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Seminary receives gift from Baylor Landrum estate

by Louisville Seminary | Nov 14, 2011
Louisville Seminary was honored to receive a gift from the estate of Honorary Life Trustee Baylor Landrum Jr. through the Community Foundation of Louisville, Ky. Landrum died March 28, 2011. He was 92.

On Friday, November 11, 2011, Susan Barry, President and CEO of the Foundation, presented a check for $50,000 to Louisville Seminary President Michael Jinkins. Seminary trustee and Foundation board member Dorothy S. Ridings was also present.

Barry said that "people give through the Community Foundation to support causes they loved most. There is a dignity in how Baylor laid out his specific support and how he created his gifts. We felt that such a gift should be given in person."

"Though many of us among the campus community today may not personally know Mr. Landrum, we are deeply connected to him as beneficiaries of his passion, leadership, and support of educating men and women for pastoral leadership at Louisville Seminary," said Jinkins.

Landrum's gift fulfills a commitment to campus improvement, a commitment to developing an environment in which students can thrive as they prepare for ministry.

An active member of the Louisville community, Landrum also was a long-time member of Second Presbyterian Church and served on the Seminary’s Board of Trustees from 1987 to 1995. In 1989, he was co-chair, with David A. Jones Sr., of the Gardencourt Campaign Committee to restore the historic estate. Then, in 1995, Mr. Landrum served as co-chair, with Brad Hume and Martha A. Nichols, of the campaign to fund the Second Presbyterian Church Professorship for Christian Education. Following his service as a trustee, the Board elected him as an Honorary Life Member in recognition of his leadership and contribution to theological education. In recognition of his ongoing support of Louisville Seminary, one of the campus roads, Landrum Lane, was named in his honor.

The Community Foundation partners with donors and others to serve communities in the region through inspired philanthropy. Learn more at www.cflouisville.org/

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