Greetings and Happy New Year!
I am writing to apprise you of late-breaking news regarding the Northfield Campus: The Green Family of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. has donated the campus to the National Christian Foundation (NCF), which is a nonprofit grant-making foundation. NCF has taken ownership of the property and will, from this point on, conduct the search for a suitable recipient for the campus.
An excerpt from Hobby Lobby’s press release reads as follows:
“NCF is a nonprofit charity based in Alpharetta, Ga. Hobby Lobby has made donations of other properties to NCF in the past and is confident they will care for the property with the same commitment demonstrated by Hobby Lobby over the past three years. NCF will continue the work of finding a long-term owner for the property that will honor the legacy of D.L. Moody.
We’re thrilled with the opportunity to further preserve the heritage of the Northfield campus and to serve Hobby Lobby with their charitable giving objectives,” said Steve Chapman, NCF Vice President of Communications.”
Please know that the C.S. Lewis Foundation remains deeply committed to the founding C.S. Lewis College at a site that suits the particular vision of the College as a Christian college of the Great Books and Visual and Performing Arts that is actively committed to engaging the broader secular community. We continue to be interested in the Northfield Campus as our preferred site and are seeking the needed funding to launch the College there.
With this in mind, we would welcome your continued prayers and best wishes as we make contact with the National Christian Foundation to explore the future possibilities of launching C.S. Lewis College on location in Northfield.
Further up and further in!
J. Stanley Mattson
President & Founder
C.S. Lewis Foundation