Endowment Created Honoring Frank and Sue Moore

Oct. 30, 2013 - by Katy Ward

Endowment Created Honoring Frank and Sue Moore

October 30, 2013
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MidAmerica Nazarene University announced the creation of an endowment honoring Drs. Frank and Sue Moore at the university’s homecoming Oct. 11. Both professors at Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois, Frank Moore was recently elected General Editor for the Church of the Nazarene. The endowment will provide annual financial support for MNU’s Passion to Serve projects for generations to come. Initiated by Allen and Madeline Tollefson, long-time, influential supporters of MNU and Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, the endowment creates a lasting legacy for the Moores at MNU.

Vice President for University Advancement Jon North says the Moores helped create a culture of service at the university.

“Frank and Sue Moore started and sustained mission trips at MNU more than 20 years ago,” North said. “It’s accurate to say we might not be as service oriented as we are at MNU if not for their leadership.”

While at MNU Frank, a 1973 alumnus, was vice president for academic affairs and professor of religion. Sue, a 1975 alumna, was a professor of education and director of the Kresge Center during their tenure at MNU from 1985 to 2008. During this time the Moores started organizing work and witness trips through a Church of the Nazarene initiative called College and University Students Serving and Enabling (CAUSE). Organizing and taking 20 trips in 20 years, Frank obtained visas, ran job sites and raised money for the projects. Sue assisted in many aspects and accompanied him on trips. The Tollefsons traveled and worked on 18 of the 20 trips, also funding many aspects of the projects.

In addition to beginning the endowment with a gift of $25,000, the Tollefsons are underwriting a portion of the first-ever international MNU alumni mission trip to Haiti this May. Held in partnership with MNU’s 2014 Passion to Serve student service project, the Moores and Tollefsons will host a group of alumni and friends serving for a week in Cascade Pichon, Haiti, where they will help build a school for the remote mountain community. A construction contractor, Allen Tollefson is well qualified to assist with project management and has served in that capacity for 18 previous MNU mission trips.

In addition to honoring the Moores at Homecoming, MNU has produced a video chronicling the influence of Frank and Sue Moore on MNU’s culture of service. It is hosted on Vimeo at vimeo.com/77733518.

Donations are being accepted for the Moore’s endowment at www.mnu.edu/giving by designating Moore Endowment. For additional information contact The Office of University Advancement at (913) 971-3600.

 

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