Hartford Seminary

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Ways to Give

Gifts and pledges to Hartford Seminary can be made in a variety of ways. Our goal is to make the process of giving as easy as possible for you. Please choose from the following options. And thank
you in advance for your generosity and for supporting the work of Hartford Seminary.

Give Online   

You can make a gift to Hartford Seminary through our online giving… a reputable and secure way to give.



Gifts and pledge payments can be paid in cash, but we do not recommend that you send cash through the mail. Please feel free to stop by the Development Office at any time. You may want to call us at (860) 509-9520 to be sure a staff member will be available.


Gifts and pledge payments can be paid by check.   Please print out and enclose this Donation Form to indicate the purpose of your gift for Annual Giving or a gift for other purposes.  Your check can be mailed to us at the following address

Hartford Seminary
Development Office
77 Sherman Street
Hartford, CT 06105

Credit Card

Credit card gifts and pledge payments can be made by telephone or by mail. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Please call our Development Office at (860) 509-9520 to make your credit card gift or pledge payment. You may also send your gift by mail. Please print out and enclose this Donation Form to indicate the purpose of your gift for Annual Giving or a gift for other purposes along with information to process your credit card gift or pledge payment.

Marketable Securities

A gift of appreciated securities that you have held for more than one year is frequently the most economical way to give.  You will be eligible to take a federal income tax deduction equal to the fair
market value of the stock on the date of the gift for up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income and will not have to recognize the appreciation of the capital gain.

To make a gift of stock or shares of a mutual fund, please instruct your bank or broker that you are making a gift of securities to Hartford Seminary.  Please tell your bank or broker not to proceed until speaking with our Business Office at (860) 509-9525.

Matching Gift Opportunities

Many companies will match their employees’ contributions to Hartford Seminary. Do you work for one of them? Or are you retired from one of them? To find out, please check with your company’s Human Resources office. It sometimes takes just a quick phone call or the completion of a short form and your gift to Hartford Seminary could be doubled, or even tripled.

Some of the companies that Hartford Seminary has received matching gifts from are:

Aetna Foundation, Inc.
American International Group, Inc.
Babson Capital Management LLC
CIGNA Foundation
ExxonMobil Foundation
GE Foundation
The Hartford
The Hartford Courant
IBM Corporation
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program
Phoenix Foundation
SBC Foundation
Tenet Healthcare Foundation
The Lilly Endowment, Inc.
UBS Realty Investors LLC
United Technologies Corporation

Please help increase your giving power to Hartford Seminary by checking to see if your employer has a Matching Gift Program.

If you have any questions about giving at Hartford Seminary, please contact the Development Office at giving@hartsem.edu or call (860) 509-9520.


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