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Mailing Address
2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: (847) 866-3971
Toll-Free: (800) SEMINARY
Fax: (847) 866-3989

Giving to Garrett-Evangelical

Garrett-Evangelical is blessed with over 4,500 alumni/ae spread across the globe, as well as friends, churches, foundations, and corporations who embrace our mission, pray for us, and support us financially.

Garrett-Evangelical would like to invite you to consider a generous and pace-setting gift to help our seminary move into the future financially secure. Your gifts will help ensure our churches and communities will have truly exceptional Christian leaders. Now, more than ever, bold, well-educated leaders are needed to be a shining light in the world. We hope that you will join us in making that vision a reality.

If you have questions or would like further information on ways to give contact David Heetland, vice president for development, by email or 847.866.3970.

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.

This can only happen because of the many gifts we receive from alumni, friends, churches, foundations, and corporations each year. The seminary welcomes outright and planned gifts of all kinds, restricted and unrestricted, and offers many naming opportunities. Gifts are especially needed for unrestricted annual fund and unrestricted endowment, student scholarships, faculty support, and facility renovation. To learn more about our endowment campaign click on the Forging Our Future link in the navigational window.

If you want to read a powerful witness to the importance of your gifts, be sure to read any or all of our Student Stories. We hope that you will find these stories inspiring and enjoyable. Be sure to check back each month as a new student story will be added!

Student Stories 2014-2015

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Ran Yoo   Josh Larson   Ashish Singh
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 Cora Glass   Kyle Reynolds Brian Smith

These are just a few of the 506 reasons to support Garrett-Evangelical this year. Our mission is to prepare bold Christian leaders for the church and the world. Your help is needed. Make your gift to the 2014-2015 Annual Fund now and our resources will stretch even further. To give online click hereThanks!

Student Stories: Past Years

How to Give?

Online Giving

Use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express for fast, secure and easy giving.

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Make your check payable to Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and mail to:

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201


Monthly Giving

Many of our donors find monthly giving to be a viable option as they are able to give more over time.

Download our Monthly Giving Form to get started today.


Planned Giving

Leave a legacy by remembering theological education in your will.

Estate Giving
A future gift of home or farm provides a current benefit.

Life Insurance
A gift to ensure the seminary's future.


Planned Giving

with Income

Gift Annuity
Receive income from an annuity gift to Garrett-Evangelical.
(Annuity Inquiry Form

Earn income and tax benefits for you and your family while you give.



Gifts other than cash – such as art and books are always welcomed. 

For more information contact Dr. Lucy Chung, Director of The United Library, by email or 847.866.3877.

Donor Stories

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Jay & Billie Wilbur and the
Rueben P. Job Chair in Spiritual Formation

Victoria Rebeck

“People in the pews need what seminaries offer,” she wrote, “not just through the education of our pastors, but through access to those wonderful teaching resources ourselves!” She went on to say, “It is my understanding that Garrett-Evangelical has a commitment to spiritual formation and spiritual direction through the work of the Rueben Job Chair.” Therefore she and her husband, Jay, were considering an initial grant to the chair from the family foundation they were in the process of establishing, and were seeking further information.
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“With its commitment to deacon studies, Garrett- Evangelical is poised to support this current and future movement of the church. It is also well set to help elders minister in partnership with deacons. My decision to make Garrett-Evangelical the beneficiary of my life-insurance policy will help to support one of the church’s critical ministries.”
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David and Ann Harsh Ron and Sarah King

"While our children and grandchildren are also remembered in our estate planning, it is important to demonstrate a larger sense of stewardship that includes gifts beyond ourselves and our immediate family. They have seen how we have lived our lives and they know that death will not change our commitment to stewardship."
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“We make gifts to Garrett-Evangelical because we are able to and because Sara’s parents showed us by example. Gifting benefits us more than we realize. We will continue to do so as long as we are able. We are grateful that we have the resources to do so.”
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Wesley Wieting Birmingham First UMC

“Wes spent the majority of his career building schools and office buildings throughout the United States. In his death, he will be building future leaders for our churches and communities through several Wieting Leadership Scholarships.”
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“Birmingham First is also committed to theological education through preparing people for ministry. Both Birmingham First and the United Methodist Women from that congregation are members of the seminary’s Leadership Circle of Congregations this year. The Leadership Circle is made up of churches and church organizations that contribute $1,000 or more to the seminary in the current fiscal year.”
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UMC Logo Garrett-Evangelical, a seminary related to
The United Methodist Church, welcomes
students from a wide range of faith traditions.