Isaiah Project Awarded $5000.00 Grant

April 20, 2010

The Magee Christian Education Foundation has awarded a $5000.00 grant to the Isaiah Project to help fund one of the paid internships that will be awarded this summer.  The funds from the Magee Foundation are earmarked to go to an ethnic minority student to intern at an ethnic minority church. This year’s Magee Foundation award recipient is Monique Scroggins, who will intern at Wesley UMC in Lexington. 

Originally the Magee Foundation awarded grants to help with the theological education of seminarians. (Some of those seminaries include Louisville Seminary, Duke, Emory, and Asbury.)  Only in the last couple of years has the current board begun to expand its giving to include beyond-seminary theological educational projects. The grant of $5,000 to the Isaiah Project fits the new, expanded description of theological education.
The Magee Christian Education Foundation is a philanthropic organization begun at the direction of Mrs. Ella Magee in 1937.  Mrs. Magee left in her will a substantial amount of money to start this organization with the hope it would help fund theological education for preachers. Former Kentucky Conference Bishop Roy Short was part of the initial board.