2013 CLC Fundraiser
7th Annual Fundraising Dinner featuring Donald Miller
March 20, 2013 at 6pm in the Centenary College Fitness Center
Donald Miller came to Shreveport through the Christian Leadership Center. A faith-based program committed to creating educational opportunities at the intersection of faith and intellect, the CLC offers mission trips and academic programs for undergraduate students, graduate students, and the larger community. The CLC is dedicated to theological study, innovative leadership training, interreligious and interdenominational dialogue, issues of peace and justice, spiritual formation, and Christian discipleship.
Mack McCarter Received Christian Leader Award
Mack McCarter is founder and coordinator of Community Renewal International, a non-profit organization which works to restore safe and caring communities. Community Renewal brings together caring partners to make our world a home where every single child is safe and loved. By connecting caring people, Community Renewal helps all neighborhoods become safe havens of friendship and support.
A native of Shreveport, La., Mack holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in religion from Texas Christian University and a Master of Divinity Degree from Brite Divinity School. He served as a pastor for 18 years in Texas before returning to Shreveport in 1991 to begin implementing his vision for community renewal. CRI was formally organized in 1994 and under Mack’s leadership has grown into an organization which has received national and international recognition for its life-changing impact.
Under his leadership, Community Renewal has been recognized by the White House and distinguished national groups like the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Manhattan Institute, Harvard University and the Pew Partnership for Civic Change, which named CRI as a national model in its “Solutions for America” initiative. From 2008 through 2012, Mack has been honored to represent CRI at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City.
About Donald Miller
Donald Miller is best known for “saying what we are all feeling,” especially in the realm of Christian spirituality. His candid, disarming style has increased the talkability of our common spiritual longings while decreasing what was a hyper-religious culture. He has had numerous books on the New-Times Bestsellers List including his first hit, Blue Like Jazz that stayed on the list for more than forty weeks.
The concepts in his bestselling book A Million Miles in a Thousand Years have evolved into a life-planning system that has helped thousands organize their lives using the elements of story. Don hosts a conference called Storyline several times a year in various cities where he emphasizes a meaningful life alongside productivity. Corporations have sought Don to help improve the quality of their workplaces and the inter-connectedness of their teams.
In 2012, Don launched an online software package allowing people to go through the Storyline process online, resulting in a shareable, interactive report depicting each participants values, roles, ambitions, anticipated conflict and envisioned climactic scenes.
Don is the founder of Generation One, a national effort to strengthen American families by providing a vision for first-generation patriarchs and matriarchs through a common agreement to become the families we wish we’d grown up in.
Don is the founder of The Mentoring Project, a national organization that provides mentors for children growing up in fatherless homes. Don served on The Presidential Task Force on Fatherhood and Healthy Families and advised the White House on policy decisions regarding American families.
Donald Miller lives and works in Portland, Oregon.