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Evangel Receives Second Record-Breaking $10 Million Gift from the Green Family

The significant donation is set up as a matching gift to help support several presidential initiatives at the university.
Evangel University President Mike Rakes announced a second $10 million gift from the Green family, owners of Hobby Lobby and Mardel. The donation is set up as a matching gift and will be used to support several presidential initiatives, including completion of the much-anticipated Valor Center.

This is the second $10 million donation given to EU by the Green family over the last two years, and matches the largest gift received in the history of the Springfield, Missouri, university.

“We are grateful to the Green family for their continued support of EU,” said Rakes. “This second gift from the Greens is more than a spark, it’s an affirmation of Evangel’s impact on this generation.”

The matching gift allows for the contributions of university donors toward these initiatives to be doubled up to $10 million over the next 12 months.

To watch construction of Valor Center in real time, visit evangel.edu/liveconstruction.

Erin Hedlun

Erin Hedlun is senior director of Marketing and Communications at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri.