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Our 2019 Scholarship Fund

Invest in the life of a Co-Serve program participant by providing a scholarship to help them attend one of our 2019 global gatherings.

The Need

Our need and challenge each year is to find ways to bring our students and partners together into global gatherings.  These gatherings allow participants to learn from and support one another, they help participants to consider their purpose, and they allow us to meet real-life examples of people who are living as servants.

These gatherings require travel by the participants and, in many cases, paying for the travel, food and lodging of the participants during the event.  Participants in these events are carefully selected and we always ask them to cover part of the cost.  However, difficult economic situations in some countries prevent many qualified people from participating.

In 2019, Co-Serve is planning the following four global gatherings:

1. March-May: International Educators Academy.  This event will actually operate as three separate gatherings in three countries, where three small groups of professors from Afghanistan will meet with and learn from our partner educators in the USA, Ukraine and Kazakhstan, together with the involvement of Co-Serve staff.

2. May: Co-Serve Community Conference.  This event, which will be held in Kazakhstan, will bring together 25 people, including our global staff and our key global partners from around the world, to learn from and encourage one another as we consider our strategies for the future.

3. June: Servant Leadership Academy-Kyiv.   The Kyiv Academy program, held in partnership with Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, will help 15 Co-Serve students from around the world to come together and be part of a safe, interactive community where they visit and learn from real-life examples of communities of servant leadership in Ukraine.  The Academy has the goal to help each participant consider their own purpose in life.

4. July: Servant Leadership Academy-Colorado.  The Colorado Academy, held in partnership with Parker Hills Bible Fellowship, is similar to the Kyiv Academy and will help 12 participants visit and learn from real-life examples of communities of servant leadership in the USA.

As we prepare for these events, we are keenly aware that at least 30 international participants will need some financial help.  We are seeking to raise $22,500 to fund 30 scholarships of $750 each that will go directly to help 30 participants cover part of their travel costs and part of their participation costs as they attend these events in 2019.

Your gift of any amount will be used to create this much needed fund for Co-Serve in 2019. For any gift, we will provide information on one international participant that you are directly helping through your gift.

Make Your Donation

There are three ways you can make your donation to the Co-Serve International 2019 Scholarship Fund. Please choose the option below that is most convenient for you.  If you have any questions about making a donation, please contact us via e-mail at info@co-serve.org or by phone at (503) 668-1214.

1. By check.

Mail a check, payable to "Co-Serve International," to:

Co-Serve International
P.O. Box 2099
Sandy, OR  97055

Please include a short note with your check, stating "2019 Scholarship Fund."

2. Using your PayPal account.

If you use PayPal, click on the "Donate" button below. This will take you to Co-Serve's PayPal payment page for the 2019 Scholarship Fund.


3. Using your credit card or bank account.

Make a donation to the 2019 Scholarship Fund using your credit card or bank account.  Just fill out the information below and then click "Process."

Your gift is tax deductible in the USA

Electronic receipts will be sent by e-mail for all credit card, bank, and PayPal donations.  Co-Serve International will also mail or e-mail year-end giving reports to all donors at the end of each calendar year.

The Marshall Christensen Foundation DBA Co-Serve International, with federal tax identification #93-1230131, is a tax exempt non-profit organization under 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code; it is also classified as a public charity under Section 509(a)(2) of the Code.  All donations to Co-Serve International are tax deductible under section 170 of the Code.  Contributions are solicited with the understanding that Co-Serve International has complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds.

Our Progress

We are pleased to report that, to date, Co-Serve has raised a total of:


                              $1,550


towards the $22,500 goal for our 2019 Scholarship Fund.