Ways to Give

An investment in the future

Gifts to the Annual Fund allow Andover Newton to prepare the next generation of faith leaders to serve the wider church. The Fund for Andover Newton is a critical part of this annual effort.

The Fund for Andover Newton is made up of thousands of gifts from Andover Newton’s loyal alumni/ae, churches, students, faculty, staff, and friends. We are grateful to all of them.

Gifts directed to the Annual Fund are put to immediate use in a variety of ways, providing timely assistance to address Andover Newton’s greatest needs across campus. Among the most critical needs are faculty salaries and support, student financial aid, and curriculum development.

If you would like to make an online donation today, you may do so by visiting the donation page shared by Yale Divinity School’s Partners on the Quad by clicking here.

Alumni/ae Participation

No one understands the value of an Andover Newton education like its graduates! We care deeply about our graduates and value our ongoing connections. We encourage all alumni/ae to support your school, giving what is possible for you. Your participation in annual giving is important to us as we seek grants from organizations that value alumni/ae loyalty. Please make a gift and help boost participation today.

A note to congregations from Martin Copenhaver:

“I was a pastor of local congregations for 34 years, so I know there are many demands on a congregation’s budget.  Nevertheless, I believe we all have compelling reasons to support theological education.  Ministry has not gotten any less challenging in the 210 years since Andover Newton was founded, and a strong case could be made that ministry is more challenging than ever.  And there is a lot at stake.  The world needs congregations of compassion and justice now more than ever, and congregations need inspiring leaders who are prepared for their work through excellent education. Thank you for your ongoing support.  May God bless your congregation and the people you serve.”

Planned Gifts:

Opportunities to make planned gifts to Andover Newton have only increased now that we have Yale University resources available to us, like the Yale Planned Giving Office.

If you are interested in learning more about bequests, annuities, or other planned gifts, you will be able to work with Andover Newton’s development officer, Ned Allyn Parker (’10) and a member of the Yale University Planned Giving Office.

Your gift can create a lasting legacy

For over 200 years people like you have been establishing bequests and life income gifts that have helped generations of seminarians obtain the education and preparation they need to serve the wider church. Perhaps a minister has influenced your own life, helped deepen your faith, provided comfort when you needed it or inspiration that led you to change the lives of others. Now you can honor that gift with one of your own. By matching your charitable giving goals and estate plans you can make a difference in the future of the church.

“When I was preparing my will a few years ago, I spent some time thinking about how I wanted to impact the future with my bequests.  Naturally I wanted to remember family and church, but I wanted also to select one or two institutions that I think matter greatly and support them. I chose Andover Newton because I believe that a holistic approach to formation for ministry shapes the future of Christ’s Church.  I am excited about the new Andover Newton program at YDS and know that my future bequest will contribute to our ongoing strength for decades to come. What a great feeling that is!” ~ Davida Foy Crabtree (MDiv ’72), member of the Board of Trustees and chair of the Development Committee 

Consider the benefits of making a planned gift:

  • Tax advantages are substantial, especially on appreciated securities and properties.
  • Total savings on income, estate, and capital gains taxes and on probate expenses can come close to the amount you transfer.
  • Many giving options can assure you of income for the rest of your life.
  • Your assets remain in your control during your lifetime.
  • You can modify your gift to address changing circumstances.
  • You can direct your gift to a particular purpose.
  • While unrestricted gifts allow the school to allocate funds to areas of greatest need, we can also help you direct your giving to the areas where you have the greatest passion.

By making a planned gift to Andover Newton, your generosity will live into the future and help ensure that this tradition continues.