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Lipscomb Associates

Your investment impacts students lives…

Lipscomb Associates commit to annual contributions of $1,000 or more, providing the long-term, immediate-impact giving that creates the high-quality, high-touch Christian education experience that is Lipscomb. Associates allow us to expand our academic programs, the diversity of our student body, scholarships and the services and resources we offer, on campus and off. By funding strategic plans and new initiatives, Associates help us move toward the future with a wider reach, greater impact in the lives of students and community and an ascending reputation. Also, Associates automatically gain access to Lipscomb's prestigious IMAGINE event each year.

IMAGINE

Imagine is an event hosted by Lipscomb University that brings world-renowned leaders to Nashville to engage the community on topics of importance…to hear their own stories and perspectives…to share their own ideas and to see their vision for the world in the 21st century. Previous guests include President George W. Bush, Magic and Cookie Johnson, Tom Brokaw and author Walter Isaacson. This event is not open to the public and is exclusively for Lipscomb Associates.

The Lipscomb Associate is an investor who makes things happen in a special way. Defined as anyone who annually gives $1,000* or more in a 12-month period, Associates are our core partners who make scholarships, special initiatives, academic enrichment and more happen. Our endowment would need to double in size to provide the same benefit our Associates create through their generosity every year. These vital contributions propel key programs and assist in keeping Lipscomb one of the best values among universities nationwide.

 

Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham

IMAGINE 2020

The university is pleased to announce that the fifth annual IMAGINE program has been set for Tuesday, April 21, 2020, with special guest speakers Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham and former Tennessee governor Bill Haslam. Through IMAGINE 2020 Meacham and Haslam will examine the theme of The Soul of America Today.

This year’s conversation is based on Jon Meacham’s bestseller The Soul of America. Using cues from the book, Meacham and Haslam will share their insight about the role of faith and values in today’s society throughout the evening. In his book, Meacham uses a historical perspective that helps audiences understand the present moment in America today. You will leave this event inspired with renewed hope, revitalized confidence and energized belief in the enduring principles that move our nation forward. 

Meacham, a renowned presidential historian, is the author of Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush and American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize. His other New York Times bestsellers include Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship, exploring the relationship between the two great leaders who piloted the free world to victory in World War II, and American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation. In his most recent book, Songs of America, released in 2019, Meacham and country music legend Tim McGraw celebrate American history through the music that helped to shape a nation.

 

Bill Haslam

Bill Haslam

Haslam served as Tennessee’s 49th governor from 2011-2019. Under his leadership, Tennessee was recognized as a national leader in education, economic development, efficient and effective government and fiscal strength. During his tenure, Tennessee became the first state in the nation to offer high school graduates and adults two years of community or technical college free of tuition and mandatory fees, more than 400,000 new private sector jobs were created in the state and Tennessee’s unemployment rate reached the lowest level in state history. Haslam worked with the Tennessee General Assembly in 2017 to pass the largest tax cut in Tennessee history, balanced the budget every year and ensured Tennessee has the lowest debt in the country. 

 

You are invited to become a Lipscomb Associate, at a level of involvement that is right for you. To show our appreciation for your generous support and to demonstrate to you the importance of your association with us, we offer exclusive Associates-only benefits at the following levels

Avalon Associate - $10,000 & up

  • Up to 20 VIP reserved seats for the annual Imagine event
  • Two reserved parking spaces for the Imagine event
  • Access for two guests to the Imagine VIP reception
  • Associates branded keepsake
  • VIP invitations to select campus events

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Leadership Associate $5,000 - $9,999

  • Up to 10 premium reserved seats for the annual Imagine event
  • Two reserved parking spaces for the Imagine event
  • Access for two guests to the Imagine VIP reception
  • Associates branded keepsake

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Catalyst Associate $2,500 - $4,999

  • Up to six preferred reserved seats for the annual Imagine event

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Associate $1,000 - $2,499

  • Up to four reserved seats for the annual Imagine event

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Register your Associate membership today.

Simply choose the level of involvement that fits your giving preferences or let us know by contacting Jenny Lovell, director, Lipscomb Associates, at 615.426.8574 or jenny.lovell@lipscomb.edu