Remembering Margaret Sampson Edgell

Margaret was one of the founding board members of NCWA. She also was instrumental in helping the early board through the 501(c)(3) process to obtain NCWA’s current classification as a nonprofit organization and contributed much to the organization in many other ways by her presence and her on-going leadership.

For those who haven’t heard, she went to be with the Lord on October 17th. From CarePages, here is what John, her dear husband, had to say about her homegoing: “Margaret went home to her First Love at 3:10. I was sitting with her and suddenly noticed she was no longer breathing. She went gently and sweetly just as I had prayed for her.”

If you want to honor her life with a gift, she had asked that people consider a gift to the Faith at Work Prize she established to encourage the integration of faith and work as college students are preparing for their life’s work in this world. Here is information from John from CarePages: “Remember Margaret would prefer considering her Faith at Work Prize as opposed to flowers. Please visit the website to learn more: I thank you in her behalf.”

Donations can be given through SPU to establish the endowed Faith at Work Prize there. There is information on the website ( The following information from Kristi Nelson, the person at SPU who is handling Margaret’s Faith at Work endowment there give detailed information.

The paradox of life in God in a fallen world is that we rejoice in knowing we have not lost a dear relationship even while we suffer with a sense of loss here and now. I rejoice in Margaret’s life and an eternity of sharing God’s fully realized love, but even as I write this tears come with my special memories of her as a dear friend and as part of the foundations of NCWA we worked on together with many others.

Best regards,
Linda Wagner,
Founding Board Chair, Northwest Christian Writers Association


Giving to the Faith at Work Prize through SPU

Information from Kristi Nelson, the person managing the Faith at Work Prize Fund at SPU

I met Margaret less than a year ago and was immediately impressed by her. At the point of our first meeting, Margaret already knew that she did not have much more time on this earth. And yet she chose
to spend her time, among other things, working on establishing a prize to honor students who seek to live for Christ in the business world. At Seattle Pacific University, this will be called the Margaret Edgell Faith at Work Prize Endowment and it will be awarded to a deserving student by the School of Business and Economics. Once the endowment is fully funded (reaching the $20,000 mark in five years,) its annual prize distributions will serve as a lasting tribute to Margaret’s work to honor students who put their faith to work in business. If you would like to help build Margaret’s endowment at SPU, please follow the steps below:

For giving by check:

1. Write Seattle Pacific University on the “payable to” line
2. Write Margaret Edgell Faith at Work Prize on the memo line
3. Mail to:
Attn: Kristi Nelson
University Advancement
Seattle Pacific University
3307 3rd Ave W, Ste #304
Seattle, WA 98119
To make a gift by credit card via the website:

1. Go to the website:
2. In the “My gift amount”column, select the amount you would like to
give on the left (select “other”and type in an amount if you would like
to give a different amount than those listed)
3. In the “My giving preference” column, select “Other” and type in
Margaret Edgell Faith at Work Prize
4. Fill in your information
5. Click “Continue” at the bottom of the page
6. Select your payment method and click “continue”
7. Enter your billing information and click “continue.” Finalize your gift by
clicking “confirm.”

If you have questions, you may contact Kristi Nelson directly at:
Kristi Nelson, M.B.A.
University Advancement
Seattle Pacific University
Work: 206.281.2313
Cell: 206.902.7936


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