The 2021 Giving Tuesday emphasis is to serve NTS students by honoring the memory of the late Rev. Dr. Tom Nees and his legacy of social justice ministry. There are two opportunities to advance the legacy of Dr. Nees and support students this Giving Tuesday. Learn more about how this initiative came about here.
The Tom Nees Lectures on Social Justice:
The Nees Social Justice Lecture Series awards a student a $1000 award for the most outstanding paper on a social justice theme and every three years, a speaker is invited to address the social justice themes from the Scriptures. (View the 2021 Nees Lectures featuring Dr. Robert Jones and panelists here)
The Metro NY District, Dr. Gary and Vickie Morsch, and an anonymous donor have each generously contributed $10,000 (totaling $30k). If an additional $10k is received, the Morsch family will match it with an additional gift. Altogether, this would add $50k to the Tom Nees Lectures on Social Justice endowment!
The Tom Nees Social Justice Scholarship:
The Tom Nees Social Justice Scholarship was established in 2021 in memory of Dr. Nees. An initial $10,000 gift from the Manhattan Initiative of the Metro NY District Church of the Nazarene brings this fund to Genesis Scholarship status ($10,000 +). The Manhattan Initiative of the Metro NY District has issued the challenge to build on this gift by raising additional funds so more resources may be awarded to students!
Nazarene Theological Seminary
1700 E. Meyer Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64131
Make checks payable to Nazarene Theological Seminary
Please indicate “Tom Nees Social Lectures on Social Justice”
or “Tom Nees Social Justice Scholarship” on your check.