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Establishing the permanence of faculty chairs and scholarship aid is the role of the endowment fund. Professionally managed, with income spent according to a Board of Trustees-approved rate, the endowment ensures that there will always be a General Seminary. As with the capital redevelopment fund, naming opportunities exist to recognize loved ones or other friends of GTS, and donors may wish to consider a multi-year payment period. Minimum contribution levels may apply for named funds for restricted use within the endowment.


For further information, please contact

Donna Ashley

Vice President, Institutional Advancement


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The Friends of the Library actively support and promote the library of the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church.

Membership helps preserve and expand the Library's collections and advocate for a strong library.

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The Friends will:

  • Maintain an association of persons interested in the Library, its collections, and facilities
  • Promote the preservation of the Library's collections
  • Stimulate greater awareness of the importance of the Library to the development of the Seminary, the Episcopal Church and Anglicanism, and to the world of scholarship
  • Sponsor exhibits, lectures, publications, and other special programs designed to encourage appreciation of the work of the Library
  • Develop support for the Library in the form of endowments, memorials and other gifts
  • Raise funds for the preservation and conservation of library books, etc.
  • Promote the enrichment of the Library and the General Theological Seminary

You are invited to join the Friends of the Library in their efforts by subscribing with annual dues in one of the following categories:

Membership Categories:

Premium membership includes all the benefits of general membership plus borrowing privileges.

$1,000 Pintard Circle
$500 Whittingham Society 

General membership includes reading privileges and access to the Close, invitations to programs, and reference help by phone or email.

$250 McVickar Society
$100 Sonne Circle 
$50 Supporters 
$15 Students (suggested donation)

Give online or send a check payable to The General Theological Seminary with the note "Friends of the Library" on the memo line to the address below.

All gifts are tax deductible.

For more information please contact
The Rev. Andrew (Drew) Kadel, Director
contact form or 212-243-5150 x211



Friends of GTS are those who did not attend the General Theological Seminary but who seek to support its life and mission. Since 1817, General has been called to educate and form leaders for Christ's church. Still today these leaders --women and men, ordained and lay -- go forth from our gates to serve the parish, the nation and the world, in word and in works, deepened and strengthened by their Seminary experiences.

Friends of GTS may wish to support the Seminary's annual fund or endorment or another aspect its work such as its grounds through the Chelsea Square Conservancy, the The Christoph Keller, Jr. Library or another of its many programs.  Click on the links to learn how the Seminary benefits from your gift in each of these areas.


There are also many ways to give: online, mail,  bequests,  life insurance  or securities. Have you considered a deferred gift to the Seminary?  In partnership with the Episcopal Church Foundation, The General Theological Seminary offers the full range of deferred gift opportunities.

Philanthropy has shaped and guided General Seminary for almost two hundred years. We may be sure it will determine its future as GTS looks ahead to a third century of service. Help us plant the seeds of increase!
Do you wish to make an online gift today? (Please note that you will be redirected to our secure online giving site.)

For further information, please contact
Donna Ashley, V.P. of Institutional Advancement
by phone 646-717-9706 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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The General Theological Seminary is a living, breathing community comprised of faculty, staff, alumni/ae, current students, and you, our friends. Friends of the General Theological Seminary give of their time and talent to us in a variety of ways. Some serve as members of our Board of Trustees and various committees or who partner with us, acting as a liason between their business, parish or community group. Such a diverse community contains many talents including those who may offer a course for professional development to our students and alumni/ae, or speak at a Paddock lecture.


There are many ways to get involved. If you have a particular interest in our library, you may consider joining the Friends of St. Mark's Library. Here you will contribute your thoughts and ideas on maintaining the wonderful library that is a gift not only to our students, but to the surrounding community. Perhaps you have a "green thumb". Every day visitors and seminarians alike are refreshed by the beauty of our gardens. The Chelsea Square Committee members help to plan and maintain these wonderful gardens, and could use you!

If you are interested in any of  these possibilies or have additional ideas, please contact Bruce Parker, Senior Vice President of External Relations via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 212-243-5150 ext. 285.

Join our GTS family online! Subscribe to our email list.

Please find below a listing of our Institutional Advancement and Alumni/ae Relations Team. Our office is always available to hear your suggestions or concerns and answer any questions you might have. We look forward to hearing from you.


Donna Ashley, Vice President of Institutional Advancement 

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Jonathan Silver, Director of Development, Alumni/ae Liaison

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By Mail:

The General Theological Seminary

Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni/ae Relations

440 W. 21st Street

New York, NY 10011

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