Giving Opportunities

  • Leadership Fund (annual gifts)
    Unrestricted gifts which are utilized to provide scholarships and general seminary support
  • 150th Endowed Scholarship Anniversary Fund
    Gifts from individuals and congregations that are invested to produce income each year for scholarships
  • The Philip D.W. Krey 150th Anniversary Fund
    An unrestricted fund giving you the opportunity to recognize the ministry of Dr. Krey as he concludes his role as president of the seminary
  • Faculty Chairs
    Gifts which provide for the support of a faculty position
  • Capital projects
    Building renovation, new projects
  • Urban Theological Institute
    Certificate and degree programs
  • Project Sponsor (scholarships)
    Matching new students personally with financial sponsors
  • Augustana Institute
    Establishing a space for the collection of materials with historic connections to the former Augustana Synod
  • Muhlenberg Endowed Scholarship Fund
    A special scholarship fund established during the celebration of the 300th anniversary of pioneer Lutheran missionary Henry Melchior Muhlenberg

Ways to give

  • Gifts of Stock and Other Assest
    Stock Gifts
    Stock may be transferred directly to the seminary through a brokerage account.
    IRA Charitable Rollovers
    Gifts can be made from an IRA with certain qualifications.
  • Giving Through Your Estate
    We would be glad to provide suggested language for including the seminary in your will.
  • Gifts that Provide Income for You and the Seminary
    Some gift plans such as Trusts and Charitable Gift Annuities will provide current income to you and a future gift to the seminary.
  • Honor/Memorial Gifts
    Gifts may be given to honor or remember significant events and people and to celebrate joyous occasions. Upon request, a card will be sent to notify the person honored by the gift.

Questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact the Philanthropy staff:
Call us at 215.248.6316 or email us at

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