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CRU/ Campus Crusade for Christ

Summary:  Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) began in 1951 with the goal to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  CRU has more than 25,000 staff carrying out more than 30 program ministries, such as the Jesus Film project, Josh McDowell Ministry, Andre Kole Ministry, Athletes in Action, Arrowhead Conferences and Events and Family Life.  CRU aims to fulfill the Great Commission by winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, and build spiritual movements everywhere.

MinistryWatch Financial Efficiency Rating: 3 Star (out of a possible 5 Stars)

MinistryWatch Transparency Grade: C

ECFA Member? Yes

Revenue in Most Recent Year Available (2019): $624,627,000

Five-Year Revenue Trend: Increasing (About 16 percent)

Percent of Revenue CRU Spends on Fundraising: 9 percent

Percent Peer Group Spends on Fundraising: 6 percent

President: Steve Sellers (Assumed role early October, 2020)

President’s Salary and Other Compensation: Not public yet

Complete MinistryWatch profile for CRU can be found here.

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Rodney Pitzer, Certified Fraud Examiner since 2005, has worked for audit and investigative organizations, including Oregon Department of Justice's Charitable Activities, and being Director of the Oregon Board of Tax Professionals in 1999. In 2011 founded AVOWED.org, ministering to widows, elderly and the disabled, and now scheduled to plant a church in Corpus Christi, Texas.