What is TCM's Annual Fund?
The Annual Fund is the annual giving program for TCM. It serves as a mechanism through which friends of TCM may make gifts each year in support of TCM's students. When you give to the TCM Annual Fund, you are helping support men and women who otherwise could not prepare for leadership in churches, Bible Colleges and nonprofit agencies throughout Europe or Central Asia.
Why are gifts to the Annual Fund important?
The typical TCM student is a 35-year-old, multi-lingual professional who leads a church or ministry with very little compensation. Since most receive a household income of less than $500 per month, it is very difficult for them to afford more than the minimal fees, textbooks, transportation, and loss of income they must bear to study at TCM.
In addition, annual costs of translation services for the students, academic support services, student transportation, technology, and in-country learning opportunities continue to increase each year. With student fees covering a nominal percentage of the costs, charitable gifts cover almost 100% of the costs associated with a TCM education. TCM operates efficiently and invests wisely, stretching gift dollars as far as possible. So you see, we depend on friends each year to help make the TCM experience possible for the over 800+ students from 33 countries throughout Europe and Central Asia.