Dear Friend of Welch College,
I am writing you excited that our construction on the new campus for Welch College in Gallatin, Tennessee, is well underway. We have begun site work and look forward to seeing the foundations laid soon for the campus buildings.
I encourage you to look at some images of what the new campus will look like at BuildingontheLegacy.com. Also on this website you will see the basic contours of our capital campaign, Building on the Legacy, for the new Welch College campus.
The reason for this letter is to ask for your help in the Gifts-in-Kind portion of our capital campaign. Our goal is to raise a total of $2 million in Gifts-in-Kind of materials and volunteer labor for the construction project. Some of the pledges for these gifts have already been promised.
What we need you to do is to help us identify friends and acquaintances who may be involved with businesses that could donate or provide substantial discounts on building materials, equipment, and furnishings that go into the construction of a new college campus. We also need you to help us identify individuals or groups of people who could provide volunteer labor for the project on a short-term or long-term basis.
Please take a few minutes and look at the attached list. If you know of anyone who might be interested in donating or discounting materials, equipment, or furnishings—or volunteering their labor over a short or long term—please email our project manager Bob Bass at email@example.com or call him at 615-347-5942. Please bear in mind that such gifts-in-kind may offer tax write-offs to individuals and businesses.
I am trusting that you know people who have a heart for Welch College, for Free Will Baptist ministries, or for evangelical Christian ministries in general who would be glad to assist in this project. Please send them our way.
Thank you for your support and prayers in this once-in-a-lifetime endeavor to build a new campus for Welch College for the glory of God and the extension of His kingdom.
J. Matthew Pinson