The Vision of Our Leaders
It is a great blessing for us to witness freewill gifts from individuals, couples, families, and organizations that benefit those in need. Indeed, as the LDS Philanthropies motto says, your donations are truly changing and saving lives throughout the world by funding extensive humanitarian efforts and by contributing to help thousands of people gain an education at our four Church schools
In the Book of Mormon, King Benjamin commanded that “ye yourselves will succor those that stand in need of your succor; ye will administer of your substance unto him that standeth in need; and ye will not suffer that the beggar putteth up his petition to you in vain, and turn him out to perish” (Mosiah 4:16). As you become aware of the great good that is being done around the world through LDS Philanthropies, we hope that you will also be prompted to help God bless His children. Thank you for being so faithful, for touching the lives of those in need, and for helping the Lord hasten His work.
Bishop Gérald Caussé
Bishop Dean M. Davies
Bishop W. Christopher Waddell
Brigham Young University President Kevin J Worthen
Nearly four decades have passed since President Spencer W. Kimball told an on-campus audience that he expected Brigham Young University to become a leader - a unique leader - among the great universities of the world. He didn’t just hope it; he expected it.
Today, we see the realization of these lofty expectations taking place before our very eyes.
What an exciting time it is to be part of this remarkable institution! Its aims are my aims - to provide our students with an education that is spiritually strengthening, intellectually enlarging, and character building, leading to lifelong learning and service. If we are successful, and I am certain we will be, we will indeed see BYU become a unique leader among the great universities.
I invite you to help BYU reach its prophetic destiny.
BYU-Idaho President Clark G. Gilbert
BYU-Idaho is a remarkable university, and this is an exciting time to be associated with the school. We will continue to innovate in ways that will allow us to serve many more students and provide them with a quality education. President Henry B. Eyring has described this stewardship as a steady, upward course set by the Lord. We will stay true to that course.
We hope many more individuals will feel part of the wonderful miracles taking place in the lives of students both here on campus and all around the world. This website will help you discover how philanthropic gifts are a significant part of that process and what is needed to accelerate the work. More and more of our friends are connecting with BYU-Idaho by contributing through this interactive site.
BYU-Hawaii President John S. Tanner
We are grateful for your generous support of Brigham Young University-Hawaii. These sacred funds help support our wonderful students as they strive to become lifetime learners, leaders of integrity, and builders of the kingdom of God.
This is a remarkable time for BYU-Hawaii. I am inspired by the history of the university and the nature of its prophetic destiny, and I am committed to building on the firm foundations laid by pioneers, past presidents, prophets, and the Prince of Peace.
There is a great power and purpose at BYU-Hawaii. We are not merely helping students know something; we are helping students become something. When President David O. McKay broke ground for what would become BYU-Hawaii, he prophesied that this university would produce men and women of noble character “whose influence will be felt for good toward the establishment of peace internationally.”
I feel that BYU-Hawaii has an important role to play in the international Church as we prepare students who are able to serve with a spirit of love and peace. Your support of these students accelerates the building of the kingdom of God. Mahalo for your generosity.
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.