Giving Profiles: Ted and Cindy Runyon

Ted and Cindy RunyonAs a young Fulbright scholar at the University of Göttingen in the 1950s, Ted Runyon learned from Germany's most celebrated theologians. The experience shaped his career—landing him a teaching job at Candler School of Theology—and convinced him of the great value of scholarships.

Today the emeritus professor and his wife, Cindy, who has two Emory degrees and is retired from a 24-year career at Pitts Theology Library, have created several gift annuities to fund a Candler scholarship for visiting Göttingen students. A faithful decision, the Runyons' philanthropy comes from the heart as well as the mind. For them, service is an essential part of faith, and education is simply essential.

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