A sense of belonging isn't always immediate for new college students, and for many students at Emory for more than a generation, it has come through the Voices of Inner Strength (VOIS) Gospel Choir within the Emory Office of Spiritual and Religious Life (OSRL). We want VOIS to be heard forever at Emory. Now is your chance to ensure VOIS is a permanent part of the Emory community by making a gift today to establish the VOIS Endowment Fund. An endowment means we will have some operating money each year – forever. Thanks to generous donors, we have already raised more than $70,000 of the $100,000 needed to establish the endowment. Please consider lifting up your voice to help create a supportive spiritual community not just for today’s students, but for countless years to come.
VOIS began with a concert on April 21, 1985 that included a homily by Civil Rights leader The Rev. C.T. Vivian and has continued to offer empowerment, encouragement, support, and a home-space for Emory students and audiences ever since.
VOIS sings at the Beloved Community worship service once each month, performs a campus concert each semester, and sings at university events such as Baccalaureate. In addition, VOIS’ activities have included spring break service trips, singing at churches around Atlanta, and performing acts of service locally.
By giving through this campaign, your gift will be designated for the Voices of Inner Strength Gospel Choir Endowment within Gifts Pending - General University Endowment, a holding account until the $100,000 endowment threshold is reached. Should the minimum funding required to reach endowment not be met by December 31, 2022, then gifts will be redirected to the expendable Voices of Inner Strength Gospel Choir Fund.