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RAISE THE ROOF

A CAMPAIGN FOR  CALDWELL CHAPEL

IT'S MORE THAN A ROOF

Caldwell Chapel has served as the spiritual and architectural center of Louisville Seminary for over 50 years. Louisville Seminary is embarking on a campaign to raise critical funds to preserve Caldwell Chapel for future generations.

DOUBLE YOUR DONATION!

Thanks to a special gift from Rev. Dr. Robert Close ’68, and his wife, Ms. Nina H. Frost, donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $100,000! So your gift of $100 becomes $200, $500 becomes $1,000, and so on. 

 

Robert and Nina made this inspirational gift to honor their parents. They share a rich faith life because of the spiritual guidance and faith formation provided by their parents. Robert says they also taught him to "find a need and meet it," and the Caldwell Chapel roof is such a need.

Watch the Concert here

(The concert will also air on Facebook and YouTube).

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ABOUT

 

ABOUT CALDWELL CHAPEL

Caldwell Chapel at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary is named after Frank Hill and Fannie Wells Caldwell. Dr. Caldwell, a 1925 graduate of the Seminary, became professor of Homiletics in 1930 and served as President from 1936 to 1964. Through their common ministry here, Dr. and Mrs. Caldwell served not only Louisville Seminary but the Presbyterian Church and American society. Through the Caldwells’ leadership, the Alta Vista campus was developed, and in their honor, the Board of Trustees named the chapel after them.

Caldwell Chapel is the architectural and spiritual center of the Seminary’s life. Dr. Caldwell was fond of describing the mission of the Seminary as the task of teaching student “to preach an ancient gospel in a modern world,” and Caldwell Chapel cap-tures that continuing challenge entrusted to Louisville Seminary.

The chapel has survived harsh winters, heavy rains, a global pandemic, and eco-nomic hardship. Now it faces the reality of a roof that has outlasted its practical lifespan, which is unsustainable.

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RAISE THE ROOF CAMPAIGN

To preserve the sacred beauty of our beloved Caldwell Chapel, we are calling on our Louisville Seminary community to give to the Raise the Roof campaign. Your gift will help replace the original roof from 1963 that still tops the chapel.

WAYS TO GIVE

Online credit card donation

Send a check (made payable to Louisville Seminary) to:

Raise the Roof

Louisville Seminary

1044 Alta Vista Road

Louisville, KY 40205

Gift of appreciated stock

Questions? Call 502.992.9343

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FROM THE PRESIDENT

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Caldwell Chapel is the architectural and spiritual center of the Seminary’s life. Dr. Caldwell was fond of describing the mission of the Seminary as the task of teaching students “to preach an ancient gospel in a modern world,” and Caldwell Chapel captures that continuing challenge entrusted to Louisville Seminary.

The chapel has survived harsh winters, heavy rains, a global pandemic, and economic hardship. Now it faces the reality of a roof that has outlasted its practical lifespan, which is unsustainable.

- Alton B. Pollard III, President

RAISE THE ROOF: TOTAL TO DATE

78 DONORS | $325,657

THANK YOU TO THESE GENEROUS DONORS

CARPENTERS

(Gifts of $10,000 or more)

Estate of Anne Caldwell

Mr. Tim Malone

Mr. David H. '63 and Mrs. Barbara Parks

Mr. Ross C. Royce

The Rev. Dr. Walk '89 and Mrs. Nancy Jones

Mr. Donald J. Ridings, Jr. 

Mr. Daniel and Mrs. Andrea Ellinor

Dr. John B. H. Caldwell

Mr. James E. and Mrs. Sara V. Haynes

BUILDERS

(gifts of $1,000 - $9,999)

Mrs. Elizabeth Flanders Clay '87 and Mr. Richard H. C. Clay  

Mr. Lyle Hanna

Malone Workforce Solutions (in-kind)

Ms. Lucy Daniel Steilberg

Ms. Dot Ridings

Mr. Robert O. and Mrs. Ann C. Orders

Rev. Mary-Gene Boteler '78 and Rev. Dr. Rick Nutt '80

The Rev. Dr. Kyle Walker '97 and Dr. Nelis Potgieter

Katherine and Bruce Nyberg
The Rev. Karen Schlack ’04
Rev. Lant '01 and Dr. Amanda Davis
Knox and Betsy Walkup
Dr. William '73 and Mrs. Jane Carl III
Rev. Katherine S. Redmond
Rev. Nelson E. Lumm '68

Mrs. Mary Lou and Dr. Jerold Friesen

Mr. Wade B. and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Perry

Rev. Jill M. '76 and Mr. James L. Hudson

Mr. Brent and Mrs. Diane Slay

Ms. Kathryn A. Minx and Mr. Allen F. Lessie

Mr. Joseph J. Nash

Mr. Clyde H. and Mrs. Elisabeth Foshee, Jr. 

Mr. Lous R. Straub II

Ms. Helen Starr Jones

Rev. Dr. Amariah A. McIntosh '01 '14

Mr. Lee and Mrs. Jeannie Walthall

Mrs. Jane Feltus Welch

Dr. Michael Gilligan and Mr. John Indalecio
Dr. Pamela G. Kidd and The Rev. Dr. Riley E. Jensen

Rev. Gaither E. Bailey '73

The Rev. Suzanne M. Warner

NAILS

(gifts under $1,000)

The Rev. Dr. Alton B. Pollard III

Ms. Megan E. Berry '21

Dr. William G. McAtee '59 '65

Rev. Dr. Isaac '75 '79 and Mrs. Margaret Njuguna

Rev. Jonathan '96 and Mrs. Darcie Watson

Dr. James '66 '76 and Mrs. Katherine Layman
Ms. Anita Eerdmans
Rev. Dr. W. Glen and Anne D. Bell
Susan and William Grubbs 
Mrs. Ann Adams
The Rev. Dr. Michael Ward ’82 ‘90    
Dr. Larry I. and Mrs. Susan S. Palmer

Rev. Dr. Clemette L. Haskins '09

Rev. Warner R. and Mrs. Cassandra A. Durnell

Rev. Edward '72 and Mrs. Ann Craxton

Anonymous

Rev. Gordon and Dr. Virginia Lindsey

Rev. Sandra Moon '11

Mr. Michael F. Ryan

Ms. Betty Louis Sheppard

Rev. Dr. John and Mrs. Lorinda Willingham

Mr. Kenneth and Mrs. Paula McClellan

Rev. Kenneth '69 and Mrs. Polly MacHarg
Rev. J. Christy Ramsey '83

Rev. Dr. Jay '77/'85 and Mrs. Barbara Warthen

Rev. Teresa A. Larson '20

Rev. Thirza C. Sayers

Dr. Ashley A. Hicks

Dr. Rev. John '68 and Mrs. Janet Santosuosso

The Revs. George '90 and Julie '90 Love

The Revs. Terri Swails ‘00 and Matthew Jones ‘01

Dr. Daniel and Mrs. Cheri Bradley

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Cook, Jr.

Rev. Kent Winters-Hazelton

Rev. Robert H. '87and Mrs. Vickie C. Lapp

Lisa Wiedemann

Pastor Terry Brammer

Rev. Ann LaPerle '92

Julie and Michael Patterson

As of 7/28/21