$4M for faith – Focus on careers

The Lilly Endowment in Indianapolis has made grants of $2 million each to Boston College and Furman University to help students build faith into their careers.

The gift to Boston College, in Chestnut Hill, Mass., will help the swchool put programs into effect that help students integrate their faith and career choices.

The gift to Furman, in Greenville, S.C., will support creation of a Center for Theological Exploration of Vocation, which will be geared not only to students but also to faculty and local residents.

Lilly has made grants totaling $39.7 million to 20 colleges and universities in the U.S. to “encourage young people to consider the ministry as a career or consider their faith commitments in whatever career they choose.”

Other schools receiving grants include Baylor University, Davidson College, Earlham College, Loyola University of Chicago, University of Notre Dame and Valparaiso University.  

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