For the second year in a row, friends and supporters of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis came together to support their much-loved institution on Give STL Day, an online giving event organized by the St. Louis Community Foundation for the benefit of St. Louis-area nonprofits. The Seminary’s online campaign culminated yesterday, raising $22,963 from 112 donors, surpassing the previous year’s total of $20,957.
A generous benefactor provided a matching gift that doubled donations dollar for dollar up to the first $11,000 raised. In addition, the St. Louis Community Foundation awarded the Seminary $500 for its successful early giving campaign that encouraged giving from April 5 to May 5.
Most donors gave through the Give STL Day site, while others chose to give via the Seminary’s website or to donate over the phone. These unrestricted funds will be used to ensure the Seminary has the resources needed to prepare future pastors, deaconesses, missionaries and church leaders to serve in congregations and ministries worldwide.
“We give thanks to God for the donors who made a special gift on Give STL Day and for all of our donors who make a difference for our students and the mission of this institution all year long,” said Vicki Biggs, senior vice president of Seminary Advancement and chief communications officer. “Your support helps to ensure that the Seminary’s eternal life-saving mission of preparing our church’s future leaders will continue for generations to come.”
Since its start in 2014, Give STL Day has raised over $22 million for St. Louis-area nonprofit organizations.
“Give STL Day may be a local day of giving, but we received support from donors nationwide,” added Megan Duncan, manager of annual giving and Give STL Day campaign manager. “The impact that these supporters have in supporting the mission of Concordia Seminary is immeasurable.”
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 csl.edu.