When you share your support, you are making an investment in the extraordinary future of our Seminarians. Because of you, our students have gone on to transform the places where they live, work and worship; the impact of that transformation is as broad and far reaching as our student body.
We have a deep devotion to diversity – our students represent 20 denominations, come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, are 50 percent female, more than 70 percent people of color, and one out of every five of our students was born outside of the United States.
Donate now to help us provide more scholarships, financial aid and other necessary resources to help all who are called translate their gifts into faithful Christian ministry. Click here to read about how your support has helped a deserving student.
You can choose a particular fund to support, like our Annual Seminary Fund, or you can donate to one of our Building a New Future Campaign initiatives. There are many donation opportunities and ways to give. Our Development team is always available to help you explore the many ways your gifts can impact students now and in the future.
Ways to Give
Thank you for supporting our Seminarians! You can (make a secure donation online) using a debit or credit card, or you can mail a check or money order to NBTS at 35 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.
The Seminary also gratefully accepts gifts of stocks, bonds or other securities, retirement plan assets and real estate, as well as bequests. Let us show you how planned giving can support your personal objectives such as tax benefits, income for life and estate planning. Those who provide for the Seminary in their estate plan become members of The Livingston Society. To join The Livingston Society, contact our Development team.
Any way you choose to give, you help ensure that New Brunswick Theological Seminary can carry out its mission and ministry now and for many years to come.
Gifts of Cash
The most popular way of making a gift to New Brunswick Theological Seminary is the simple cash gift. The amount of the cash gift can be deducted from your income tax return, if you itemize your deductions.
Some donors choose to make cash gifts over multi-year period, based on an initial written pledge that outlines the amount and payment schedule for the gift.
To make a gift of cash, make your check payable to New Brunswick Theological Seminary and send it to:
Ramona Larsen, Development Associate
New Brunswick Theological Seminary
35 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1196
Gifts of Stocks
To make a gift of stocks, bonds or other securities, which are worth more than when you acquired them, you will maximize your tax benefit by transferring them directly to New Brunswick Theological Seminary. You will receive fair market value for your gift based on the date of your gift and, in most cases, avoid capital gains taxes on the appreciated value. If you were to sell your securities and then make a cash contribution, you might be liable for capital gains tax on the appreciated investment. The following steps will ensure a smooth transfer and acknowledgement of your stock gift:
- Please call the Development Office at 732-247-5241 x 350 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know the date you will be transferring securities and the name and number of shares. This will help us to correctly identify, your record and acknowledge your gift.
- Your brokerage firm may transfer your gift directly into the NBTS account at UBS Financial Services. The NBTS account is EY2373024, and the DTC number is 0221. Our account representative is Diane Silvestri. If you, or your broker, wish to speak with her she can be reached at 908-470-6234.
- Should you require it, our U.S. federal identification number is 22-1994554.
More than 1,000 companies help to increase the gifts of their employees (and sometimes retirees) by matching their gifts. For every dollar you give to New Brunswick Theological Seminary, your employer may match it.
What do I need to do?
Simply fill out a matching gift form from your employer and send it with your gift to New Brunswick Theological Seminary. We will complete the form and process it through your employer. They will in turn send a donation to New Brunswick Theological Seminary if the gift matches their qualifications.
If you own real estate that has increased significantly in value since you purchased it, you may find that capital gains tax may be a significant issue upon the sale of the property. When making a gift of real estate to New Brunswick Theological Seminary, you may qualify for a charitable income tax deduction based on the property’s full appreciated value — up to thirty percent of your adjusted gross income in the year the gift was made. Any unused charitable deduction may be carried forward for the succeeding five years. A gift of real estate will help you avoid capital gains tax.
Insurance you no longer need to protect you or your family can be the basis of a charitable gift to New Brunswick Theological Seminary.
When donating a paid-up policy, you are eligible for an income tax deduction based on the replacement cost of the policy or the cost basis — whichever is lower.
When donating a policy that is not fully paid, you receive a charitable deduction for the approximate cash surrender value or the cost basis, if lower. If you continue paying the premiums, these payments can also be deducted.
If you wish, you may also obtain a new policy naming New Brunswick Theological Seminary as the beneficiary. A tax deduction may be claimed for the amount of premium payments, if the School is both the owner and beneficiary of the plan.
Planned Giving – Livingston Society
Those who provide for New Brunswick Theological Seminary in their estate plan become members of The Livingston Society. The Livingston Society is named for Dr. John Henry Livingston, the Seminary’s first Professor of Sacred Theology, appointed in 1784 and inaugurated May 19, 1785. It honors those who follow Dr. Livingston’s faith, leadership, and commitment to the mission of the Seminary by establishing a planned gift to provide the resources to prepare present and future seminarians. To discuss your bequest or other opportunities for planned giving, please call Ramona Larsen, Development Associate at 732-247-5241 ext. 350 or email email@example.com.
You can also mail in your request to:
New Brunswick Theological Seminary
35 Seminary Place
New Brunswick NJ 08901
Three general types of bequests
A simple bequest leaves a specific dollar amount or percentage of one’s estate.
The residual bequest allows you to provide for loved ones first, and then with residual or remaining funds you may designate a bequest to the Seminary.
The contingent bequest is for those who wish to provide for their living relatives.