Iowa achieves 100% giving to Africa University in 2018

Iowa achieves 100% giving to Africa University in 2018

May 09, 2019

The Iowa Conference of the United Methodist Church has successfully achieved 100% of its Africa University apportionments in 2018.

In an email to the conference, James Salley, Associate Vice-Chancellor for Institutional Advancement in the Africa University Development Office, thanked Iowans for their invaluable support of the university.

"Africa University students are called and committed to serve God in communities across the continent and in mission settings around the world," he said. "Because of your generous gifts to this fund, they leave ready to make dreams become real and transform hopes into reality."

The Iowa Conference has paid 100 percent to the Africa University Fund, along with the rest of the general church apportionments, for more than a decade.

"What a wonderful example of how our General Church apportionments are doing God’s good work in communities across the world," said Conference Treasurer and Director of Administrative Services Margaret Biggs.

According to its website, Africa University is the first and only fully-accredited institution of higher learning established on the African continent by the action of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. It was founded in response to the call by African Bishops for a university for the whole of Africa to foster intellectual, moral, ethical and spiritual growth in its students. The university offers over 50 cutting-edge undergraduate and graduate programs that focus on meeting Africa’s vital needs such as food security, improved public health, peace, good governance and sustainable economic growth.