While a lot of people got into the spirit of 11-11-11, none did it better than Trinity Christian Academy. The K-12 school in Addison raised nearly $1 million for its annual fundraiser. Internationally acclaimed author Eric Metaxas discussed his latest book, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, and entertained questions from the crowd of 1,000. For more information on the event, go to the jump.
Trinity Christian Academy is well on its way to $1.0 million After Annual Fundraising Dinner featuring New York Times Bestselling Author
Annual TCA fundraising dinner benefits student tuition aid and facilities enhancement
DALLAS – November 21, 2011 – Trinity Christian Academy (TCA) hosted its annual fundraising dinner benefiting student tuition aid and facilities enhancement on Friday, November 11 at the Hilton Anatole, featuring internationally acclaimed best-selling author Eric Metaxas. More than 1,000 guests attended this special night, yielding close to $1.0 million.
“It is our utmost desire and priority to offer outstanding Christ-centered education to children otherwise not able to attend Trinity Christian Academy,” said Dave Delph, Headmaster of TCA. “We were honored to present an esteemed speaker such as Eric to the friends and family of the Trinity community during this year’s fundraising dinner.”
During Metaxas’ speech, he discussed his own career path, journey and calling to write his recent New York Times best-selling biography, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. Metaxas recounted some of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s story and described both strands of Bonhoeffer’s life – the faith-filled theologian and the spy who worked to dismantle the Nazi Third Reich from the inside – tying these strands together to tell a searing story of moral courage. “The story of this book has been an amazing story, a true story – one that moved me deeply and had to be told,” said Metaxas.
Metaxas has been published in top-tier national media outlets such as The New York Times and The Washington Post. His 2007 book, Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, also is an award-winning, critically-acclaimed New York Times best-selling biography. He also authored the apologetics trilogy, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God (but were afraid to ask) and many children’s books, in addition to writing for Veggie Tales and contributing works published in the Atlantic Monthly, Christianity Today, National Review Online, Beliefnet and First Things.
After the speech, Delph engaged in a discussion with the author, posing questions focusing on key points of Bonhoeffer’s life, reflections and reactions to the book, memoirs, faith and the author’s future writing plans.
Student tuition aid exists to help current families in need, to help TCA reflect a deeper truth by ensuring a distinctive mix of families and to help families in crisis. By reaching the $1 million goal for STA 2012-2013 school year more than 88 families and 125 students will remain or enter TCA in August 2012.