In recognition of Chris Andersen’s 25 years as President and Executive Director of InFaith Community Foundation, the Board has renamed InFaith’s WomenLead Scholarship to The Chris Andersen WomenLead Scholarship. Andersen, who has led InFaith’s growth to more than $1 billion in outright and deferred gifts and $30 million in annual grants, will retire at the end of this year.
“Renaming this scholarship in Chris Andersen’s honor speaks to his vision and support for cultivating the diverse roles of women in leadership throughout our faith community,” says Kurt Senske, InFaith Board chair. “It’s one of his many lasting contributions to InFaith’s mission, vision and success.”
Andersen created and launched the InFaith WomenGive campaign and this scholarship fund in 2016. The program unites women who are bold in their faith, generous in their giving and passionate about achieving long-term change through charitable giving workshops, scholarships, impact investments and giving circles.
Through its WomenLead Scholarship Fund, InFaith recognizes the need for diverse leadership in ministry, nonprofits and civic organizations. Each year, InFaith awards two educational scholarships to women of Christian faith seeking a Masters or Doctoral level degree. Women of diverse backgrounds (race/ethnicity, age, faith) eager to lead through bold action, innovative vision and faith-inspired passion are encouraged to apply. To make a gift to the scholarship fund visit infaithfound.org/make-gift, or request an inter-fund grant to WomenLead from your donor advised fund at infaithfound.org/inter-fund-grant-request.
About InFaith Community Foundation
Founded in 1995, InFaith is a 501(c)(3) public charity with a mission to serve donors, spread joy and change lives. InFaith grants $30 million annually to charitable organizations throughout our shared community, and provides donors, organizations and professional advisors with a full range of charitable options and resources. These include donor advised funds, endowments and giving options from simple to complex.