Cedarville Stories Podcasts
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Buskohl, Philip and Buskohl, Rebekah, "Season 8, Episode 3: The Buskohls" (2023). Cedarville Stories Podcasts. 160.
Every Gift Matters
When Cedarville University publicly launched its $125 million, One Thousand Days Transformed campaign in 2019, the University believes that every gift would be important — whether large or small. Throughout the ongoing campaign, Cedarville received gifts ranging from $10 to $10 million, and all were happily accepted because they reflected the stewardship of the donor.
But one 8-year-old Beavercreek girl took the “Every Gift Matters” philosophy to a whole new level when she approached University president Dr. Thomas White after a program during homecoming 2022.
Renee Buskohl, whose parents are both Cedarville alumni, was attending the homecoming chapel when she heard Dr. White share about the One Thousand Days Transformed campaign and the need to continue raising money for the $40 million Scharnberg Business Center. Renee begged her parents and aunt to allow her to contribute to this lofty project.
She pulled out four quarters, walked toward Dr. White, and told him she wanted to contribute to the campaign.
The size of the gift only matters because of the size the heart that was compelled to give reflected a Christ-like heart to give. And, just like every other donor to Cedarville’s One Thousand Days Transformed campaign, Renee was sent a receipt for her gift.
Because every gift matters.
Listen to the Cedarville Stories Podcast as Renee is joined by her parents, Phil and Bekah, and shares why it was important for her to make the four-quarter gift.