On Thursday January 18, 2024, members of the Seminary of the Southwest Presidents’ Cabinet and other seminary leaders gathered for a festive luncheon and remarks to honor the leadership and support of Kenny and Susie Jastrow for the fundraising efforts that led to the construction and opening of Bishop Dena Harrison Library and new Learning Complex. The Jastrows were lead donors to the campaign, and envisioned the name for one of the most transformed and remarkable spaces in the building project, Trinity Crossing. Mr. Jastrow served as co-chair of Forming Leaders At the Frontier: Campaign for Southwest.
“Seminary of the Southwest is a special place,” said the Jastrows. “The impact of priests and counselors from the seminary is transformative. They minister, help, and care for many people throughout their careers and make life better for all society. We are placed to support the seminary.”
Under Jastrow’s leadership, the Forming Leaders At the Frontier campaign exceeded its $20,000,000+ goal, engaged more than 90 volunteers and 600 donors, and achieved the majority of its fundraising goals amid the pandemic.
“It was a delight to return to the completed Trinity Crossing to honor Kenny and Susie Jastrow.” said the Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, dean and president. “Kenny brought his vast experience, irreplaceable enthusiasm, and creative vision to Trinity Crossing and to the whole Campaign. Kenny’s leadership was critical to our success, and we are enormously grateful.”
In addition to the Jastrows, in attendance were Board Executive Chair Clarke Heidrick, and Board Chair and Bishop Suffragan of the diocese of Texas, the Rt. Rev. Kathryn Ryan, who gave a blessing over the plaque and Trinity Crossing.