OBU will host the annual Women of Vision giving circle event and luncheon Thursday, Oct. 8., at 11 a.m. All women are invited to attend, both current members and those interested in learning more. RSVP’s are requested by Oct. 2. The luncheon will take place at the Rockwood Center on OBU’s Green Campus (formerly St. Gregory’s University). The featured speaker will be OBU First Lady Jill Thomas.
Founded in 2015, Women of Vision is a giving circle at Oklahoma Baptist University that offers a unique opportunity to join other women who desire to create a valuable financial source to support, promote, sustain and enhance the university’s mission.
The annual luncheon serves as a time for Women of Vision to join together to decide, by vote, which project to fund with their collective gift for that year.
Thomas is greatly looking forward to the chance to speak at the event.
“I am so excited, and I feel like God has given me a very unique word to share,” she said. “Right now, more than ever, the message of OBU is essential. We are so excited for what God has in store, and we are asking you to come and partner with us.”
Women of Vision exists to encourage women to be philanthropic leaders and to maximize the impact of their giving. Through the giving circle, individual contributions are united and magnified through a collective voice supporting the university. Gifts collected from each member are pooled, and together, the circle members decide how the money should be directed on Bison Hill. Membership is open to alumnae, students, employees and friends who understand the potential women have in making a significant impact on OBU, her students, programs, faculty and staff.
Since their founding in 2015, the Women of Vision have funded a wide array of impressive projects to improve OBU. The projects include the installation of approximately 25 exterior lighting fixtures on campus; an addition of keyless card access to buildings across campus; a renovation and relocation of the Campus Ministry Center; the installation of blue campus safety phones; the establishment of a Women of Vision endowment to award student scholarships each year; and the renovation of the Office of Admissions and front entrance to Thurmond Hall.
Members of Women of Vision play an integral role in directing financial resources to and making a significant impact on the entire Bison Hill campus. Together, they have the opportunity to connect and network with other women; enjoy access to valuable educational resources and opportunities that empower women professionally, personally, academically, and spiritually; and celebrate both the joy of giving together and the difference it makes.
RSVP to attend the event.