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Reasons to Donate


We know there are a lot of good causes and needy charities out there. So why contribute to CTS? Because you’ll be giving to much, much more than our institution. You’ll be giving to support churches. You’ll be and preserving progressive theology. And you’ll be helping to create the next generation of religious leaders to spread social justice and mercy throughout the world. The CTS Annual Fund is the opportunity for alumni, congregations, and friends to ensure the strength and ongoing vitality of CTS. 

Your gift helps Keep the Flame Alive at CTS!

Chicago Theological Seminary is committed to cultivating leaders for the next generation of ministry. So when you make a gift to CTS, you are supporting much, much more than our fine institution. You are contributing to the futures of social justice, transformative faith and progressive religious traditions here in the United States and around the world.

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Greatest Need
Greatest Need includes support directed to students, faculty, research, and outreach — enabling CTS to meets its most pressing needs such as the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating a student as well as providing student work opportunities to help reduce long term educational debt.

Student Scholarship
Student Scholarship provides financial aid to need based as well as merit based student scholarship recipients.

Academic Excellence
Academic Excellence provides world class cutting edge faculty, library resources as well as technologies utilized online and/or on campus, field education, community life and student services.

Gifts to Chicago Theological Seminary are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Names of our donors and supporters are included in the annual Donor Roll. 

Donor Privacy Policy

Chicago Theological Seminary will not sell, trade or share a donor's personal information with anyone else or send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

At any point donors may contact CTS's Development Department to remove their names and contact information from mailings.

For more information contact:

Chicago Theological Seminary
Attn: Martha Stocker, Director of Annual Giving
1407 E 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
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Phone: 1-773-896-2433