Capital gifts provide support for the Athenaeum/Seminary infrastructure to sustain its long-term health and academic vitality, improve facilities and provide for special programs. These investments in campus, known as "bricks and mortar" gifts, provide facilities which are commensurate to the excellent theological education and formation for which the Athenaeum/seminary is known. These projects are fundamental for the long-term sustainability of the Athenaeum/seminary as a premiere center for theological studies, both in enrollment and retention.
A capital gift is one that is earmarked for a specific project. These gifts are from benefactors who choose to direct their support toward a specific purpose that matches the needs and priorities of the institution with their personal interests.
Each building and space on the Athenaeum/seminary's campus has been made available to our students as the result of a capital gift by alumni and friends. It's important that our current families continue this tradition of giving so we can maintain an up-to-date campus for today's students.
Capital gifts are made in the form of cash, securities, or property. Capital gifts of a certain magnitude may be used for naming opportunities - for example, a classroom or a scholarship fund may be named for the donor or in honor of another person of the donor's choosing. Capital gifts of a certain magnitude may also be used to endow a fund (such as a scholarship, faculty chair, or book fund) in the name of the donor or another. Capital fund-raising builds endowment to address the school's highest priorities: student aid, faculty support, and new construction and renovations. Capital gifts are typically given in addition to an individual's annual contribution to the Athenaeum/seminary and may be given for small or large projects. To inquire about making a capital gift, please contact the advancement office at (513) 233-6113.
Capital project funding opportunities
Grounds and campus improvements ,maintenance, landscaping
Endowed chairs, professorships, burses, faculty development, projects and programs