Philanthropic Service for Institutions

(formerly Institutional Consulting Service). An office that nurtures and encourages the acquisition of voluntary financial support by church-operated colleges, academies, and hospitals in the North American Division. The function documents philanthropic data by sources and provides annual comparisons that stimulate and inspire continued efforts. A monthly publication, The Philanthropic Dollar , is sent to 500 church and institutional leaders as well as to staffers who contribute professionally at the various institutions. The office also administers a program designated to facilitate entry into the field of philanthropy by young men and women. It is known as the STEP/UP program-acronym for student training and experience program underscoring philanthropy. Discounted computer services, prof...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.