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Founders Weekend

Founder's Weekend

April 8–13, 2019
Join us for a community-wide weekend celebration of those who have formed the College’s strong foundation, from A. J. Gordon to professors, students and alumni of the distant and recent past, from the first classes of missionaries to the present-day faculty, staff and students.

Social Venture Challenge: Final Showcase
6 p.m.

Ken Olsen Science Center, MacDonald Auditorium
Join the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership for the final showcase of the annual Social Venture Challenge. Every spring, the Center sponsors this campus-wide challenge for Gordon student teams preparing to launch their own non-profit or business ventures. The winning teams will pitch in front of experienced executives and split $10,000 in seed money to get started. Learn more ➔

Day of Giving 
1,889 minutes | 440 Alumni | Countless reasons why

In honor of the College's founding in 1889, help kick off a 1,889-minute fundraising challenge to benefit the programs you love during Founder's Week! On April 12 and 13, join fellow alumni, students and friends in supporting the many reasons why Gordon made an impact on your life—and in turn, make an impact on the lives of today's students. Your gift helps the program of your choice to achieve its goals and unlock funds to enhance their mission. Make a gift and share your favorite Gordon experience using #GordonDayofGiving. Learn more ➔

Gordon Bound Day 
Become a full-fledged Gordon student (sans the homework) for a weekend. Join other admitted students as you meet professors, attend Chapel/Convocation, hang out with current students, stay overnight in a residence hall and start making some college memories. Maybe you’ll even meet a future roommate, La Vida-mate or classmate. Or scout out a few favorites spots for future reading and hammocking. Learn more ➔

CFI Princemere Forum 
The Center for Faith and Inquiry and the Gordon Alumni Office invite you to an evening of fine dining and stimulating dialogue with Rev. Dr. Ivan Satyavrata at the Harvard Club of Boston. Join us in welcoming pastor, author, and speaker Dr. Ivan Satyavrata, traveling to us from Kolkata, India, for conversation over an evening meal in the historic setting of the Back Bay Clubhouse. 

Friday, April 12, 2019
Reception at 6 p.m.
Dinner Lecture at 6:45 p.m.

"The Christian Experience in the Majority World"
Back Bay Harvard Club 374 Commonwealth Ave, Boston
Learn more ➔

6th Annual Gospel Experience 
8 p.m.

A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel
God’s Chosen Gospel Choir presents the 7th Annual Gospel Experience Weekend. This weekend will include performances by groups and choirs from churches around the New England area. An exceptional weekend of praise and worship that draws together diverse denominations and nationalities. 

Celebrate the Life Outdoors
1 p.m.
La Vida Challenge Course

Join La Vida staff for a service project as they clean up the challenge course, all the while celebrating Rich Obenschain's birthday and Earth Day!

6th Annual Gospel Experience
3 p.m.
A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel

God’s Chosen Gospel Choir presents the 7th Annual Gospel Experience Weekend. This weekend will include performances by groups and choirs from churches around the New England area. An exceptional weekend of praise and worship that draws together diverse denominations and nationalities.

Barrington Gallery Exhibit Opening 
The Gallery at Barrington Center for the Arts presents REMNANT, a new exhibition of paintings by Philip Archer, a Scottish artist and the director of the Leith School of Art. Archer will be visiting from Scotland April 13th for a plein air painting workshop and a reception from 4 to 6 pm. Details at www.gordon.edu/gallery.

Gordon Symphony Orchestra​
7:30 p.m.
A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel

The Gordon Symphony Orchestra presents their annual Spring concert, which will also feature the winner of the Gordon Department of Music Concerto Competition.