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Why Give

For over 160 years, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary has served as a graduate theological school that prepares skilled, bold and articulate leaders who share the transforming love of Jesus Christ. Related to The United Methodist Church, with an ecumenical and international reach, we prepare leaders who are equipped to live and proclaim the Gospel and to teach in diverse congregations and educational settings.

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Ways to Give

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Ways to Give

There are a wide variety of ways you can support Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. The Seminary welcomes outright and planned gifts of all kinds. Gifts are especially needed for the Annual Fund and unrestricted endowment. Each way of giving is essential to ensure that our students have the necessary tools and training to be transformational leaders in churches and communities around the world.

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Annual Fund

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Annual Fund

Your annual gift each fiscal year shows your pride in Garrett-Evangelical, and it gives the next generation of religious leaders the same opportunity. Such gifts can be made by check, by credit card, or by electronic transfer from your bank to ours.

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Forging Our Future

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Forging Our Future

Garrett-Evangelical has been at the forefront of Christian theological thought, evangelical outreach, and social action for more than 160 years. Still, our work is only beginning. Through the faith witness of this school, God continues to call us to forge a future where all will know the love of Christ. In order to remain strong, and attract and educate the very best leaders for tomorrow's church, Garrett-Evangelical must increase its endowment.

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#1
in Alum Participation (Council of Education Report 2014-2015)
$500
gift to the Annual Fund is equivalent to a $10,000 gift to the endowment
$100
was the median gift to the Annual Fund in 2015-2016
76%
of gifts to the Annual Fund are less than $250
30%
of alums supported the seminary in 2015-2016
15%
is the national average for alum support
$84
a month qualifies you as a Leadership Donor
June 30th
marks the end of our fiscal year
"There is great satisfaction in helping the seminary move ahead in this creative way, we hope others will consider joining us in this endeavor."
"We believe the education of this diverse student body and those students who follow them will fulfill the seminary’s purpose of forming bold new Christian leaders, and we want to help with this vision through our financial commitment."

Monthly Giving

Monthly gifts provide a steady stream of income and allow the donor to make smaller gifts that add up to a larger gift over the course of a year. Such gifts can be made by check, by credit card, or by electronic transfer from your bank to ours.

Planned Giving

Garrett-Evangelical’s planned giving program encourages giving through bequests, gift annuities, trusts, pension plans, IRAs, and insurance policies.