“Ricks Institute, our alma mater, the benefactor of everything we do, is a faith and learning community of the Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention (LBMEC). Ricks Institute is a beacon of realized hope and possibilities for Liberia by providing holistic educational opportunities for young lives, which will give future servitude to Liberia and societies beyond. Ricks Institute seeks to achieve a distinction throughout Liberia and beyond in offering a balanced and integrated education of the head, heart, and hands by providing its students with a firm foundation for life and the inspiration to serve others.

Thank you! We are extremely grateful to each and every one of you for supporting our mission to ensure our alma mater is sustained and continues to improve. Your works are enriching the lives of so many students at Ricks Institute – especially at a time when it matters the most. As light gives life to a room, your sacrifices, talents, and commitments give hope, opportunity, and inspiration to many at Ricks Institute, our alma mater. Sadly, the results of what you do too often are ignored or unvalued until your demise. It is then that platitudes and flowers are showered upon you, the ‘intended beneficiary’, who can neither hear nor smell anything at that point. We view your works as living examples for the children of Ricks Institute.

Unfortunately, we have become the primary funding source of our alma mater over the last thirty-two years—a challenge we cherish but too high for any alumni association. However, we have been able to continuously contribute to our alma mater’s spirit of excellence because of our members, sponsors, and friends like you. As we look to the future, may we all embrace the challenges of today together and resolve to appreciate the knowledge and share the joys of giving.”