Giving Options


Make checks payable to Trinity Lutheran Seminary. Please indicate which fund you are supporting on the memo line.

Mail checks to:

Office of Development
Trinity Lutheran Seminary
2199 East Main Street
Columbus, Ohio 43209

Credit Card

We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. You can donate online or call Sue Emrick, Gifts Processor at (614) 384-4658. We do not accept credit card donations through e-mail.

Planned Gifts

Please contact a member of the Development Team to make a cash gift through stock options, bonds, real estate, gift annuities, trusts, or life insurance policies.

Matching Gifts

Some employers receive grant funding to match employee charitable giving. Employee gifts are typically met dollar-for-dollar, but in some cases, an employer will double or even triple a gift amount. Ask your employer if they provide funds for matching charitable gifts.

If your employer does not provide a matching gift option, you may be able to give a gift through Thrivent Financial for Lutherans instead. For more information about the “Thrivent Choice” matching gift program, please contact your Thrivent advisor or a member of Trinity’s Development Team.

Tax Deductible Gifts

Trinity Lutheran Seminary is recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization. All gifts are fully deductible to the extent allowed by your country of residence. Due to IRS regulations, gifts designated to cover the expenses of individual students are not tax deductible. Gifts designated for restricted scholarship funds are tax deductible as long as the criteria are not so limited that they would benefit only one specific individual.