God works through listening ears and generous hearts to do “far more abundantly” and “throughout all generations.”

That’s one summation of Generations: The Campaign for Concordia Seminary and its successor three-year effort, Generations 20/20 Campaign, collectively the largest fundraising effort in the Seminary’s nearly 200-year history. The campaigns were focused on ensuring that future generations will be served by faithful, relevant and relational pastors who share the Gospel in ways that advance the Great Commission.

The response was historic, a testimony to renewed enthusiasm for the Seminary’s mission to form Lutheran pastors, missionaries and deaconesses for our children, grandchildren and generations to come.

Generations: The Campaign for Concordia Seminary

The Generations Campaign ran from July 1, 2012, to Dec. 31, 2017, and had a goal of $180 million. Its focus included building the Seminary’s endowment, increasing annual support, renovating the library and investing in learning technology initiatives. At its conclusion, the campaign raised more than $204 million.

Generations 20/20 Campaign

The Generations 20/20 Campaign was a three-year continuation of the historic Generations Campaign. The campaign ran from Jan. 1, 2018, to Dec. 31, 2020, with a goal of $66 million for endowment and annual operations. At its conclusion, the campaign raised more than $81 million.

Mission forward…

Concordia Seminary donors enable this institution to continue its vibrant tradition of confessional Lutheran theology while advancing excellence in scholarship and education. Your support means you are joining forces with the Seminary to form faithful, compassionate and effective church workers who are equipped to lead and encourage strong congregations and ministries, and who reach diverse cultures in our ever-changing world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Thank you.

Looking ahead, we still have work to do. Your influence, enthusiasm and support is the key to the ongoing preparation of pastors, deaconesses, missionaries and teachers to serve future generations. Please consider making a gift to continue this vital mission. Contact Seminary Advancement at 800-822-5287 or if you have any questions.

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Generations Campaign thank you video