How to Give

Working together to equip God-called men and women for the work of the ministry

Southwestern Seminary exists to provide theological education for individuals engaging in Christian ministry. Your generosity and stewardship is a blessing to our students and faculty. Your financial support towards a specific scholarship, student, or the Southwestern Fund makes possible the Kingdom work taking place here.

Types of Gifts

Corporate Matching Gifts

You may be able to multiply the value of your gift by participating in a corporate matching program. For more information on setting up a matching gift contribution, please contact our office at 817-921-8830.

Stock Gifts

gift of stock may be given to Southwestern Seminary through the Office of Institutional Advancement. Gifts of stock to the seminary are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law and may allow you to avoid capital gains taxes on the appreciated value of your investment. Stock gifts made to the seminary may eliminate taxes on capital gains and offer a beneficial tax incentive in your financial planning. If you have questions about giving stock or want to make a gift of stock, please contact one of our development officers at 817-921-8830.

Real Estate

gift of real estate property can be conveyed to Southwestern as a current gift or a planned gift. Real estate gifts may be given as a retained life estate or a bequest. By converting a home, farm, ranch, commercial property or other real estate property to Southwestern, you can avoid capital gains taxes and received a charitable income tax deduction.

Planned Gifts

Deferred gifts help ensure our future while providing you with a means to define your Christian legacy while possibly minimizing or eliminating estate taxes. Various planned giving tools are available to assist you in your estate planning, including the opportunity to receive income for life and provide a steady income stream for the seminary. Please visit our planned giving website below to assist you with defining your legacy while possibly minimizing or eliminating estate taxes.

Giving to a Specific SWBTS Student

Thank you for willingness to support a Southwestern Seminary or Scarborough College student. We are grateful for your commitment to support the education of our students. Please note that any payment which has the result directly or indirectly of funding a specific person’s account will not be tax deductible. (Note: IRS publication 526, Revenue Rule 83-104 and Revenue Rule 62-113).

Ways to Give

Amazon Smile

Visit smile.amazon.com and select Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary as your charitable organization. Thereafter, every purchase you make through Amazon Smile will generate a small percentage of the purchase price to Southwestern.

PayPal

Ministry partners who prefer to use their PayPal account to make donations can do so here. Include your mailing address during checkout for proper acknowledgement of your donation.

Being a recipient […] has been such a blessing in my life! This scholarship has uniquely enabled me to grow in both my roles as wife and student.

Katie Fruge
MDiv, Dec. 2002, PhD, May 2014