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The Walther Society

A giving society honoring our most faithful and generous supporters

Walther_logo_sampleConcordia Seminary’s Walther Society giving society has been created to honor the storied commitment of Dr. C.F.W. Walther to the Church for the sake of the Gospel, evident in his leadership of our church body and the Seminary’s founders, among whose first endeavors was to construct a school for the purpose of educating future church leaders. That school was Concordia Seminary, founded in 1839.

Walther, the Seminary’s first president, was a towering figure of 19th-century Lutheranism. His knowledge of and unwavering commitment to the Lutheran Confessions and the theology of Martin Luther provided a firm foundation for the growth and development of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS).

Membership in the Walther Society

The Walther Society honors the Seminary’s most faithful donors and recognizes the annual stewardship commitment by these supporters of the Seminary. The Society is the cornerstone of annual giving to the Seminary. Donors making annual, cumulative gifts beginning at $1,000 or more join together through the Walther Society in support of the mission of the Seminary. Your financial gifts support the ongoing operational needs of the Seminary. Your gift also provides resources for the recruitment and preparation of the students who will be our future church leaders – those who will shepherd us, our loved ones and our descendants for generations to come on the heavenward journey.

“Concordia Seminary is all about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which is for all people, and now especially for coming generations.”
Dr. Dale A. Meyer
President, Concordia Seminary

Recognition levels Designation
$10,000+ Walther Society Ambassador
$5,000+ Walther Society Benefactor
$2,500+ Walther Society Patron
$1,000 Walther Society Circle


Dr. C.F.W. Walther, President Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (1850-87)

“The Gospel does not say, ‘You must do good works.’ Rather, it fashions us into human beings, into creatures who cannot help but serve God and fellow human beings. Without a doubt, a precious effect!”
Dr. C.F.W. Walther
Law & Gospel: How to Read and Apply the Bible: A Reader’s Edition

“I feel like I’m walking with my donors because they are invested in what I am doing. I truly do believe they are part of my ministerial formation.”
Matt Bohlmann (’19)

For more information, contact the Seminary Advancement office at 800-822-5287 or advancement@csl.edu.