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Donations to Hood Theological Seminary


Alumni Giving
There is no stronger endorsement of our mission than one from the people who know us best, Hood Alumni. We are grateful to so many Hood Seminary Alumni who continue to contribute to the education of the future leaders of communities of faith all over the world. You may wish to support the Seminary's annual fund, endowment and scholarship giving, capital campaigns or consider leaving a bequest to Hood Theological Seminary through planned giving. Click on the links to learn how the Seminary benefits from your gift in each of these areas. You may also contact Ms. Carol Palmer at by email or phone at 704.636.6926

Friends of Hood Giving
Friends of Hood are those who did not attend the seminary but who wish to support the mission of this seminary. The generosity of friends of Hood have helped to shape and guide the seminary for over a hundred years and it is certain to help shape the future of Hood Theological Seminary in the next hundred years. Friends of Hood may wish to support the Seminary's annual fund, endowment and scholarship giving, capital campaigns, or consider leaving a bequest to Hood Theological Seminary through planned giving. Click on the links to learn how the Seminary benefits from your gift in each of these areas. You may also contact Ms. Carol Palmer through email or 704.636.6926

Donation contact: Thank you for your kind donations.

Assistant to the Development Office
Hood Theological Seminary

Carol Palmer
Direct Dial: 704.636.6926

1810 Lutheran Synod Drive
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144

Donation Information

Annual Fund

Hood CampusSupport for the annual fund is the "first and most important" gift one can make to the Seminary. Annual fund gifts are applied immediately to the daily operations of Hood Seminary and directly affect the things we care about most - providing a quality academic program, making tuition affordable for talented seminarians of diverse financial backgrounds and maintaining the beautiful grounds and facilities on our campus.

The annual fund goal for this fiscal year 2012 (July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013) is $300,000. Through your generosity and God's grace we will be able to meet this goal. Please give as generously as you are able. You may wish to consider a monthly gift, which can be automatically withdrawn from your bank account. Examples of what a monthly gift can accomplish are - $42.00 a month will provide the seminary with more than $500.00 in annual income or $84.00 a month will provide the Seminary with more than $1,000.00 in annual income and would be remarkable testaments of faith in the Seminary's future.

Please make your gift today


Endowment and Scholarship Giving

Planned GivingHood Theological Seminary also relies on support beyond the Annual Fund. Endowed funds will ensure the future solvency of the Seminary on several fronts. The seminary endowments include the Hood Endowment Fund, endowed scholarships, endowed faculty chairs and unrestricted endowment funds for capital projects such as the refectory, library and chapel projects. The Seminary Endowment Fund is a modest but slowly growing permanent fund that will one day provide another income stream for the Seminary. The funds for endowed chairs and scholarships are also placed in the restricted endowments of the Seminary and will provide lasting resources for quality professorships and future Hood students. You too may start building an endowment.

Hood Seminary encourages you to consider endowing a scholarship or chair as follows:

  • A minimum contribution of $50,000
    for an Endowed Student Scholarship

  • A minimum contribution of $500,000
    for an Endowed Faculty Chair

You may take up to five years to complete payment of your pledge. Gifts for the Hood endowments are invested and held in perpetuity. Only a portion of the interest earned is used to cover the cost of the item designated in an endowed gift.

Please make your gift today or for further information, contact Margaret Kluttz at via email or at 704.636.6545.

Capital Projects

RefectoryRefectory Project

"An invitation to make a difference...that will last a lifetime."

The new Refectory will facilitate table fellowship at the Seminary and provide an opportunity for the student's "formation for ministry". It will also provide seminary meeting space for public and private events and will be the first in a domino effect of new buildings on the seminary campus. You can help make this happen.

Please make your gift today


Chapel at HoodChapel

The proposed new Chapel will be the physical centerpiece of the campus for the enrichment of the spiritual life of the students and the community as a whole, and the place where the homiletical skills of the ministerial students will be fashioned and tested. The Chapel will also serve as a sanctuary to all who might seek peace, grace, and tranquility through prayer and worship.

You are invited to help insure the reality of a new chapel.

Please make your gift today



The Library is the intellectual center of a seminary and as Hood grows, so must its library collection and the availability of its resources, both printed and electronic, because a theological seminary is also a school of graduate education. A new library which can accommodate a growing, quality library collection is planned for the future.
Your support of funding a new library is critical.

Please make your gift today


Planned GivingPlanned Giving

Important support Hood Theological Seminary will receive in the future will come in the form of planned gifts that donors establish during their lifetime. Even donors of modest means can make a significant gift to the seminary through a planned gift to Hood Theological Seminary. We celebrate and appreciate this legacy of faithful giving. There are a number of planned giving opportunities.

If you are interested in making a planned gift or have made a planned gift or estate bequest, please contact Margaret Kluttz, Development Officer, through email or 704.636.6545

Please make your gift today


Matching Gift Program

Does your employer (or your spouse's employer) have a matching gift program? If so, please remember to submit your request to your company to have your gift to Hood Theological Seminary matched. Matching gifts are a very important source of support for Hood! You can double or even triple the value of your donation by simply notifying your employer of your gift to the Seminary. If you have any questions about how to get your gift matched, contact Carol Palmer via email or direct dial: 704.636.6926.

Please make your gift today


Giving Circles

Giving CirclesHood Theological Seminary uses "Giving Circles" as a way to recognize the important contributions our donors are making through their generous contributions to the ministry of the seminary each year. Giving Circles to which your contributions may be applied are:

  • The Visionary Circle, $100,000.00 +
  • The President's Counsel, $50,000-99,000
  • The James Walker Hood Society, $10,000-49,000
  • The William Orlando Carrington Club, $5,000-9,999
  • The W.J. Walls, $1,000-4,900
  • The Earthen Vessel, $500-999
  • The Crimson and Gold, $1-499

Are you close to the next level? Want to take another step up in making high-quality theological education happen at Hood Theological Seminary?

Please make your gift today