Union's Annual Day of Giving

1836 Day | May 5, 2020

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1836 DAY is Union’s annual day of giving when our alumni/ae and friends come together to support students and our ​​shared vision for theological education​. In the spirit of togetherness, we selected Tuesday, May 5​​​​, to join​ ​many organizations worldwide to celebrate #GivingTuesdayNow – a global day of giving and unity as an emergency response to COVID-19. Your support makes Union’s rigorous, compassionate, and progressive theology accessible to a wide and diverse group of students – every contribution makes an enormous difference.

We invite you to pave the path for future seminarians through scholarship support – ensuring that the newest members of our community can pursue their calling to change the world. ​Union students are persevering through uncertain times to practice their vocation with a dedication that brings a religiously grounded, critical, and tender presence to the significant personal, social, political, and scientific realities of our time. Your support ensures they are equipped to follow their path.

Your partnership means the world to us! In addition to making a gift, there are non-monetary ways to celebrate 1836 DAY. Leading up to Tuesday, May 5, please post a photo ​of one of your favorite memories at Union, using #1836day. If you are interested in sending messages of encouragement to students, provide career guidance or other creative ideas, ​please contact Kevin Bentley kbentley@uts.columbia.edu.