When I decided to sell the NBA Hornets team, I knew the LORD had been working on my heart, more than ever, to show me that it was time to focus on HIM. I’m thankful for the time GOD blessed me with the team, but these last few years have proven yet again that GOD really does work all things for good to those that love HIM and who are called according to HIS purpose. There’s no better joy or thrill than what I experience from giving back to GOD. I know that I am fulfilling HIS will for my life when I am doing what I can to help the LORD’s servants and playing a part in blessing others. If you know me at all, you are aware that I always push to do more and encourage others to do the same. I have been thinking for a few years now of how to give BIG and in a way that will not only make a difference immediately, but also carry on even after my days on earth are passed. With much thought, prayer, and counsel, I know now how this will be accomplished. I have decided to give a substantial gift to Lipscomb University here in Nashville, TN. They are a private Christian university. They prepare students to be successful and professional, and also maintain a Christian faith. To quote from their own website, “Faith. Community. Knowledge. Innovation. Service. These are the five unshakable pillars that make us who we are. As the world evolves, Lipscomb will always look for more ways to live out our ideals. What will never change, however, is our commitment to intentionally, courageously, and graciously obey God’s will.” After spending time with their president and staff members and also witnessing the products of this university, I feel confident that GOD is pleased and proud of this decision and HE will bless it and multiply it for many years to come. I’m humbled that HE would choose to use me this way. I’m also looking forward to some other things in the works, can’t wait to share with everyone!
Click on this link for the event at Lipscomb University when the gift was announced. It was the largest gift in the history of the university. Read the article for more detailed information:
Here is the link for The George Shinn College of the Arts & Entertainment: