Tabor College announces endowed professor challenge

Tabor College has received $3 million toward the Al & Dotty Warkentine Endowed Professor Challenge

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Dotty and Al Warkentine have endowed a faculty chair at Tabor College. Photo: Tabor

With an initial gift of $1 million, Al and Dotty Warkentine have opened an Endowed Professor Challenge at Tabor College. Three additional endowed professor or chair gifts will unlock a second gift from the Warkentine family. A deadline of March 31, 2024, has been set to meet the terms of the challenge.

Al Warkentine is a 1962 graduate of Tabor College while his wife, Dotty (Penner), was a freshman in 1960.

A $2 million endowed chair has been secured, meeting the first of the three needed additional gifts. The individual/family behind that gift has chosen to remain anonymous.

“Al and Dotty have and continue to be faithful supporters of Tabor College,” says President David Janzen. “The creation of this challenge serves as yet another reminder of their generosity, and with the exciting addition of our first endowed chair, we praise God for his faithfulness and how these funds will help move us forward.”

Names and areas for these endowed positions will be announced later.

“Growing our endowment is instrumental in securing our long-term financial stability,” Janzen says. “We look forward to what God has in store as we acquire funding for current and future projects.”

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