Meet the Call
Giving to Columbia
Every day, we at Columbia Theological Seminary are called to educate and nurture faithful, imaginative, and effective leaders for the sake of the Church and the world. And today, amidst unprecedented challenges, that calling is more compelling than ever. We have a new way to help us meet the most pressing needs of today.
Introducing, Meet the Call, the Annual Fund for Columbia Theological Seminary.
The unrestricted Annual Fund empowers us to meet urgent needs that arise during the academic year, enabling our students to serve the Church and the world in the 21st century. Contributions literally meet the call – for scholarships, student housing, and academic material, for new resources and innovations that give us an edge, or, as in last year, for the ability to pivot to an all-virtual format in a matter of days. In short: no matter what needs emerge over the 2021-2022 school year, your participation will make a vital difference.
Whether electronically, by mail, or over a phone conversation, we invite you to join us and Meet the Call. Contribute to The Annual Fund for Columbia Theological Seminary. And help our students, our community, and the Church to continue to be adaptive and resilient in God’s changing world.
You can also help us ensure that we meet the needs of our students for generations to come.
Introducing the Repairing the Breach Scholarship Fund
In June of 2020, The Board of Trustees and President’s Council of Columbia Theological Seminary announced Repairing the Breach: Deepening Columbia’s Commitment to Black People and Their Flourishing, an initiative to “critically examine its structures and create new models for education that take seriously the flourishing of Black people in our community and beyond.”
As one tangible expression of this commitment Columbia Seminary began to fully fund the cost of tuition and student fees for all Black students who apply and are admitted to our Masters degree programs.
Scholarships under Repairing the Breach have been temporarily funded out of existing undesignated funds. This was done immediately and short-term, but in anticipation of long-term funding being established.
In the summer of 2021, Columbia Seminary alumnus William Pender (M.Div, 1980) made known his sense of call to initiate and spearhead fundraising for an endowment fund to support the Repairing the Breach initiative by endowing a William Thomas Catto scholarship. The Alumni Council of Columbia Theological Seminary decided in December 2021 to join Dr. Pender in this initiative. The Alumni Council is calling on fellow alums to join in and raise funds to permanently endow this scholarship for Black Columbia Theological Seminary students.
Please use the form below to give to either or both funds today.