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Evangel University breaks record with 2022-2023 fiscal year giving

Published on Jul 19, 2023 by Erin Hedlun

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Evangel University celebrated a record-breaking giving total of over $27 million in the 2022-2023 fiscal year. This total includes a $10 million gift from the Green family and $6 million in grant awards and nearly triples the previous fiscal year record of $10.4 million.

“We are humbled by the collective spirit of generosity that thrives within our Evangel community,” said Dr. Mike Rakes, Evangel’s president. “Alumni and friends of the university believe in our mission and commitment to excellence. Their incredible generosity has supported the work God is doing here on EU’s campus.”

Valor Center & Randy Rowden Training Facility

EU is in the midst of its historic Here.Now. Campaign, a series of the first major construction projects on campus since 2009.

The Randy Rowden Intramural Field was completed in early spring 2023, and the renovated Walther Hall dorm is slated to open on August 5. Construction continues on the Valor Center, including the Randy Rowden Training Facility, with completion scheduled for summer of 2024.

Rakes recently put out the challenge to raise the final $5 million needed to finish the new construction projects and complete the campaign.

In addition to unprecedented giving and significant campus upgrades, Evangel experienced an increase of more than 350 students, or 11% enrollment growth, in the 2022-2023 school year.

“The momentum occurring at Evangel is undeniable. There is an energy and excitement here that indicates we are providing what students and families want – a world class education through the lens of a Biblical worldview,” said Rakes.


About Evangel University

Evangel University, with its embedded Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Spirit-led Christian university located in Springfield, Missouri. It is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Under the leadership of Dr. Mike Rakes, EU is committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally and becoming compassionate innovators in their chosen vocations. EU offers more than 70 degree programs, including cutting-edge majors, pre-professional programs, and affordable and flexible online degree options.

EU is highly regarded and has been ranked:

  • US News & World Report Best Colleges Top Performer in Social Mobility
  • Colleges of Distinction Best Christian University
  • Top 10 Best Universities by
  • Third Most Beautiful Campus in the Midwest by Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Top 10 Best Colleges in Missouri by

With additional accreditations in business, counseling, music, social work, and theology and certification as an Excellence in Giving university, EU is focused on providing students with hands-on experience and real-world training for today’s professional careers. Learn more about the university at