Tim 而且 Gail Buchanan love their Lord 而且 Savior Jesus Christ 而且 serve him through their ministry 而且 philanthropic efforts. Active as members of Wichita 第一个 Church of Nazarene, the couple has supported MidAmerica拿撒勒大学 for decades.
The Buchanan’s belief in the mission of MNU is evidenced by their longst而且ing eng年龄ment with the university. Tim has served on the university’s Board of Trustees 而且 previously served on the Board of Directors for the MNU Foundation. 在一起, the couple co-chair the 明亮的未来运动 而且 are this year’s recipients of MNU’s Lifetime Achievement Award, 将于4月8日在总统荣誉典礼上颁发, 2022.
“通过他们卓越的领导和创造力, we have been able to propel the fundraising aspect of the 明亮的未来运动 for MNU to record giving,” says Jon North, vice president for university advancement. “除了, Tim’s experience as a builder of large-scale spaces for living 而且 meeting has been a huge advant年龄 when planning the Cunningham Center construction.”
Tim says his gr而且father told him that if the church 而且 leadership ask you to serve, 你应该答应. So, when he 而且 Gail were asked to co-chair the 明亮的未来运动, 这就是他们所需要的全部灵感.
“I feel passionate about the projects that are in the Bright Future Campaign, from sustainability for the operating budget to the capital projects 而且 scholarships,”蒂姆说. “I think it’s a well-thought-out campaign 而且 includes a lot of things that will be transformative for the university for generations to come.”
蒂姆和盖尔也看到了 MNU 从父母的角度:他们的女儿艾米丽, son Matt 而且 daughter-in-law Lauren (Gilmore) all attended MNU.
威奇托人, Tim has owned different private 而且 public companies in the community since he was just 20 years old, including Buchanan Homes 而且 as co-founder of Sterling House Corporation. In 1995, he was awarded the Kaufman Foundation/Ernst 而且 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 而且, in 2019, 入选威奇托商业名人堂. 他曾在Argentum的董事会任职, 全国初级老年生活协会, 10年, 其中三人担任主席.
如今，蒂姆是一家公司的全职CEO 传说高级生活 – a company he founded in 2001 dedicated to providing quality housing 和服务 to senior adults. Legend currently owns 而且 operates more than 42 facilities throughout the United States.
传说高级生活 continues to receive national awards for best practices in senior living 而且 memory care, in part because of Tim’s expertise 而且 pioneering innovation in the assisted living industry, 被他关心老人的热情所驱使.
Gail attended MNU before completing her bachelor’s degree in music education at Friends University.
“MNU had such a passionate emphasis on encouraging all students to live out their faith in a strong, 像基督的品格,”她说. “能在MNU工作是我的荣幸.”
Gail has taught elementary school music 而且 private voice instruction 而且 served with her vocal talents in church choirs 而且 small groups since junior high. She also participates in community choirs 而且 Singing Quaker 校友 Choirs, as well as served as a board member of the Wichita Gr而且 Opera.
Tim 而且 Gail have been serving in ministry at Wichita 第一个 Church for 40 years. They led a Sunday class for many years, as well as children’s choirs 而且 study groups. They also were part of the board’s leadership 而且 helped lead building renovations.
除了他们的其他参与, both Tim 而且 Gail have served in domestic 而且 international missions work. Tim led his first volunteer work project to Appalachia while still in high school. He has since participated in nearly 20 work projects to Haiti, 洪都拉斯, 危地马拉, 尼加拉瓜和Busingen, 德国, 建造教堂和学校. Gail, Matt 而且 Emily have also served in 危地马拉, Mexico, 尼加拉瓜和Busingen. Tim’s mission work led him to a vocational change in 1990 to enhance the quality of life 而且 dignity for senior adults.
作为他们的业务和部务领导, as well as their philanthropy to numerous Christian educational institutions, 表明, the Buchanans have a deep desire to see young people educated in a Christian environment 而且 worldview.
Gail says they hope their giving to MNU “changes lives 而且 empowers students for a bright future.” She adds that it’s their goal to give students the financial opportunity to attend a strong, 基督教大学.
MidAmerica拿撒勒大学 is deeply grateful to the Buchanans for their continuing investment in MNU that will make an impact for generations to come.