Ways to Give

This page includes information about:

The Annual Fund

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.

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 student fiancial aid, faculty salaries and support, and curriculum and program 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. After you enter your gift amount on this page, you will scroll down and see an option to direct the gift to support Andover Newton. Click that option, scroll down some more, and complete the rest of the online gift form.

Cash Wire Gifts

If you would like to make a gift using a cash wire, please email Ned Allyn Parker. If you have made a gift this way in the past and plan to do so again, please remember to include the following in the free-text field:

For the purposes of the Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School annual fund.”

Donation of Securities

Gifts of stock to Andover Newton can be made through Yale University’s Donated Securities team. Because the transfer process can vary depending on the type, we ask that you reach out directly to Ned Allyn Parker, who will connect you with the appropriate team member in order to make your gift.

Planned Giving

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

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.

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.
If you’re an alum who would like to stay connected, you can update your contact information here. If you’d like to learn more about what’s happening in the alumni/ae community, visit the Alumni/ae section of this website.

Gratitude and Tax Receipt Information

When you make a gift to Andover Newton using one of the methods above, you will receive a brief note of gratitude along with a receipt from Yale University. Because Yale is the account holder, it is the University’s responsibility to provide this receipt for tax purposes. This can be confusing if you receive your receipt from Yale before your official letter of gratitude from Andover Newton, which is most likely to happen when you make a gift online. Rest assured that 100% of your gift goes to Andover Newton and has a direct and immediate impact on our academic and programmatic pursuits. If you have any questions about your gift, this receipt, or anything else about donating to Andover Newton, contact Ned Allyn Parker.

Please remember to save the original receipt from Yale, whether you receive it as an email or as a physical letter, as this is your official tax receipt.

Thank you for considering a gift to Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School. We are grateful!

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Gift Recognition

During this time of social distancing, the development staffs at Andover Newton, YDS, and Yale Univeristy are working from home. We are currently only able to go to the office and collect checks physically once every two weeks. When the checks are collected, they then need to be scanned and processed, which can cause a further delay. While we are working hard to protect the staffs of these offices, we are also working hard to honor the financial commitment you have generously made to the school, while keeping everyone healthy and safe. 

Simarlarly, online gifts also require manual input when they are received in New Haven, so our response may be delayed.

Because of the nature of these times, there may be some lag between the arrival of your gift on campus and our ability to send an acknowledgment with our gratitude. Please know how very grateful we are. These are challenging times for many, and your dedication at this time means the world to us. Thank you.