Giving Societies

Giving Societies honor the many loyal alumni, friends, congregations, and foundations who make gifts to Moravian Seminary. Centuries ago, individual generosity helped create this institution. Today, your gifts help to sustain and expand its legacy.

Your gifts helps perpetuate a cycle of giving that enables Moravian to educate current and future students for service to God and for the common good. It is our hope that these students will someday join you as members of the Giving Societies of Moravian Theological Seminary.

Thank you for your continuing support in all the many ways you choose to give it.

Evangeline Bahnson Smith Leadership Society

Evangeline Bahnson Smith Leadership Society members are those supporters of Moravian Seminary who make a gift of $1,000 or more during the fiscal year.

Mission Leadership Society $100,000 and above
Trustee's Circle $50,000 – $99,999
President's Circle $10,000 – $49,999
Dean's Circle $5,000 – $9,999
Professor's Circle $1,000 – $4,999

Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Membership in the Bahnson Society is awarded to alumni who give $142 within the first year after graduation and give an additional $100 for each year since graduation (e.g. 2nd year, $200; 5th year, $500).

Bahnson Society members will receive invitations to the annual Society Dinner, Vespers, and other special events. New members will receive a welcome packet, and young alumni who contribute $1,000 or more in a fiscal year will be recognized.

Giving Levels Under $1000

Sustainer $500 – $999
Builder $150 – $499
Sponsor $1 – $149

Lifetime Giving Society

Small gifts made over one’s lifetime joined together with gifts of like minded people lift up the value of consistent giving and teamwork.  Friends are welcomed into the Society when giving over one’s lifetime reaches $100,000.  Friends may challenge themselves to “step-up” to the next level of giving as they continue to consistently give to that which they value: Moravian Seminary.

Cornerstone Society

Cornerstone Society members express their commitment to Moravian Seminary through naming MTS as beneficiary of a will or gifts out of one's assets such as a planned gift.