Support current and future generations of faith leaders


For nearly 170 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.


This can only happen because of the many gifts we receive from alumni, friends, churches, foundations, and corporations each year. We welcome outright and planned gifts of all kinds, restricted and unrestricted, and offer many naming opportunities. Gifts are especially needed for the unrestricted annual fund and unrestricted endowment, student scholarships, faculty support, and facility renovation.



Ways to Give

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Annual Giving

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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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.

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Planned Giving

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

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Estate Planning

A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an advisor, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift be made to family, friends, and Garrett-Evangelical as part of your estate plan.

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If you own bitcoin or other cryptocurrency, you can now use it to help the Seminary’s mission. It’s fast and secure to donate crypto, and many people are surprised to learn how much it can save them in taxes.


Gifts other than cash – such as art and books are always welcomed. For more information contact Dr. Lucy Chung, director of the Styberg Library at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

The Joy of Giving


“We never took our education or scholarships for granted. Someone donated to the school because they believed that was one way to serve God and help others. We want to do the same thing.”


Rev. Ran Yoo (G-ETS 2016) and Rev. Kook Ho Kim (G-ETS 2015)

“I think it is critical to create scholarships because it allows you to make your mark on someone’s life permanently. If you’ve been effective, successful, and faithful, you ought to give back. It’s a way to leave a legacy beyond your work.”


Rev. Dr. Charley Hames, Jr. (G-ETS 2000)

“This is how you can make a difference. This is how you can make sure that the next generation is prepared in a way that they can be effective leaders and that they can help heal the church.”


Rev. Steven Poole (G-ETS 1986)

“Seminary was everything I wanted it to be. I was the first in my family to go to college, and then to go to graduate school, people couldn’t believe it … I know that other Black women have dreams, just like I had, and I want to help make them come true.”


Rev. Harlene Harden (G-ETS 1994)

Ready to show your support?

Online giving is one of the easiest and fastest ways to make a gift to Garrett-Evangelical. Will you join us in our mission to prepare courageous, innovative spiritual leaders?

I am ready to give!