Gift Opportunities

Giving has never been so easy!

Together, we can do more! Small monthly donations add up to significant totals. Your gift may be made monthly via electronic draft from your checking account or with a credit card. Click to download, print and mail back this form to LTS. Give a single online by clicking the “donate” button below, or contact the Office of Advancement at (859) 280-1241 (859) 280-1250 or (859) 280-1203 to learn more about how your gifts can grow … and grow.

 Lexington Theological Seminary welcomes support and provides many gift opportunities. The following are some of the Funds through which friends of the Seminary demonstrate their support for theological education. For additional information contact Mark Blankenship, Vice President for Advancement, at (859) 280-1250 (

Ministerial Education Fund

The MEF is the Seminary’s annual fund. Gifts to the MEF support student scholarships, faculty salaries, book purchases for the library, technology services and maintenance of the facilities.


Scholarship Endowment Fund

A donor may establish a scholarship endowment by designating a gift for this purpose. The donor may select the name that he/she wants on the fund, e.g., ‘The John and Jane Doe Scholarship Fund.” The principal amount and additions to the fund are never expended. The investment income from the fund each year is used to award a scholarship in the donor’s name.

Other Donation Opportunities

Named Endowment Fund

A named endowment fund is an appropriate way to remember or honor a loved one or to honor a minister or congregation. A donor may establish a named endowment fund for a restricted use. In this instance, the investment income each year would be used in the manner restricted by the donor. Restricted uses may include faculty salaries, support of a particular department, library services, campus improvements, special awards, or technology services. An unrestricted named endowment fund may be established whereby the donor gives the Board of Trustees discretion to determine the expenditure of the fund’s investment income. The donor of a restricted or unrestricted named endowment fund may select the name for the fund.

Capital Projects

In the year 2000, Lexington Theological Seminary celebrated 135 years in theological education and its 50th anniversary on the site adjacent to the University of Kentucky. As we continue providing outstanding facilities, there are many capital projects we would be pleased to discuss with you as you consider your gift to assist with preparing leaders for the church.

Bequest by Will

Any of the endowment funds noted above can be established by bequest. Gifts by bequest can also be designated for capital purposes or the donor may wish to give the Board of Trustees discretion for determining how the gift is to be used. Gifts by bequests may be for a specific amount, for a percentage of the estate, or contingent upon other matters. The development staff will be happy to assist you in planning a rewarding bequest.

Charitable Annuity and Trust Gifts

Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Trusts give a donor the opportunity to create a gift now that provides a lifetime income for the donor while deferring the gift for the Seminary to some time in the future. The development staff will be pleased to consult with you as you plan a charitable gift annuity or charitable trust that meets your needs and fulfills your desire to support the education of ministers for the church.