You Can Make a Difference

The transformative power of generosity is evident everywhere at United.

The voices of our students are transformative, in churches, faith communities, and in the social landscape. Your generosity supports:

  • Their transformation through scholarships and financial gifts to the United Fund (formerly known as the Annual Fund), our unrestricted annual fund.
  • The voices of our gifted faculty. 
  • The spaces in which transformation takes place–both in St. Paul on campus and through distance learning.

There are many ways to give—online or by other means, one time or as a sustaining donor, and immediately or in the future. Choose United for monthly or annual charitable giving, establish a Legacy Gift, or do both. Learn more below.

United owes much to the continued generosity of alums, congregations, and friends both near and far. We are honored by the trust our generous donors place in us every day. Because of YOU, we live out our mission.

For detailed information, please contact Rev. Dr. Cindi Beth Johnson, Vice President for Advancement, via email or at 651-255-6137. Online gifts can be made at any time. Give online and complete the form. Thank you for your continued interest and generous gifts to United.

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United is where I found both my community and my vocation. I was stunned to fall in love with the academic study of theology, but I am so grateful to have been rigorously prepared as an academic to teach future faith leaders how to examine their praxis and go into the world prepared to lead and think with the courage, humor, creativity, wisdom, and love we all aspire to.

Meg Mercury (’23)

Give Online

*Every new or increased recurring gift will be matched by $500 up to $20,000!

Online or credit card giving is secure, and we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. This is an easy way to make a gift to the United Fund (formerly known as the Annual Fund), Scholarships, or a Special Appeal

Other Ways to Give

Whether you choose United as part of your annual charitable giving or you prefer to arrange for a legacy gift, our goal is to make the entire process as quick and easy as possible. Choose an option below to learn about the different ways in which you can financially support our seminary and its students.

United accepts these gifts:

  • online giving (credit or debit card gifts)
  • gifts by check
  • cash donations
  • appreciated and publicly-traded securities, and 
  • other types of personal property and real estate. 

To support the continued operations of the institution, please consider a contribution to the United Fund (formerly known as the Annual Fund), the unrestricted annual fund.

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Gifts by

Make your check payable to “United Theological Seminary” and mail it to or drop it off at the address below. If you would like your gift to benefit a particular fund, scholarship, or seminary need, indicate this in the memo line or include a note with your check. Mail your check to:

Advancement Office, Attn: Cindi Beth Johnson
United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities
767 Eustis St., Suite 140
St. Paul, MN 55114

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Stocks, Bonds
& Other Securities

Gifts of stock also benefit the giver. If the stock has appreciated in value, the holder can avoid paying capital gains tax by giving it as a gift.

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A Legacy

You can leave a lasting legacy in theological education through a planned, legacy gift to United. To learn more about planned giving, contact Cindy Schriever, Donor Engagement Officer.

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To nominate United as a charitable recipient of a donor-advised fund, contact the fund administrator. Have question? Contact United’s Advancement Team.

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Personal Property
or Real Estate

Make a tangible gift of real estate, including a gift of real estate where you retain the right to live on the property during your lifetime. Contact Cindy Schriever, Donor Engagement Officer, to learn more and get the process started.

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Does your workplace provide matching donations to an organization of your choosing? This is a great way to maximize your impact. To arrange a matching gift, contact Rev. Dr. Cindi Beth Johnson, Vice President for Advancement.

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The Difference Your Donation Makes

Your financial gifts are absolutely essential for ensuring United’s vitality well into the future. Because we are a not-for-profit organization, all of our earnings and gifts are reinvested into providing our students with a profoundly transformative spiritual education. Your tax-deductible gift makes a real, tangible difference by allowing this open and innovative learning community to not only exist—but thrive!

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Donor Recognition & Societies

All our donors deserve recognition for their generosity and the lasting impact their gifts have had on our seminary and its students. Our valued donor partners—who have given in significant and consistent ways, over a lifetime or in the form of a legacy—are acknowledged through recognition programs. To request more information, please contact Rev. Dr. Cindi Beth Johnson via email or at 651-255-6137.

View Our Recognition Programs

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Explore Our Publications

Page through our annual Gratitude Report to learn the impact of your financial gifts and the programs and students who benefitted from them. Or, learn more about the work of our students, faculty, and alums in our VOICES newsletter.

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Ready to Offer Your Support?

Every Donation Makes a Difference

We thank you for your continued interest and generous gifts to United.