Thriving Together with Purpose

The Central Valley business and professional community is committed, passionate and resilient; both in innovation during this present season of challenge and in pressing forward toward the fruit of a hopeful future. Likewise, as the Fresno Pacific University community and the FPU Foundation seek to come alongside businesses in this present context, there is cause for great optimism and excitement as collaboration and innovation form a hopeful future for our great Valley!

FPU is Founded on Christ. This Christ-centered reality informs our understanding of legacy and our motivation for and philosophy of partnering with others for a prosperous future together. We want to represent FPU and Christ well as we cultivate hope alongside businesses in the Valley. We want to be faithful to our call, and are inspired by the Psalmist in Psalm 1 who states, “That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season…” (v. 3a, NIV). This spurs us on to develop transformative relationships with the business community, helping businesspeople navigate key elements of succession planning/strategies and family dynamics and develop a legacy plan. We also contribute community value by cultivating relationships with Valley businesses through FPU business faculty- curated trainings/workshops and supporting the business community’s recruitment of top talent via FPU interns and alumni.

Together we can create an environment that stimulates personal, professional and business growth benefiting the future of our shared home, the Central Valley. A future Founded on Christ and filled with hope, optimism and growing partnerships with the business community will create a legacy worth pursuing and be reflective of a growing faith in every season.


Steven Redekop
director of foundation development

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