News Release

Needy Evangel students will benefit from two $10,000 donations

May 30, 2013 | Paul Logsdon

Evangel University students will benefit from two $10,000-scholarship grants recently provided to the Missouri Colleges Fund.

The donations were made by H&R Block Bank / H&R Block Foundation and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation. The funds will underwrite need-based scholarships for students attending MCF member schools.

“Evangel University is grateful for these generous gifts,” said Robert H. Spence, president of Evangel. “The leaders of H&R Block and Burlington Northern Santa Fe recognize the importance of education and the significant impact that an educated workforce has on Missouri’s economy.”

Evangel is one of 17 private liberal arts colleges and universities in Missouri that will benefit from these donations to the Missouri Colleges Fund.

MCF member schools are independent baccalaureate degree-granting liberal arts and comprehensive colleges and universities in the state of Missouri. Their income is derived primarily from private sources.

Missouri Colleges Fund member schools include Avila University, Kansas City; Central Methodist University, Fayette; Columbia College, Columbia; Culver-Stockton College, Canton; Drury University, Springfield; Evangel University, Springfield; Fontbonne University, St. Louis; Hannibal – LaGrange University, Hannibal; Lindenwood University, St. Charles; Maryville University, St. Louis; Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis; Park University, Parkville; Rockhurst University, Kansas City; Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar; Westminster College, Fulton; William Jewell College, Liberty and William Woods University, Fulton.

Evangel is a private, Christian university of arts, sciences and professions that offers more than 100 undergraduate academic programs and 9 master’s programs. Evangel has nearly 2,100 students enrolled from all 50 states and abroad.

The MCF was incorporated in 1952 as a partnership of private enterprise and the member independent colleges and universities in the Show-Me State. The Fund is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt corporation; therefore, all contributions to the Fund are tax-deductible up to the limits prescribed by the law.

More information about MCF can be found online at, or by calling Mike Backer at 573-893-3818.

For additional information about Evangel University, visit, or contact Paul K. Logsdon at 417-865-2815 ext. 7292.

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