Western Theological Seminary

Why give? Your financial support will equip the next generation of Christian leaders with the knowledge, skills, and spiritual depth to make a difference in the world.

The Seminary Fund

The Seminary Fund: Western’s backbone of support

Your gift to the Seminary Fund makes a direct impact on our students by helping us meet our operating needs without passing those costs along to students in the form of tuition. Through your generosity, students will be able to enter ministry prepared to be pastors, teachers and counselors without carrying an overwhelming burden of student loan debt.

Planned Giving

A planned gift is one that you promise to give, but defer until a later date. Planned giving allows you to give a significant donation to Western Theological Seminary without jeopardizing your current or future obligations. Often, there are significant tax advantages to planned giving and planned gifts can be arranged to produce an income to you for life. There are many ways to give a planned gift.

For questions or more information, contact our director of development, Mike LeFebre, at 616.392.8555, x153.

Establish a Scholarship

Donors are making a difference! At Western, more than 70% of Master of Divinity students receive financial aid through scholarships.With a minimum investment of $25,000, given at one time or over a period of years, you can set up an endowed scholarship to help these future church leaders. Learn more about endowed scholarships.

Please contact Western’s Advancement Office (616.392.8555) and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.

Other Types of Gifts


Giving to Western through securities that have appreciated significantly in value may provide you a substantial tax advantage.

Learn more about giving through stock/securities.

Real Estate

If you own a home or other property you no longer need and you would like to make a charitable gift to Western, giving real property may be an efficient way to meet both goals.

Learn more about giving real estate.

Corporate Matching Gifts

More than 1,000 companies help to increase the gifts of their employees (and sometimes retirees) by matching their gifts. For every dollar you give to Western Theological Seminary, your employer may match it.

Learn more about corporate matching gifts.

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