Why We Give: Gloria and Bob Bishop
Besides our own involvement with the CCO’s ministry before we had kids, we raised four daughters who have gone to college. We understand how a college ministry can help young people keep their faith alive and grow.
We love young folks and sponsor students every year to go to Jubilee. We want to invest in college-aged young people. It’s exciting to watch students grow and see how their faith has an impact on their studies and careers. Christians need to be more intentional with college-aged kids, to invest in their lives and ask questions. The CCO does that very well.
By supporting the CCO, we are investing in the next generation, our future leaders. The ministry on campus and what we experience at Jubilee every year gives us a lot of hope. When you start investing in the next generation, you get to see their faith and how they’re living it out in all areas of their lives. When we invest in them, we feel we receive more than we give.
Our faith has certainly had an impact on our work and our view of money. We live by faith, and we earn and give by faith. We chose to make a planned gift so our children will be reminded of our support for CCO ministry. Even through leadership changes, the CCO has stayed true to a simple and consistent message over the years: proclaiming the Gospel and how it applies to everyday life.
—Bob and Gloria Bishop have been involved with the CCO’s ministry since the 1970s, when they served students at Waynesburg University. Today, they live in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh, and Bob is Executive Vice President at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC. Bob and Gloria have four daughters, three grandchildren, and are active members of Orchard Hill Church. They are also active in their community—Bob has served on a variety of boards, including a public school board, Habitat for Humanity, and the CCO.