Office of Institutional Advancement

The Office of Institutional Advancement at Seminary of the Southwest is dedicated to building community, supporting our seminarians and raising the funds necessary to ensure success at Seminary of the Southwest. Working closely with our colleagues, Board, volunteers and friends, we seek to share Southwest’s compelling mission of bringing the Church to the world through theological education.

Support Southwest today by making a gift now!

There are several ways to support our community and get involved at Seminary of the Southwest. To learn more about our programs, please click on a link below:

Southwest Annual Fund

The Southwest Annual Fund is the most versatile giving program on campus, supporting students, faculty and facilities. Annual gifts are used to meet daily needs across campus, from maintenance and repairs, to field education, to scholarship, and academic programming. Your annual gifts enrich the experience of each seminarian and affect every aspect of the Southwest community. Click here to learn more.

Major Gifts

These gifts support specific seminary initiatives. From the Southwest Annual Fund to scholarship endowment and capital projects, your gift can make a meaningful, lasting impact upon our community for generations to come. Click here to learn more.

Campaign for Leadership

Seminary of the Southwest has embarked upon a campaign to build and further strengthen the foundation of our institution. We are committed to raising $15.9 million for endowed faculty chairs, student scholarships, and the annual fund. Following the successes of our recent campaigns to expand campus facilities and renovate Rather House, our new major gifts campaign focuses on the growth of seminary endowments. Click here to learn more.

Scholarships

Southwest is committed to continued growth of our student body. We propose to raise $1 million for endowed student scholarships. Such support is essential for an institution committed to increasing the number of seminarians sent into the world to lead congregations and to serve as chaplains and laity in hospitals, hospice centers, homeless shelters, prisons, and the military at home and abroad. Our ecumenical programs—in Spiritual Formation, Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care, and Counseling—are growing. Our current endowment for scholarships is more than $5 million, awarded as grants. Click here to learn more.

The John Hines Legacy Society

The John Hines Legacy Society consists of friends, alumni and supporters of Southwest who believe in our mission and have committed to a planned gift in support of Southwest. Bequests and other planned gifts increase the seminary’s endowment, thereby ensuring the continuance of the Southwest mission—to prepare mature Christian leaders for ministry in all walks of life. The value of this particular gift grows with each generation of seminarians who are well prepared to do God’s good work. Such a gift is truly a legacy. Click here to learn more.

For Information please contact:

Campaign for Leadership:  Tara Elgin Holley  (512) 439-0355
Annual Fund:  Andrew West  (512) 439-0333
For General Assistance:  Daniel Hope  (512) 439-0397
Gift Processing Questions:  Sue Colbath  (512) 439-0391


click here to meet the Advancement Team