Gifts to endowment keep giving over the long term. These provide a financial basis for the school's future. Endowment funds grow through prudent investment to meet the Seminary's needs of today and tomorrow. The annual payout generated by an endowment is used each year to support the fulfillment of the mission of the school—to build the kingdom of Christ through higher learning which equips people to love, know, and serve God.
You can give to the general Endowment fund of the Seminary, or create an endowment for a faculty chair or staff position, for a scholarship, or for a regular lectureship. Unrestricted endowments allow the Seminary to respond to new opportunities. Endowments for a specified purpose provide permanent support for the original need you decided to meet. Once you have established an endowment, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that the funds invested will continue to give again and again and benefit the students, the faculty, the church, and the world for many generations to come.
Urbana Theological Seminary offers naming opportunities to honor specific persons that you would like to see remembered into the future. The funds given will be utilized to establish endowments. These will assure growth and quality through providing needed financial support. Some examples of the possible naming opportunities include the following:
- A named faculty chair
- A named administrative staff position
- A scholarship fund
- An institute to foster research into a specialized area within the theological disciplines, such as the history of the church in the Midwest; a Christian view of the environment; communication of the Gospel to a post-modern world
- A fund for ongoing acquisitions for the library
For more information about how you can create an endowment, contact Dr. Ken Cuffey at firstname.lastname@example.org.