Donate to Elim

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Elim is more than just an academic institution. It is also a place where students can experience transformation in every area of their lives as they are prepared for worldwide ministry. This opportunity for transformation wouldn’t be possible without the continued support of alumni and friends who believe in Elim’s mission.

To partner with us financially, you can give by selecting the most appropriate option below. Please be sure to specify the fund you are choosing. You may also opt to support a specific student (donations to specific students are not tax-deductible.)

SUPPORT A STUDENT

You are welcome to support a specific student (donations to specific students are not tax-deductible). During the checkout process, please be sure to include the student’s name.

OTHER GIVING OPTIONS

To review other giving options, check out the giving categories shown below or simply browse to our donor page to give now.

Where Needed Most (Our Miracle Story)

If you don’t see a giving option that meets your needs, use this option and please designate in the ‘Comments’ section during checkout whether you would like your gift to go to ‘Where Needed Most’ or towards another specific purpose.

International Student Scholarship Fund

Students from all around the globe hear God’s voice calling them to be trained for ministry at Elim, but often these internationals lack the financial resources needed to successfully do so. Donations to the International Student Scholarship Fund enables us to provide scholarships and work-study opportunities for these needy students and further expand Elim’s mission of preparing Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered servant leaders for global revival.

Willow in the Wind Translation

From its earliest days, Elim has been destined to be a part of worldwide revival and missions. Recently we have been hearing a God-inspired call—like in Acts 16:9—spoken in Chinese: “Come over…and help us.” More and more Elim workers are responding to this call. New laborers are being sent every year from our Bible school and Fellowship. An Elim Bible Institute has recently been established in two Asian cities. Elim alumni oversee it, whole courses of EBI&C’s curriculum are being translated into Chinese, and several of our leaders have traveled there to teach. Chinese believers from around the world are being grafted into the Elim family!

As our connections deepen, there is a great demand from our growing Chinese speaking constituency to draw from the deep wells of Elim’s heritage. They want to learn more about the history and spiritual “DNA” they share with us. So we have begun a project to translate and publish in Chinese Willow in the Wind, the book that tells the story of Ivan Q. Spencer and Elim’s roots.

We already have willing translators. Now we want to raise at least $5,000 to help support them and for the printing. You can be a part of answering the call by donating to this project.

Building Grant Development Fund

The Building Grant Development Committee was recently formed to look at ways, via grants and other means, to achieve the funds needed to restore both College Hall (built in 1851) and Spencer Hall (old Admin building, built in 1843) to their original historic look. Both buildings are currently in need of repair, and we need to get them ready for the coming wave of new students!

Donations to this fund will help with expenses involved in securing grants (such as architects & people skilled in grant writing) for the restoration of these two buildings that are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Read the story behind the formation of the Building Grant Development Committee, in this article from the Fall 2016 Bell Tower magazine.

The Building Grant Development Committee was recently formed to look at ways, via grants and other means, to achieve the funds needed to restore both College Hall (built in 1851) and Spencer Hall (old Admin building, built in 1843) to their original historic look. Both buildings are currently in need of repair, and we need to get them ready for the coming wave of new students!

Donations to this fund will help with expenses involved in securing grants (such as architects & people skilled in grant writing) for the restoration of these two buildings that are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Read the story behind the formation of the Building Grant Development Committee, in this article from the Fall 2016 Bell Tower magazine.

H. David Edwards Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund was created in honor of Rev.H. David Edwards. The purpose of the fund is to help provide scholarships for more students and continue the mission of the school David loved and faithfully served for many years — as a Board member, Academic Dean, Executive Vice-President and President.

Founders Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Founder’s Endowment Fund is a permanent fund that enables EBI&C to give scholarships from the interest generated from your gift. The Founder’s Heritage Scholarship is given in honor of Elim’s founder, Ivan Q. Spencer, and his vision for the training of young people for worldwide revival ministry. The scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate and share the same vision and zeal as Ivan Q. Spencer.

Carlton Spencer Memorial Campus Restoration Fund

As our second and longest-serving President, Carlton Spencer oversaw growth in both the school’s facilities and its worldwide impact. The purpose of this fund in his memory is to make capital improvements to the Lima, NY campus that Carlton led Elim to purchase in 1951. Many times he described the faith it took to believe God for the mortgage payment each month. Stories are told of Bro. Spencer going into a chapel not knowing where the mortgage would come from that week and then leading the students to praise God for His supply of the payment. The Lord never failed him.

Since the creation of the Carlton Spencer Memorial Campus Restoration Fund in 2012, generous gifts to it have already made a big difference on campus. The dorm Watson Hall had been closed for several years, but we needed it again due to increased enrollment. We were able to completely renovate it and open it to house 50 female students. Other improvements so far include some replaced roofs, plumbing and air conditioning repairs, landscaping, and painting.

Today, we are still standing in faith for God’s provision for the Elim campus. Two more buildings need to be restored and repaired—College Hall, the trademark building of the campus, and Spencer Hall, which housed the administration of the school and many dorm rooms, are both closed. Other buildings need new roofs, windows, furnaces, gutters, and other improvements.

Would you consider making a gift in memory of this great man of God to keep alive the campus that he expressed so much faith to get for us? If you have any questions about supporting and giving to EBI, please don’t hesitate to contact our Accounting Department at 585.582.8310.

Scholarship Fund

While EBI&C works hard to keep the cost of tuition and room & board as low as possible, we do not want finances to keep any student from fulfilling his or her calling. Therefore, many of the students who attend EBI&C receive some kind of financial aid package. Some scholarships provide assistance based solely on need, while others are given to students who fit specific criteria. Our scholarship fund was created to help these students move forward in their pursuit of training for ministry.