Recently Read: UM congregation endows SMU Methodist history chair

HighlandPark_DallasThe Dallas Morning News reported last week that the Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas has committed to a large donation to Southern Methodist University:

Highland Park United Methodist Church has given $1.5 million to neighboring Southern Methodist University to advance Methodist scholarship.

The gift includes $1 million to establish and endow the Umphrey Lee Professorship in Methodist History and $500,000 to educate people seeking leadership positions in the Methodist church.

Part of SMU’s $1 billion centennial campaign, the endowment is a tribute to Umphrey Lee, who was influential in the early years of both the church and the university.

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