Giving Levels

Matching Interests to Opportunities

development giving levels 01Do you have a specific cause or program you would like to support? The Office of Development strives to match donors' commitments with opportunities that will strengthen the theological and leadership formation of Trinity's students.

Annual Giving Levels

President’s Circle $10,000+
Leaders' Circle $5,000-$9,999
Builder $2,500-$4,999
Advocate $1,000-$2,499
Sustainer $500-$999
Supporter $250-$499
Contributor up to $249

Lifetime Giving Levels

Visionary $1M+
Pillar $500K-$999K
Leader $250K-$499K
Scholar $100K-$249K
Benefactor $50K-$99K
Patron $25K-$49K

Creative Ways to Give

Kroger Community Rewards

Every year, Kroger gives up to $4 million to local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations. Through Kroger, fund-raising is easy. Just sign up to join the Community Rewards Program (see below), list Trinity Lutheran Seminary as your nonprofit of choice, and then swipe your Kroger Plus Card when you pay for groceries at Kroger. It's simple and doesn't cost you a dime. Click here to see how you can support Trinity Lutheran Seminary.


AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. Click here to see how you can support Trinity Lutheran Seminary.

Thrivent Choice

Eligible benefit members of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans can now help choose where Thrivent Financial distributes a portion of its charitable funds through Choice DollarsSM, part of the organization’s new Thrivent ChoiceSM charitable grant program. Choice Dollars can be directed to Lutheran organizations nationwide by visiting or by calling 800-THRIVENT (800-847-4836) and saying, “Thrivent Choice.”

Gloria Dei Organ Fund

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Due to the generosity of our donors and a major gift from Pastor Harold Figley, we are in the process of refurbishing the Steiner-Reck Pipe Organ in Gloria Dei Worship Center. Contributions to date total $219,681.75. Gifts can still be made toward this project.

Estimated Repairs: $325,000