Why Donate?

We are in an exciting time at Arise Campus Ministries.  We have been blessed by our past ministry directors, alumni, board members and donors to have been able to re-launch our ministry in 2017 to reach new students.  With this relaunch we are seeing more students come, the opportunity to hire an additional staff person to meet with more students, and able to be more involved in campus life. 

We currently need to raise approximately $ 60,000 in donations annually (in addition to grants from our five partner denominations).  We hope we can raise this money in order to reach more students, and share God's love with the campus.  Currently we have several different ways you can donate.

To see all of our donors, please visit this site:  (Coming Soon)


Arise 20.17 Club

As we continue to grow as a ministry, it is important for us to create a base of support.  We are hoping to have 150 people join our Arise 20.17 club.  Why $ 20.17.  We relaunched the ministry in 2017 and know that there were so many people who made this happen, and will continue to join alongside of us as we welcome students, share God's universal love with them and live out our faith.  We need people to come along side us as well because there are a lot of people who believe that the future of the church depends on young adults finding God's love. 

Money from each donation will go to missions, student programing, staff/development and reserves.  While many campus ministries have buildings, we do not which allows us to invest more in staff and human resources to reach more students.  As a thank you, we would like to do a couple of things based on your donation:  We would like to place your name  on our website as a supporter an Arise 20.17 member (You may also choose to be listed anonymously).  We also would like to send you a quarterly electronic newsletter detailing what is going on at Arise.  (We will also mail you one, just email Michelle at admin@arisegmu.org).  Once we have 100 donors in the Arise 20.17 club we will also be resurrecting the annual brunch so you can hear from staff and students how you are making a difference in the lives of students at GMU. 

If you would like to give more monthly, please check out our minister director or campus coordinator's support drive.  We are planning to offer some more rewards for donors who would like to give more each month.  Thank you for your generous support of Arise.  


Minister Director Support

Many campus ministers have to raise support to be on campus.  We have five generous denominations which support our staff in amazing ways.  Our staff also believes in helping support the students through fundraising a portion of their salary.  These funds help free up other ministry resources to go directly to students.  This particular fund is to support our Ministry Director, Drew Ensz.  His goal is to raise $500.00 monthly support from friends and family.  Thank you in advance for your support of Drew's ministry, so more resources can go to the students..

Various levels:

$30.00 monthly pledge and your name will go on the Arise Website as a Director's Donor, and you will receive the newsletter.  You also will receive a handwritten note from Drew annually.

Thank you for going above and beyond.  You are now a Director Supporter.  For your $ 50.00 monthly pledge and you will receive a monthly email from Drew updating you on what is happening at Arise and all the other rewards listed above.

Wow.  You are amazing.  For $75.00 a month, you are now a Director Sponsor.  Your monthly pledge will really impact our campus ministry.  To say thank you you will receive  a special audio podcast from a student in the ministry quarterly and all the other rewards listed above.  

For those who really want to support Arise, we want to recognize our Director Partners.  You are making a real difference in our ministry and help offsetting the money that goes to the campus ministry.  You will receive all the above rewards and also be Drew's guest to a GMU basketball game of your choice.  Thank you so much for your support of campus ministry at GMU!

Photo by Weedezign/iStock / Getty Images
Photo by Weedezign/iStock / Getty Images

Campus Coordinator Fundraising

We are in the process of hiring a Campus Coordinator.  The position will require fundraising at $ 425.00 per month.  This position is coming soon, as will the fundraising opportunities and rewards.


One Time Donation

You may be saying to yourself...guys I can't commit to $20.17 each month, but I would like to give something.  You also may have some extra money this month and want to give a one-time special gift in addition to your monthly donation.  Well, this is the place to do this.  After giving your tax-deductible gift, your name will appear on the website as a donor to Arise for this year.  You also will be placed on our electronic email list for newsletters.  If you would like a print version, just email Michelle at admin@arisegmu.org.  Thank you again for your support!