Kinds of Gifts
These gifts are the cornerstone of giving - they support the
day to day work of the seminary, from salaries for our faculty and
staff to growing scholarship support to keeping up-to-date with
Strong scholarship support is essential to recruit new
students and retain and support our current students. More than
70 percent of degree students receive demonstrated need-based and
merit-based assistance ranging from $1,000 to full tuition.
We invite you to make your
gift in honor or in memory of a family member or special friend or
to commemorate a special occasion.
Employer Matching Gifts
Matching gifts from corporations
greatly multiply the benefit of your gift. We welcome these gifts
and ask that you enclose the matching gift form with your contribution.
Gifts can be made to general endowment, existing endowment funds
for scholarships, the Religion and Arts Program, Bigelow Chapel,
Spencer Library or other vital areas. Please contact the development
office at 651.255.6112 to discuss your interest in making this kind of gift.
Bequests and Other Planned Gifts
Many friends of the seminary have made bequests through their wills
to provide for United’s future. A bequest is the easiest kind
of planned gift to make. You can make a bequest in your
will, in a revocable trust or by designating United as a beneficiary
of your insurance policy or retirement account. Your gift may be unrestricted, or you may designate it for
a particular purpose such as the scholarship fund, Spencer Library, Bigelow
Chapel or other areas of interest.
To include United in your will, we suggest you consult with an
attorney or use the following language for your bequest:
Language for a Bequest
“I give to United Theological Seminary of the
Twin Cities, New Brighton, Minnesota, a 501©(3),
Minnesota nonprofit corporation, the following (amount
of cash, securities, or other specific asset, or percentage
of my will, or the residue of my estate) to be used for
general unrestricted purposes (or for a designated purpose.)”
There are other kinds of planned gifts to consider which may fit
your particular needs, including a charitable gift annuity, deferred gift
annuity, charitable remainder trust, charitable lead trust, retirement
account, life insurance or real estate. The development
office would be happy to discuss any of these options with you.
If you have already included United in your
will or have made another kind of planned gift, please let us know
so we can thank you and recognize you as a member of the Barnabas
We invite you to support the seminary through one
or more of United’s Giving Opportunities with our deep appreciation. Please call the development office at 651.255.6112 with