The Center for Christian Study

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The Center for Christian Study is an educational and outreach ministry at UVA.

Contact information

Mailing address:
The Center for Christian Study
128 Chancellor Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903


Phone: (434) 817-1050

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 510192618

CEO/President: Bill Wilder

Chairman: Bill Wilder

Board size: 16

Founder: Daryl Richman

Ruling year: 1976

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1990


The vision of the Center for Christian Study is to serve Jesus Christ by fostering the serious consideration in the university environment of a Biblical worldview, and by encouraging and facilitating wise discussion of the Truth in light of the challenges of contemporary culture.

Mission statement

he mission of the Center for Christian Study is to provide opportunities and resources for corporate and individual investigation of the truths of the historic Christian faith in response to the questions raised by contemporary society. We will provide these opportunities and resources first to the University of Virginia, secondly to the Charlottesville community and thirdly to the broader region. Through the fulfillment of this mission men and women will be transformed by the Truth, which will be reflected in their thoughts and actions, both in their private lives before God and in their public lives as members of society, the family, and the Church.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating1093 of 111043 of 45
Fund acquisition rating995 of 111143 of 45
Resource allocation rating961 of 111140 of 45
Asset utilization rating1024 of 111037 of 45

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$191,998$1,031,423$788,280$587,447$914,301
Short-term investments$4,057,327$4,502,336$3,390,990$2,405,488$118,827
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,689,784$5,853,173$4,593,612$3,261,250$1,157,966
Long-term investments$1,128,820$986,730$1,040,366$835,335$1,951,238
Fixed assets$403,056$434,574$467,447$492,289$526,353
Other long-term assets$2,641,438$1,077,255$397,060$125,272$22,705
Total long-term assets$4,173,314$2,498,559$1,904,873$1,452,896$2,500,296
Total assets$8,863,098$8,351,732$6,498,485$4,714,146$3,658,262
Payables and accrued expenses$419,439$90,477$53,613$15,059$26,195
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$419,439$90,477$53,613$15,059$26,195
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$126,438$40,188$28,120$30,576$29,442
Total long-term liabilities$126,438$40,188$157,318$137,076$31,349
Total liabilities$545,877$130,665$210,931$152,135$57,544
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$950,115$931,053$665,425$622,681$613,288
With donor restrictions$7,367,106$7,290,014$5,622,129$3,939,330$2,987,430
Net assets$8,317,221$8,221,067$6,287,554$4,562,011$3,600,718
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,064,438$3,195,106$2,258,180$1,840,471$2,421,097
Program service revenue$149,247$131,547$148,283$156,035$174,798
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$181,032$36,169$38,856$20,316$3,517
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$330,279$167,716$187,139$176,351$178,315
Total revenue$1,394,717$3,362,822$2,445,319$2,016,822$2,599,412
Program services$912,223$826,764$672,761$744,451$786,303
Management and general$196,608$177,096$152,854$143,106$135,011
Total expenses$1,311,422$1,232,251$1,003,030$1,117,459$1,181,362
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$83,295$2,130,571$1,442,289$899,363$1,418,050
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$83,295$2,130,571$1,442,289$899,363$1,418,050


Dr William N WilderExecutive Di$114,667

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023

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