Vanguard University Has Received the Largest Gift in our Over 100-Year History!

Dear Vanguard Community,

It is with abundant awe of God’s provision that I share with you today that Vanguard University has received the largest donation in our 102-year history: a $10 million donation from the Freed family, a local Christian philanthropic family who believes in the mission of Vanguard! 

This historic gift supports the second milestone of Imagine: The Campaign for Vanguard University, which will fund construction of a new dynamic athletics and learning facility in the heart of campus. 

This incredible new building (announced in January as Lions Arena) will be named in honor—the Freed Center for Leadership and Service, emblematic of the University’s century long tradition of equipping students for a Spirit-empowered life of Christ-centered leadership and service. Completing the vision for a dynamic student life campus core, The Freed Center will be a place where generations of student-athletes are developed into champions of character—on and off the court, where students are prepared for a life of service through hands-on academic preparation in new classrooms and state-of-the-art labs, and where students are called to leadership and service by God in engaging chapels, worship services, conferences and events.

 Click here to learn more about the Freed Center for Leadership and Service. 

Please join us in praising God for the generosity of the Freed family, and for His continued blessings over Vanguard in our new century. What an incredible moment in Vanguard history! 


Thank you for your faithful support of Vanguard,