Tyndale University College & Seminary Raises $52 Million for New Campus and New Programs
Tyndale University College & Seminary has raised $52 million to date towards the purchase of its new Bayview Campus and new programs. The Uncommon Ground capital campaign, launched in 2007, has raised over $44 million or 76% of its $58 million goal in just 4 years, as well as an additional $8 million for endowed chairs and facilities upgrades.
In addition to the property acquisition, with these funds Tyndale has established a BA and BA Honours in Business Administration - International Development program (2007), an Office of Open Learning for online distance education (2007), a Bachelor of Education program (2008), and a Doctor of Ministry program (2009). The additional $8 million provided for the endowment of two new chairs—the Van Norman Chair of Business and the Kimmerle Chair of Pentecostal Studies—as well as green initiatives to enhance the classroom environment.
Tyndale is grateful for the leadership of Dr. Brian C. Stiller, President Emeritus, and campaign chair Mr. Tim Hearn, former CEO of Imperial Oil, who have led Tyndale in its campaign. On May 25th, Tyndale hosted a private function to express appreciation to donors for their generosity as well as Dr. Stiller and Mr. Hearn for their leadership.
Dr. Gary Nelson, President and Vice Chancellor of Tyndale University College & Seminary, stated “The success of the first phase of the Uncommon Ground capital campaign is a direct result of people who believe in the vision of Tyndale’s future on the new Bayview campus. Individuals, families, and foundations invested in the possibilities of a significant Christian based university college and a large, innovative seminary in midtown Toronto. The vision is becoming a reality as Tyndale develops both the campus and the programs offered. We thank people of faith such as Tim Hearn and Brian Stiller who have helped to make this happen.”
Tyndale is an evangelical transdenominational university college and seminary that prepares students for professional vocations, post graduate studies and ministry. Tyndale offers programs in a wide range of disciplines at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Undergraduate students may earn BEd, BA, and BRE degrees and certificates. Graduate-level education offers a Doctor of Ministry degree; Masters degrees in Divinity, Theological Studies and Theology; and graduate diplomas. Currently, there are over 1,300 students and 9,000 alumni. Founded in 1894, Tyndale is strategically located in Toronto.