Giving

Thank you!

Your gift - no matter what size – supports innovative research and teaching, and helps equip tomorrow’s leaders for a world of diverse religions and cultures.

An institution of higher learning unlike any other, the Graduate Theological Union brings together scholars of the world’s diverse religions and wisdom traditions to advance new knowledge, seek fresh insight, and collaborate on solutions.

Support the GTU

Help fund GTU scholarships, programs, and more.

Ways to Give

Find information about ways to give, planned giving, and more.

Contact Us

Our staff is happy to answer any question you may have.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can make a gift to the GTU in several ways:

  • Make a gift (online link) at our secure website by using your credit card.
  • Mail a check made payable to GTU, and send it to Office of Advancement, Graduate Theological Union, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709.
  • Make a wire transfer or a gift of securities by calling Chris Cox at 510-649-2531.
  • Make a credit card gift over the phone by calling Chris Cox at 510-649-2531.
  • Direct any other questions regarding your gift to the GTU Office of Advancement at 510-649-2431. 

The GTU welcomes your gifts of securities, which you can make by calling Chris Cox at 510-649-2531.

Please contact your employer's Human Resources department or visit their website to find out if they will match your gift to an educational institution.

Yes, all gifts to the GTU are tax-deductible in the United States.  Please save your acknowledgment letter to serve as your official receipt.

Yes. The GTU gratefully accepts recurring monthly donations. Recurring credit card gifts enable you to make a more significant gift than you might otherwise be able to afford at one time. To set-up your recurring monthly gift, visit www.gtu.edu/give and check the box marked "Make this a monthly gift." If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Christopher Cox at 510-649-2531 or ccox@gtu.edu.

We encourage you to direct your gift to The GTU Annual Fund, which provides us with a flexible source of discretionary support for meeting our most urgent needs. However, you may choose to designate your gift to one of our centers or programs. Click here for information about other giving opportunities. 

If you make your gift online, choose a fund from the drop down menu. If you do not see the fund you want to support, please call us at 510-649-2531 for more information. If you mail your gift to us, choose one of the funds noted on our standard gift form or choose “other” and write in the fund you want to support.

Shortly after we receive your gift, we will send you an acknowledgement letter that you can use as your official receipt for tax purposes. If you made a donation online, you will receive an online gift confirmation as well.

Feel free to contact the Vice President for Advancement or GTU President Daniel Lehmann directly if you would like to discuss a large gift.