Annual Fund or “Northern Fund” undergirds the daily operations of the seminary. Church giving is an important part of our Annual Fund support and we depend on alumni and friends to share their resources as well.

Scholarship Support is vital to helping our students achieve their dreams of a theological education at Northern. If you are interested in establishing a scholarship to honor someone important in your life, endowed scholarships start at $10,000. The Founders Day Scholarship Dinner in the fall is a time to celebrate with our supporters and raise funds for student scholarships.

Legacy Giving or “Planned Giving” via trusts, wills and bequests, is an option for those seeking to perpetuate the seminary in their estate planning. The Amy Lee Stockton Society recognizes those who include Northern in their wills. Dr. Amy Lee Stockton was the first student to enroll at Northern Seminary in 1913 and the first alum to remember Northern in her estate plans.

Memorial Gifts are a great way to honor loved ones, pastors, a favorite professor or other important individuals in your life. One way to give a memorial gift at Northern is to purchase a paver and inscribe it with your message and have it placed on the walkway surrounding the Lindner Conference Center, our signature building on campus.

Endowment giving helps Northern strengthen its financial foundation for the future.

Appeals encourage Northern supporters to keep the seminary in their prayers and to consider a gift to support the ongoing ministry of preparing leaders for the churches. Letters are mailed for the Founders Day Scholarship, Christmas, Alumni, and Year End appeals each year.


Ways to Give

  1. Cash, securities and credit card (MC, Visa and Discover)
  2. Tangible personal property or bargain sales
  3. Real estate and remainder interests in property
  4. Oil, gas and mineral interests
  5. Life insurance and life insurance beneficiary designations
  6. Charitable Gift Annuities provide fixed income with tax benefits that can bless Northern and loved ones alike
  7. Retirement Plan beneficiary designations
  8. Bequests 



How to Give