Help preserve our religious philosophy. If you believe there is a need for transformative faith and social justice, please donate today. CTS is committed to helping create leaders for the next generation of ministry …whatever that may be.

How to Give

There are many easy ways to contribute to CTS.  Choose the one that works best for you. Your gifts make a difference to each and every student here at CTS.

Online Gift

Make a secure, online gift.  Gifts are processed through PayPal, but it is not necessary to have a PayPal account.


Give during our fall and spring calling campaigns.

By Mail

Send a check or money order to:

Chicago Theological Seminary
Advancement Office
1407 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Ways to Give

Stock Gift

CTS does accept gifts of securities.  For more information on how to give a stock gift contact the Development staff at CTS by calling 773.896.2430.

Planned Giving

Legacy and planned giving can make your relationship with CTS last for generations.

Matching Gift Programs

Matching programs through your employer can make your donation dollar go farther. If you have questions regarding your employer's matching program contact your employer today for more information.

Memorial and Honorary Gifts

Make a gift in memory or in honor a favorite faculty member, dear friend or loved one and support CTS's mission and community at the same time.

Giving Through IRAs

Chicago Theological Seminary is pleased to inform its friends that the opportunity to make a charitable gift through one’s IRA (Traditional or Roth) is, once again, in effect. As you may well know, the Pension Protection Act of 2006 allowed qualified charitable contributions from IRA accounts. Under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2012 (extension of the individual tax provisions), the opportunity has been extended to qualified distributions made until December 31, 2013.

Key points to keep in mind:
• The gift from the IRA must be made on or before 12/31/2013.
• Donors age 70 ½ and older are eligible.
• As much as $100,000 can be donated each year.
• The gift must be 100% charitable.
• Your IRA administrator must send the check directly to 
Chicago Theological Seminary (address below).
• The gift can satisfy minimum required distributions,
reducing reportable income.
• Chicago Theological Seminary’s federal ID#36-2167014

On behalf of Chicago Theological Seminary, thank you for your consideration of this unique opportunity to make a transformative gift. If you have questions or need additional information about this charitable giving opportunity please contact:

Chicago Theological Seminary
Attn: Office of Advancement
1407 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

This information is intended to provide general guidance about this law and is not a substitute for professional council.  Consult your tax or legal advisor for professional guidance.


Contact the Advancement staff at CTS by calling 773.896.2430