Evangel Auxiliary


2013 Auxiliary Officers: Seated L-R: Sandra Drake, chaplain; Muriel Denton, president; Shirley Shedd, first vice president. Standing L-R: Diane Sederwall, co-second vice president; Linda Neals, corresponding secretary; Helen Arnall, co-second vice president; Belinda Fortunato, third vice president; Jill Pace, treasurer; Eveline Lewis, treasurer.

2013 Auxiliary Officers: Seated L-R: Sandra Drake, chaplain; Muriel Denton, president; Shirley Shedd, first vice president. Standing L-R: Diane Sederwall, co-second vice president; Linda Neale, corresponding secretary; Helen Arnall, co-second vice president; Belinda Fortunato, third vice president; Jill Pace, treasurer; Eveline Lewis, treasurer.

$1.6 million.  That’s how much the women of the Evangel University Auxiliary have given to support the university and its programs since 1955.  Not by one large gift, but by one small gift after another to meet the goals for projects they have undertaken.

All of this from a group of ladies who saw the need and believed the Lord would empower them to meet the need!

While their husbands were forming the Evangel College Council in September 1955, Mrs. C.W. (Gertrude) Scott hosted the women on a tour of the new campus.  The women realized that there were some very practical needs they could help with. The group gathered in the band hall and held their first business meeting. An offering of $62.65 for some basics such as curtains, bedspreads and more was given that day.  They also pledged during the next year to furnish the lounges in the new residence halls.

When the men heard about the women’s desire to get involved, they supported the formation of a National Evangel College Auxiliary.  Later, the Board of Directors of the College approved the Evangel College Ladies Auxiliary as an agency for the promotion of Evangel College.

From the beginning, the Auxiliary has operated under these general purposes:

  • To promote higher education for our youth in a Christian atmosphere, thus endeavoring to preserve high moral and spiritual standards.
  • To pray for the students, staff, faculty and administration of the University.
  • To provide financial support through fund raising in order to underwrite various projects need by the University.
  • To fund scholarships.

Nationwide Involvement

Expanding Efforts

Prayer Support

Special Projects

Project Highlights

Current Project

Special thanks to the Betty A. Chase Evangel University Archives for assisting with research.

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Members of Evangel University’s HeartSong group explore the ruins of the Forum in Rome during their spring break trip to Italy. Photo by Sein Kwon.

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