The transforming power of generosity is evident everywhere at United. It’s in the energy of the students who are able to attend classes because of scholarships. You see it in the beautiful award-winning architecture of Bigelow Chapel, which stands as a testament to the faith and vision of our donors. From the Prairie Landscape Restoration to replacement roofs, from smart classrooms to online courses, the physical and spiritual essence of United owes much to the generosity of alumni, congregations and friends.
Support the Next Generation of Spiritual Leaders
Your gift today is critical to ensuring United’s vitality well into the future. That’s why we ask you to pull a chair up to the table and and become a partner in our efforts. Donations make a real, tangible difference and enable this open, innovative learning community. Your generosity is appreciated by every person who studies and searches at United.
Because United is a not-for-profit organization, all of our earnings and gifts are reinvested into providing our students with radically transformative spiritual education. Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Designating Your Gift
You may give a gift for general operations, which allows United a great deal of flexibility in investing your dollars. Or you may choose to direct your gift for a specific purpose.
Unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund are the seminary’s bread and butter. They support day-to-day operations, including faculty and staff salaries and technology upgrades.
Annual scholarship gifts provide current scholarship support to students and keep them from accumulating high amounts of debt. With approximately 70% of United students receiving need-based scholarship support, these non-endowed scholarships help us attract and retain a diverse group of highly qualified students.
Gifts may be made in honor or in memory of loved ones. United will send a letter of acknowledgment, when desired, to the honoree. One way to honor someone or commemorate a special occasion is to join Milestones and Memories and purchase an engraved paver stone for the Bigelow Chapel courtyard.
Depending on the type of fund, a named endowed fund may be established for as little as $25,000 payable over a multiyear period. You may also make contributions to United’s general endowment fund, vital academic programs or the Bigelow Chapel or Spencer Library.
Contact us to learn more about specific needs that align with your values.
Employer Matching Gifts
Matching gifts from corporations multiply your donation. Please provide us with a matching gift form, and United will submit the request to your employer.