Philanthropy is essential to the sustainability of Christian Theological Seminary and the fulfillment of our enduring mission to form disciples of Jesus Christ for church and community leadership to serve God’s transforming of the world.
All gifts increase our capacity to offer an intellectually rigorous, spiritually formative and emotionally supportive education—one that properly prepares our students to become church and community leaders in service to God’s transforming of the world.
There are as many reasons to give to CTS as there are students and alumni.
We can all take great heart in these individuals and their good works. And we can be confident that CTS helps transform not only their lives but also the lives of those they touch.
When you make the decision to give to CTS, you are offering a tangible affirmation of our mission and vision, our reach and relevance, and our capacity and capabilities to steward your valuable financial resources. CTS remains steadfast in our dedication to always be deserving of these precious gifts.
Why We Give
A strong endowment is critical to our long-term strength and sustainability. Our ability to provide rigorous, high-quality theological and counseling education—while also supporting the leaders and programs our communities need most—relies on a healthy endowment.
Types of Giving
Philanthropy is a critical part of fulfilling our mission
Giving is fundamental to what happens at CTS—it fuels what we dream for our future as well as how we serve students and our greater community today. Our work relies on gifts made throughout the year, not just when classes are in session. CTS endeavors to inspire donors to give in any or all of the following ways:
Annual gifts provide immediately available funds for the sustainability and success of the seminary and everything that makes a CTS education distinctive and meaningful.
Planned (or deferred) gifts are often gifts of assets that are established now but provide their ultimate benefit for CTS in the future.
Special and Major Giving
Special and major gifts play an essential role in supporting current needs and creating new opportunities for CTS. Whether during a campaign or as part of an emerging funding priority, special gifts make larger investments in our work a reality.
Ways to Give
There are a variety of giving options that can help you support CTS. The seminary welcomes gifts of all kinds.
Current gifts are those in which the assets received can be used upon receipt. Deferred gifts are gifts that can be established now for future benefit to CTS. Both current and deferred gifts are important to the viability of CTS.
Gifts Making a Difference for CTS Today
Gifts Established Today for CTS Tomorrow
Please see current IRS guidelines and consult with your financial, accounting, or legal advisors before making any gift. CTS is a qualified 501(c)(3) charitable entity, and gifts are deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
How to Give
Recognizing your generosity
Philanthropy takes many forms at CTS, and gifts of all sizes are both valuable and valued.
We celebrate all our donors, individually and collectively, and we believe that by choosing to give, you are also expressing their faith and confidence in CTS.
We invite you to join us in advancing the rich legacy of Christian Theological Seminary.