Give to EDS at Union

Annual Fund
Special Funds
Planned Giving
Ways to Give

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth
nor rust does corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
For where your treasure is, there will be your heart also. 
– Matthew 6:20,21

Episcopal Divinity School at Union depends on the support of alumni/ae from EDS, Episcopal Theological School, and Philadelphia Divinity School, as well as from their parents and our many other friends. Your gifts sustain our academic programs, faculty, and students and help ensure that EDS at Union continues as an academic community of biblical, historical, and theological inquiry which forms leaders of hope, courage, and vision to witness the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

EDS at Union welcomes contributions including gifts to the Annual Fund, Endowment and Special Funds, as well as Planned Gifts which will help ensure EDS at Union’s mission in the future.

Annual Fund

Our work is not without cost, and contributions to the Annual Fund are the bedrock of the School’s support. They allow EDS at Union to remain a center for study and formation for ordained and lay leaders. They provide the funds that go into the operating budget and sustain our students, faculty and programs. We hope you will make a gift that will help us continue to respond to God’s call in meaningful and lasting ways.

Make a contribution to the EDS at Union Annual Fund.


Throughout its history, Episcopal Divinity School has depended on the generosity of its friends to help it achieve its near and long-term objectives. Gifts to the Endowment are critical in sustaining the School and allowing it to plan for the future. EDS at Union’s endowment is managed by independent financial advisors and provides a reliable source of income.

Contributions in the amount of $100,000 or higher for a particular purpose will be recognized as a Named Endowment Fund. Contributions or bequests designated for student scholarships that amount to less than this amount are added to a General Scholarship Fund, or to an existing fund designated by the donor.

To discuss making a gift to EDS at Union’s endowment, please call (212) 280-1569.

Special Funds

Generous friends have made contributions that established funds for special purposes or programs:

  • Absalom Jones Scholarship:  Established in 1986, to honor the memory of the first African American ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church of the United States, the fund provides scholarships for African American students attending EDS at Union and preparing for ordination in the Episcopal Church. Click here to make a contribution to the Absalom Jones Scholarship Fund.
  • Jonathan Daniels Fellowship: Established in memory of Jonathan Daniels, seminarian and civil rights activist, the fellowship is awarded annually to one or more students in accredited seminaries of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada for involvement in areas of social concern. Click here to make a contribution to the Jonathan Daniels Fellowship.
  • Bishop Robert DeWitt Scholarship Fund
  • Carter Heyward Scholars Fund

For more information about giving to these special funds, please call (212) 280-1569.

Planned Giving

We encourage you to consider EDS at Union in your estate and financial planning. Planned gifts can provide tax benefits, provide for the security of you and your loved ones, as well as ensure the mission and future of EDS at Union.

We are pleased to recognize thoughtful and generous individuals who have included EDS at Union in their legacy planning as members of the Heritage Society. Their planned gifts have played a pivotal role in building our endowment and securing the future of the institution.

Types of Planned Gifts

Ways to Give

Prospective donors are urged to consult their personal tax and financial advisors concerning the specific consequences of making gifts to EDS at Union. We would be pleased to discuss, in confidence.

For more information on planned giving opportunities, please call (212) 280-1569.