Endowed and Capital Giving

Our long-term strength and ability to provide a rigorous, high-quality, theological and counseling education relies considerably on the seminary’s endowment.

Endowed gifts often establish scholarships and professorships or provide ongoing support for a specific academic program. CTS’ endowment is a composite fund made up of contributions from many donors, past and present, who have chosen to invest in our mission.

Throughout our history, alumni and friends have established more than 300 endowed funds to ensure the continued education of future leaders in ministry, counseling, education and non-profit leadership.

Gifts of any amount may be made to an existing endowment. Gifts of at least $100,000 to establish a new permanent, named endowment can be made over a period of three to five years with revenue designated for:

  • Unrestricted support for the seminary
  • Student life, such as scholarships, internships and study abroad
  • Faculty support, such as professorships and fellowships
  • Program support, such as visiting speakers, equipment and technology funds
Capital gifts maintain and improve CTS physical environment, including lighting and walkways, buildings, classrooms, and equipment.

Our environs are a key component of the CTS experience, not merely the background. They are the means through which we provide the best possible version of the CTS academic and social experience.

Supporting the campus and facilities includes gifts for:
  • Academic buildings and campus facilities
  • Equipment and technology
Gifts designated for campus and facilities help:
  • Improve assistive technology in classrooms and libraries
  • Explore and implement sustainability initiatives to make the seminary more energy-efficient and conservationist

How to Make a Planned Gift

Contact Kristin Champa at advancement@cts.edu or 317-931-2310 to explore planning options and to ensure your intentions are clear.