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.
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.
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
1044 Alta Vista Road
Louisville, KY 40205
Questions? Call 502.992.9343
FROM THE PRESIDENT
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
(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
(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
(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
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
Pastor Terry Brammer
Rev. Ann LaPerle '92
Julie and Michael Patterson
As of 7/28/21