The Davida Foy Crabtree Scholarship Campaign

The Rev. Dr. Davida Foy Crabtree was not aware that her mother had created a scholarship in her honor until her mother’s death. “If my mother had had any idea a woman could be ordained, she would have gone to seminary herself. She was always working to build up the church,
and to improve public education and her community,” Crabtree said. 
Though Davida’s mother designated the testamentary gift with a preference for women studying to be UCC ministers, Davida, Andover Newton Seminary (ANS), and Yale Divinity School (YDS) encourage donors to give to endowment supporting all women in ministry. As Crabtree said, “I welcome women from all kinds of backgrounds and interests into ministry because that is what strengthens the church. Anything we can do to release women’s talent to focus on ministry, instead of having to repay debt, will benefit the wider church.”
United Church of Christ (UCC) minister Rev. Dr. Davida Foy Crabtree has provided extraordinary service to the UCC and ANS. Most recently, she was Interim Vice President for Advancement at Andover Newton Theological School. Prior positions include serving as Interim and Acting Conference Minister in Florida and Missouri Mid-South Conferences, and as Conference Minister for Connecticut and Southern California. She also served as Senior Consultant to the Collegium of Officers of the UCC and as a local church pastor in Connecticut.
The one honored by the scholarship meets the 2021 scholarship recipient! In this image, the Rev. Dr. Davida Foy Crabtree meets the 2021 DFC Scholar Julia Center (2nd year YDS MDiv and AND Diploma student). A wonderful and meaningful encounter…





A contribution can be made to these funds by…
  • Mail a check made out to “Andover Newton Seminary” to 409 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511. Be sure to write “Davida Foy Crabtree Scholarship” in the notation on the check.
  • Go to the Giving page, enter the amount you would like to give and click on “Andover Newton Seminary.” 
Don’t see an option that works for you? Call or email Ned Allyn Parker with questions (; 203-464-2287).

The Impact of Endowing Scholarships…