An investment in The Seattle School goes far beyond the walls of our building and into the communities in which our alumni are living and serving — empowering a generation of therapists, pastors, leaders, and artists to serve God and neighbor. Your generosity fuels our mission. We are deeply grateful.
The formation of The Seattle School began around a kitchen table, where a gathering of a few passionate dreamers dared to imagine a new kind of theological and psychological training. Since 1997 The Seattle School has been committed to developing pastors, therapists, and leaders to be competent in the study of text, soul, and culture in order to serve God and neighbor through transforming relationships. To date The Seattle School has sent out over 865 alumni from our degree programs and thousands of participants from our conferences, workshops, and training programs. These women and men are salt and light in the world; they are daily offering hope, cultivating justice, and birthing creativity. Your generous investment in our mission offsets 30% of our operating budget, allowing us to make graduate education as accessible as possible by keeping tuition costs down.
Your investment in the Annual Fund allows us to embody our mission and deepen our impact.
Allender Center Fund
The Allender Center at The Seattle School was created in 2010 to steward and advance the legacy of Dr. Dan Allender. The mission of The Allender Center is to help people learn to tell their stories with awareness and integrity, and to train people to listen and engage the stories of others with artistry and skill. The Allender Center is a pioneering organization committed to boldly engaging the impact of trauma and abuse, foster redemption and healing for individuals, couples, and communities; and train leaders and therapists to steward healing with courage and care.
Your investment in The Allender Center Fund ensures that this important work of fostering redemption and healing continues.
The cost of graduate education is high, but more than ever, the world is in need of called, gifted, and trained women and men who are able to creatively serve as therapists, pastors, leaders, and artists for the sake of God’s kingdom. This year the Scholarship Fund will provide $50,000 in scholarships to students through five awards.
Molly Clarke Kenzler Scholarship: Awarded to students who have embodied exceptional leadership in a church or community context.
Master of Divinity Scholarship: Awarded to MDiv students who embody a vocational call to the church and a desire to be a healing presence within the global community.
Multicultural Scholarship: Awarded to students who come from underrepresented racial or ethnic communities who exhibit awareness of the impact their cultural identity has on their vocational calling.
Brave Bauman Scholarship: Awarded to first year MACP students who have experienced a tragedy that deeply shaped their sense of identity, calling, and relationship to God.
Family Fee Waiver Grant: Awarded to students who are single parents or spouses/partners who are concurrently enrolled and exhibit a commitment to both vocation and family.
Your investment in the Scholarship Fund will embolden a leader.
The President’s Table
The President’s Table exists for donors leading the way in generously supporting the mission of The Seattle School. Members of the President’s Table come from various walks of life and live in places all around the world, but each member holds in common a deep commitment to supporting the transformation of leaders to serve God and neighbor. Members of The President’s Table giving $1,000 or more are recognized in our annual report, receive quarterly updates from the President, and are invited to the annual President’s Table Dinner.
The Legacy Group
A planned gift is a thoughtful investment in sustaining the mission of The Seattle School well into the future. Planned gifts provide means to preserve current assets and reduce or eliminate federal estate taxes while making an enduring contribution to The Seattle School and may be made in the form of a bequest, charitable remainder trust, or an insurance policy designation. They may be made by will or trust through which you may direct either a specific dollar amount or percentage of assets and can be used to establish or contribute to an endowment or for a designed purpose.
Leaving a Legacy
When our children were small, writing and updating our wills was a ‘no brainer’. We were concerned about making sure our children would be provided for as they grew, and thus everything was left to them. Over the years we have been blessed to watch and participate in the stunning process of our sons growing to be mature men of integrity. We no longer worry about them as we once did. So last year, as we were updating our wills, we decided to leave a legacy to The Seattle School in order to participate with God in the transformative work of the school.
Randee and I were first introduced to the school through counseling with Dan Allender and benefitting from his conferences and books – all of which brought significant change to our lives and our marriage. Four years ago we transplanted cross-country so I could enroll at The Seattle School. Leaving a legacy to the school represents our deep gratitude to God and to the men and women, professors and staff at the school who have battled on our behalf. Through my journey at The Seattle School, the space within myself has grown exponentially, which has allowed for God to become bigger within me. He takes up more space inside me, and for that, Randee and I will be eternally grateful.
Why did we make a legacy gift to The Seattle School? More so, the question was, why not? God is on the move at The Seattle School and we know our gift will support the transformation He is bringing about through it. We very much feel that everything we have belongs to God. We’re learning to hold things more lightly than we have in the past. We trust this wild and passionate God more and in doing so, we want to follow more closely where He is leading. So again my question would be…why not leave a legacy to The Seattle School?
– Corinne & Randee Vance
Ways to Give
Make an online gift via credit card with our secure giving form.
Checks made payable to The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology may be addressed to the attention of the Advancement Office and mailed to 2501 Elliott Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122. If you would like your gift to be allocated to a particular fund, please include a note in the memo line.
If your company or organization has a matching gift program request a matching gift form and send it in with your gift. We’ll take care of the rest. The impact of your gift may be doubled or tripled! Some companies extend matching gift benefits to gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. Ask your Human Resources department today if you have a matching gifts program!
If you are visiting us for a gathering, event, or conference and would like to make a gift, we’d love to be able to thank you in person. We will ask you to provide your contact information with your gift to assist us in providing you a receipt.
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The generous and faithful investment of our donors allows our mission to be realized. There are many ways to give. Thank you for partnering with us in the work of transformation.