Former Charlotte Hornets owner George Shinn gives $15 million to university, largest gift in school history
God’s Word tells me that He loves a cheerful giver and also that those who are given much should also give much. On April 3, 2017, I made the $15 million donation to Lipscomb University. This is part of God’s plan for my life as I feel I must give back as He has given so much to me. When I moved my main residence to the Nashville area, I wanted to make a difference in the community in a big way. The George Shinn Foundation has had a part in several great Christian organizations in the area, but I knew that God was telling me to do something BIGGER! After much prayer and wise counsel, I felt giving to Lipscomb University would be honorable in God’s eyes. This faith based university trains up quality young people and sends them out to live out their dreams and God’s will for their lives. My gift is an investment in Lipscomb University’s College of Entertainment & the Arts and to fund a new events center among other initiatives. In recognition of this gift, the college will be named The George Shinn College of Entertainment & the Arts. Thank you to all friends and family who continue to support and pray for me.
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