A Difference in the Lives of Seminary Students

A Difference in the Lives of Seminary Students

Dear Generous Donors,

I greatly appreciate your gift from the Orlean and Ralph W. Beeson Fund. It has helped make attending Pittsburgh Theological Seminary possible.

I am a military child and have lived in many different places. I have two older sisters and a younger sister. I have finished my first year of seminary this May and am looking forward to the new school year. I have found my calling to ministry while I was doing a year of service in Montana. During my time, I worked with the local churches and non-profit organizations that helped people of all ages. I found a love for being with people in both the good and the hard times.

This year, I am starting my field education at the Elizabeth churches. I am hoping to learn more about who God is and how God works, what kind of pastor God is calling me to be, and to learn about the people whom God is calling me to serve.

Thank you for helping provide an opportunity for me to learn a meet my call. May God bless you and keep you safe.

Alyson Wilson

About the Orlean and Ralph W. Beason Fund
Between 1982 and 1984, IPC received the seed gifts that became the Orlean and Ralph W. Beeson Fund. The Beesons gave $540,000 during their lifetimes, and added bequests that brought total contributions to $18.6 million. The Beeson Fund is devoted to “the benefit of mankind, the education of youth, the relief of human suffering, and propagation of the Christian religion.” In 2001, the Trust was reformed to allow the Trustee to allocate some portion of principal growth each year to income thereby calculating distributions based on a “total return” approach. Due to inconsistencies in the Testamentary Documents as reformed in 2001, the administrative provisions of the Trust were restated in 2014 into a single document to provide a clear and concise statement of donor’s binding intent. Learn more about the IPC Foundation at