Ron Blue Institute for Financial Planning at Indiana Wesleyan University Expands Partnership to Provide Biblical Financial Planning

The Ron Blue Institute for Financial Planning has been created as a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and wholly owned subsidiary of Indiana Wesleyan University. Approval was granted by the IWU Board of Trustees at the March 27, 2015 meeting. The opportunity for the development of the Institute as an LLC resulted from a $5,000,000 gift commitment from Thrivent Financial. The goal of this alliance is to develop and distribute biblical financial planning curriculum content and services in helping to build a Christian Financial Planning industry.

 

About Ron Blue Institute (RBI) Board of Managers

President David Wright called a meeting of the Ron Blue Institute Board of Managers on Friday, May 8 in order to appoint an Executive Director and several officers for the RBI LLC. Ron Blue, Founder of the Institute, was approved as the Executive Director. Nancy Schoonmaker was selected as the CFO for the Institute. Sharon Epps was appointed as the Secretary and David “Mac” McQuiston as the Treasurer.

 

Naming of Thrivent Financial Endowed Directors 

Thrivent Financial’s commitment enables the Institute to hire two directors to support the work of Ron Blue and Larry Lindsay, the Chief Operating Officer. The Board of Managers was pleased to approve the Thrivent Financial Endowed Director for Church and Professional, as well as the Thrivent Financial Endowed Director for Research and Scholarship. These positions will officially commence their work under the new RBI LLC on July 1, 2015.

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