Through our congregation’s generosity and funding commitments from other sources, we have fully funded five of the six elements of the Transformed capital campaign. Fundraising continues to complete our new Community Youth Center at the St. Luke’s Gethsemane campus in our Gulfton neighborhood. Costs of this facility increased substantially due to inflation and the supply chain issues experienced since the campaign launched in 2021.
We acknowledge with gratitude, all Transformed gifts received to date from members of our congregation, as well as from five family foundations, 15 private foundations (one of which is a $2 million challenge grant paid only once the entire gap is closed), one government grant from the Southwest Houston Redevelopment Authority, and a contribution from St. Luke’s Foundation. The remaining gap to complete the final element of the campaign, the Community Youth Center, now stands at $560,000. Last mile gifts from those wanting to ensure the challenge grant is met, can help us make up this funding difference and bridge the gap!