TEXAS - PAULI MURRAY - SEMINARY SCHOLARSHIP & GALA
During Diocesan Council 2018, Bishop Doyle spoke of the need to have more Episcopal clergy of color. In his comments he mentioned one of the reasons there are not more students of color attending seminary is that they have more student debt after college than white students and since you have to be debt free (or very close to it) to attend seminary, that becomes a problem if you feel called to the ordained ministry.
So, folks at St. James’, Austin, in cooperation with other parishes and the Seminary of the Southwest decided to start a scholarship fund to assist with this need. We are in full swing, planning the first Gala event to raise the funds needed for this scholarship! There will be a dinner, program, and a dance.
Please join us on Saturday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Double Tree Hotel (I-35 & 290 location) as we kick-off this important scholarship fund. Individual tickets ($100) and/or table sponsorships can be purchased at http://welcometableaustin.org/pauli-murray-scholar...
If you are unable to attend the Gala, or you are not a gala person, we still invite you to donate to support the scholarship. For more information, contact Joan Burnham at [email protected] or 512-619-4610.
We are hoping to have an All Saints’ table at the gala. Give your checks to Joan, or you can order from the website identiﬁed above. Please let Joan know if you are doing so – or have already sent a contribution for a gala ticket in – and would like to be at an All Saints’ table, and she will add you to the list for an All Saints' table.
Pauli Murray was a Civil Rights activist and first African-American woman ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church.