Stock certificates can be reassigned directly to General Seminary, or they may be transferred through your broker. For detailed instructions, please click here or consult with the Office of Advancement.
A charitable trust is a useful estate planning tool that allows you to remove assets from an estate, potentially reducing probate expenses and estate taxes, while ensuring the financial well-being of your family and, if providing a significant planned gift.
Gifts of Life Insurance
Paid-up life insurance policies provide an excellent opportunity for accomplishing philanthropic objectives. If the circumstances under which a life insurance policy was purchased no longer apply, you may wish to consider putting that money to work for General Seminary.
Gifts to the Endowment
The Endowment establishes the permanence of Faculty chairs, Scholarship aid,and ensures there will always be a General Seminary. Naming opportunities exist to recognize loved ones or other friends of GTS, and donors may wish to consider a multi-year payment period. Minimum contribution levels apply for named funds for restricted use within the endowment. For more information, please contact Donna Ashley, Vice-President of Advancement, at 646-717-9706 or by email.
Leaving a Legacy
A Legacy Gift, also known as Deferred or Planned Giving is an effective way of ensuring General Theological Seminary's future vibrancy. You can make a Legacy Gift to General in a number of tax-beneficial ways. When you make a bequest or contribution of any size in your will, you become a member of The Jacob Sherred Society.
All of us who have studied, taught, worked, and worshiped at General Seminary are beneficiaries of the generosity and leadership of Jacob Sherred, a prominent architect and vestry member of the early Trinity Parish in NYC. Upon his death in 1821, his bequest secured General Theological Seminary's future. By including General Seminary in their wills, trusts, or other forms of estate planning, members of the Society that bears his name have joined a powerful legacy of philanthropic support to prepare future leaders of our Church.
We invite you to consider creating a philanthropic legacy for yourself or a loved one as a partner in General's long-term mission. For more information, please contact Donna Ashley, Vice President, Institutional Advancement, at 646-717-9706 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jonathan Silver, Director of Development, at 646-717-9705 or email@example.com.