Created to honor Diane Knippers, a Five Talents founding board member who coined the organization’s name, the Knippers Education Fund provides scholarships to equip the next generation of church leaders, missionaries, and entrepreneurs living in developing countries with the knowledge, tools and sense of self worth necessary to transform their communities into places that thrive.
About Diane Knippers
TIME magazine named Diane one of the 25 most influential evangelicals in the United States in 2005. That list also included preacher Billy Graham; Charles Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship International; and Rick Warren, pastor and author of “A Purpose Driven Life.” Diane’s passionate commitment to empower the poor in developing countries comes to life through this initiative, funded in part by proceeds from A Helping Hand: Artists’ Exhibition and Sale, a silent art auction held in November 2006.
Before her death in April 2005, Diane was president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD). Before joining IRD, she worked at Good News, a renewal group within the United Methodist Church. She was a leader of evangelical renewal voices in mainline Protestantism, especially within The Episcopal Church.
We carry on Diane’s desire to link these two strengths. Make a donation to the Knippers Education Fund today by clicking here.