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 (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.

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.”