided to donate a residence they owned in California to the University. The University was able to sell the property and use the proceeds in support of the new athletic complex.
“Deanna and her husband have been amazing supporters of Corban for many years,” says Associate Vice President for Finance, Dee Wendler. “She has such a heart for Corban’s mission of educating Christians for Christ. A gift like this really helps us to focus on that mission.”
“I am very grateful to be a part of furthering the mission of Corban through this gift,” Gardiner-Garcia says. “When we were first married, we didn’t have a quarter to get across a toll bridge. I feel that any funds that I have are from the Lord.”
The funds will prove vital in moving closer to the financing and construction of Corban’s planned athletic facility, a move that will benefit our student-athletes and free the University from additional rental costs each year. “336 of our students are athletes, and yet we only have one gymnasium and one athletic field complex,” says Wendler. “So, if you’re going to continue to nurture the athletic programs, which do so much to nurture students, you have to have the physical assets to help them pursue their passion. Watching someone give selflessly for the future Christians that will become the change in our world is incredible.”
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