Welch College received a gift of $25,000 for the use of updating and improving student-centered technology and computer equipment from the James Carrington family in memory of his father J.L. Carrington, according to Craig Mahler, vice president for financial affairs.
The gift is given in memory of Mr. Carrington’s late father, J. L. “Jimmie” Carrington of Chocowinity, North Carolina. Jimmie Carrington served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was an active member in his church and community. His legacy of selfless service and giving lives on through the generosity of his family and his practical understanding of Philippians 2:14-15, the heart of which in his own words explains that generosity is a natural part of the life of a believer because, “Whatever you get is a gift from God.”
The gift provided new computers for the library and Student Center, new computers and software for the music department, installation of WIFI in the classroom building, and upgrades to WIFI in other student-centered areas on campus.
Welch College Vice-President for Financial Affairs Craig Mahler said, “The college cannot say enough to express our gratitude for the generosity and selflessness displayed by the Carrington family. We see this as another way in which God has miraculously provided for the college’s current and pressing needs and are thankful that His people are sensitive to His calling to give.”
President Matt Pinson said, “We are so thankful to the family of Jimmie Carrington for this gift for needed technological improvements on campus. The gift, like all gifts to Welch College, goes to help students and to fulfill the mission of the college to educate leaders to serve Christ, His church, and His world through biblical thought and life. This gift is a wonderful testament to Mr. Carrington’s faithfulness and the generosity of James Carrington and his family.”
Mr. Carrington, father of Welch College staff member Jena Simpson, challenges others to consider giving to help the students and ministry of Welch College.