Family Creates a Musical Legacy

Mar. 11, 2013 - by jsklekamp

Family Creates a Musical Legacy

March 25, 2013
buchanans(Left to right) Tim and Gail Buchanan, Emily, Lauren, Matt, and baby Olivia Buchanan. Tim and Gail recently established the Buchanan Choral Music Fund at MNU.

Involvement in the life of the university is nothing new for Tim Buchanan, recently elected member of the MNU Board of Trustees. A national leader in the senior housing and assisted living industry, Tim is continuing his commitment to MNU in his new role after 18 years as a volunteer with the MNU Foundation.

As owner of Legend Senior Living, based in Wichita, Kan., Tim models his business’s core values of care, servanthood, and character in a variety of ways. An active member of Wichita First Church of the Nazarene, Tim has taught Sunday school, performed in choir and dramatic presentations, served on the church board, and participated in more than a dozen Work & Witness trips in six countries. He also serves on several professional and nonprofit boards.

Tim’s wife, Gail (Peckham FS ’79), is an alumna and former Heritage Choir member who uses her passion for music to serve their community. Their children, Matt (’07) and Emily (FS ’11), also sang in Heritage Choir while attending MNU. Because of their family’s dual love for music and MNU, Tim and Gail established the Buchanan Choral Music Fund with a $100,000 gift for MNU music scholarships and faculty development.

“Music and the arts have been such a meaningful part of our family experience,” said Buchannan. “It is both a blessing and a joy for us to be able to support music students at MNU and the work of Dr. Leavitt [professor of music and MNU director of choirs]. We pray that many young men and women will be inspired to serve God through the arts.”

Tim and Gail, along with their son Matt and his wife Lauren (Gilmore ’09), will serve as honorary co-chairs of the President’s Honors gala on April 12. The premier fundraising event is projected to raise more than $400,000 for student scholarships.

“No matter where the Buchanans are involved, they work for Kingdom purposes, and they do it incredibly well,” said Jon North, vice president for university advancement.

 

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