At CMDA’s 2017 National Convention, CEO Dr. David Stevens introduced EMPOWER, a new fundraising campaign to help us meet the great challenges we now face in healthcare and around our world. EMPOWER is designed to provide the needed resources for the battles ahead and ensure the ministry’s continued growth well into the future. That means we need your help. With an initial goal of $8 million, it will require the prayer and generous support of all those who see the role of CMDA as critical to keeping Christian in healthcare and taking the gospel to this country and the world. $1.56 million has already been committed, primarily from current and former CMDA trustees. In addition to the $8 million goals in current gifts, we also have a goal of $20 million in planned and estate gifts.
As of the end of April, the total committed in that area is $10.72 million. “We live on current gifts,” Dr. Stevens explained. “It’s what allows us to have boots on the ground in public policy, missions and campus ministries. But estate gifts make it possible for us to plan long-term and respond to opportunities that may not even exist today.”
The vast majority of money raised will be invested in “human capital,” allowing us to expand our efforts in campus and community ministries, public policy, healthcare missions and even membership. We are poised as never before to carry the message of health and hope to our campuses, our practices, our communities and our world. Will you join us?