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Seminary ‘Generations’ campaigns exceed goal

The largest fundraising effort in the history of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis concluded in 2020 after eight years and raised $285 million — $39 million more than its original goal. The funds raised increased the Seminary’s endowment, boosted student scholarships, renovated the library and helped position the 182-year-old institution for a sound future for generations […]

Gratitude through giving

by Sarah Maney Ron and Phyllis Chewning have been married for nearly 47 years. They have raised three children and have six grandchildren and another is on the way. They aren’t slowing down anytime soon — evidenced by their active involvement in their congregation, Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Birmingham, Mich. Phyllis sings in the […]

Giving Tuesday campaign raises record $66,320

Thanks to 245 generous donors, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis raised a record $66,320 on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, surpassing its goal by $6,320. 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 $30,000. The raised funds on Giving Tuesday will […]

Better together

Guild members Mary Wolfram, left, and Donna Werner enjoy the Sept. 13, 2019, luncheon on campus. Seminarian Ben Ramthun pauses for a photo with Guild member Judi Winker during the Guild’s luncheon May 3, 2019 (right). Photos: Kim Braddy Through a network of individuals, women’s groups and congregations, the Concordia Seminary Guild works to enhance […]

Concordia Seminary finishes first-ever #GiveSTLDay strong

In a campaign that culminated yesterday, 73 friends of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis rallied together to raise $20,957 for Give STL Day, surpassing the campaign goal of $20,000. A local benefactor provided a matching gift that doubled donations dollar for dollar up to the first $10,000. Most donors gave via the Give STL Day site, […]

Kathy Luther named Seminary Support Executive Director

Kathy Luther joined Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in December as executive director of Seminary Support in Seminary Advancement. In this role, Luther oversees a staff of 20 and directs fund development strategies, including the major gifts and annual giving programs. “We are delighted to welcome Kathy to our team,” says Vicki Biggs, senior vice president […]