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Giving Tuesday campaign raises record $62,672

Unrestricted gifts to benefit Seminary where needed most

Thanks to 149 generous donors, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis raised a record $62,672 on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3.

The Seminary set a goal of raising $60,000, which included a matching gift from a generous donor. Donations were matched dollar for dollar up to the first $25,000. The raised funds will be used where needed most to support the Seminary’s mission to prepare the church’s future pastors, deaconesses, missionaries and church leaders.

“Our friends and supporters amaze us — and humble us — with their generosity,” said Vicki Biggs, senior vice president for Seminary Advancement. “We give thanks to God for the donors who made a special gift on Giving Tuesday and for all of our donors who make a difference for our students and the mission of this institution all year long.”

The Seminary’s Giving Tuesday campaign encouraged donors to use the hashtags #PrepareAPastor, #PrepareADeaconess and #GivingTuesday on social media to help spread the word about the campaign. On the Seminary campus, students, faculty and staff were encouraged to wear Giving Tuesday T-shirts to encourage the support of friends, family members and colleagues.

Watch a video of students thanking Giving Tuesday donors.

For those who still wish to give to the Seminary during this holiday season, call 800-822-5287, write to or visit

The next Giving Tuesday will be Dec. 1, 2020.

About Concordia Seminary

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis provides Gospel-centered graduate-level theological education for pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars and other leaders in the name of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). To learn more, visit