Ways to Give

You don’t necessarily have to be a church or an alum to contribute to the CTS Annual Fund. In fact, you don’t even have to be Christian or a person of faith.

Many of our supporters are just individuals who simply want the world to be a better, kinder and more humane place. And right now … we could sure use more of that.

Chicago Theological Seminary has been a catalyst in social change for over 160 years. From interreligious understanding, to race and gender issues to environmental and economic justice, we have been a leader in charting the direction of society’s ethos. We graduate advocates, activists and social workers – as well as ministers. And who doesn’t benefit from that?

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. 


It’s quick, easy and secure! Simply click here to give via credit card in one transaction, or choose to give monthly.


Please send a check or money order to:

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

A gift to CTS may also be made via stock transfer.  For complete transfer instructions, please click here. For questions, please contact Katharine Spencer by email at advancement@ctschicago.edu or by phone at 773.896.2433.

There are few more enduring ways to express your values than to make a future gift to benefit Chicago Theological Seminary. The easiest way to do this is through a planned gift, which is one that is planned for during your lifetime but not fully realized until after your death. Planned gifts are a wonderful way to create a meaningful legacy for you and your family and secure the future of Chicago Theological Seminary’s mission. Planned gifts do not require great wealth. It is a win for you, and a win for Chicago Theological Seminary. There are several ways to structure your planned gift depending on your objectives. Check out our Planned Giving website for more.

Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees and spouses to contribute to charitable organizations. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift! While CTS is a seminary, we are designated by the IRS as an institution of higher learning. Contact your Human Resources department to find out if your company participates in a matching gift program.

CTS invites you to designate your gift in honor or celebration of another. These designations can be made online or in the memo line of your check. CTS will notify all honorees or family members a gift has been received in their name.



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 Advancement staff to remove their names and contact information from mailings. To opt out of email communications, please unsubscribe via the email received.

Office of Advancement
773.896.2430 advancement@ctschicago.edu

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