Why Does SHECP Need Resources?

The Consortium supports conferences and programs as well as summer internships for students and faculty at member institutions. The student interns (129 in the summer of 2018) collaborate with communities and individuals through agencies working with impoverished communities. SHECP and its member institutions meet all of the costs for these internships as well as for courses to prepare graduates for a lifetime of informed service to society. Your financial support can help sustain this combination of service to community agencies and education for a lifetime of initiatives to diminish poverty. SHECP interns receive a small stipend to cover meals and transportation.

If you wish to discuss designating a specific purpose for your gift or how to make an equities or securities donation to SHECP, you are welcome to contact Dr. Brett Morash, Executive Director, at

The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty SHECP is a 501-c-3. You will receive a confirmation letter for your tax deduction purposes. Questions? Call 540-458-8164

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If you prefer to mail in your donation, please send to: SHECP, 452A Lewis Hall, W&L, Lexington, VA 24450

What Does SHECP Do?

The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium enables and supports collaboration among its member institutions for the purpose of advancing sustained curricular and co-curricular education focused on poverty and human capability in order to prepare students for a lifetime of professional and civic efforts to diminish poverty and enhance human capability.