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The Vision of Our Leaders



Presiding Bishop Gary E. Stevenson

I have the opportunity to work with LDS Philanthropies. What a great blessing it is for me to witness on a daily basis how freewill gifts from individuals, couples, families, and organizations are benefiting the poor and the needy, the sick and the afflicted. Indeed, as the LDS Philanthropies motto says, these donations truly are 'changing and saving lives' throughout the world by funding our extensive humanitarian efforts and by contributing to help thousands of people gain an education at our four Church schools.

We've designed this website to provide information about charities affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You'll read inspiring stories about those who donate and those who receive. As you become aware of the great good that is being done around the world through LDS Philanthropies, I hope that you, too, will be prompted to help God bless His children. And please know that 100 percent of every dollar you give will benefit those you intend to help.

Brigham Young University President Cecil O. Samuelson

Brigham Young University President Cecil O. Samuelson

I believe this is a kingdom-building place and am grateful for my opportunity to be here. My role as president is to send a clear signal on a repeated basis about the academic and spiritual mission of BYU. I will work to provide whatever leadership I can to the university community as we strive to fulfill this mission. I will also work to garner the resources needed so individuals can reach their full potential. The idea is to see the most lives blessed in the most effective and efficient way.

BYU-Idaho President Kim B. Clark

Brigham Young University-Idaho was established as a proving ground of great fidelity for education and will continue blessing the young people of the Church worldwide. As administrators, faculty, students, alumni, and friends all work together under the inspired guidance of the board of trustees, we accelerate the steady, upward course the Lord has set for BYU-Idaho. It is and will increasingly be a university true to its heritage, its mission, and everything the Lord wants it to be.

Our hope is that more people will feel connected to the miracles taking place on this campus and in the lives of individual students. On this Web site we are able to communicate quickly how philanthropic gifts are helping students and what is needed to enhance and accelerate the work. A growing number of our friends are contributing through this interactive site.

BYU-Hawaii President Steven C. Wheelwright

It is my great privilege to associate with the wonderful students at BYU-Hawaii. They are strong, righteous, and dedicated men and women who see in themselves a divine potential to be learners, leaders, and builders. Just like the new buildings added to campus, our students have a strong foundation to build on throughout their lives. We are grateful for the generous support we receive from you for our wonderful students.

When President David O. McKay broke ground for what would become BYU-Hawaii, he said that students of integrity would come from this school. He called them "genuine gold" and said they would bless the world. Today you are helping us to educate and train these young men and women of destiny.

As we serve more students, upgrade our campus, and nurture our culturally diverse student body, there will be more needs and more opportunities to help. Mahalo for your generosity and support.

LDS Business College President J. Lawrence Richards

At LDS Business College, we are involved in the lives of the youth of Zion during a very interesting and sometimes challenging period of time. Because of our small size and the personal attention we offer, time at LDS Business College can accelerate the dreams of those who know what they want. And yet we can plant seeds and nourish the budding interest of those who do not yet see a clear future.

Our mission is simple: we provide an educational experience deeply rooted in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Our goal is to enlighten minds, to elevate hope and to ennoble souls. In this season of change at the College, we have the possibilities of blessing even more lives, and it is clearly within our reach. We invite you to join with us to bless the youth of Zion as we plant and nourish and harvest in this small but fertile corner of the Lord's vineyard.