Graduate Theological Union

Areas to Support

Two studentsThe GTU forges leaders and educators who address issues of religious pluralism and difference in local communities, the nation, and the world, and act as powerful catalysts for finding solutions to geopolitical, economic, and social problems. There are many areas where your gift will make a difference!

GTU Annual Fund Gifts to the GTU Annual Fund provide unrestricted financial support for the GTU’s important work. They provide student scholarships; update equipment; acquire special collections for the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library; and fund innovative programs in Islamic studies, Jewish studies, women's studies in religion, and Asian religions, cultures, and theologies. Donate to the GTU Annual Fund now.

Student Scholarships Tuition for first- and second-year doctoral students is approximately $30,000 per year. Your gifts lighten the financial burden for these talented students who have so much to offer the world. Give to scholarships now.

Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies (CJS) Gifts to The Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies support courses in Jewish Studies for students throughout the GTU; the University of California, Berkeley; and the wider community. Support the Center for Jewish Studies now.

Center for Islamic Studies (CIS) Gifts to The Center for Islamic Studies help scholars and students of many faiths understand Islam as a living world religion. Through its certificate program and work in the community, the center emphasizes interaction among contemporary Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities. Give to the Center for Islamic Studies now.

Mira and Ajay Shingal Center for Dharma Studies (CDS) Gifts to The Center for Dharma Studies help scholars and students from the Hindu and Jain Dharmic heritage communities and from many other traditions understand Dharma in its multidimensional richness. Through its certificate program, and MA & PhD degree programs, the Center emphasizes the study, teaching, and research on the Dharma Traditions as spiritual and practical resources for engaging the challenges of a complex global reality. Support The Center for Dharma Studies now.

Center for the Arts & Religion (CARe) Gifts to The Center for the Arts & Religion (CARe) promote scholarship, reflection, and practice in the arts and religion, serving the Graduate Theological Union and benefiting the broader community. CARE presents exhibitions and public programs in the Doug Adams Gallery, offers courses in the arts and religion, and organizes a variety of arts and religion events and activities. Give to The Center for the Arts & Religion now.

Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS) Gifts to the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS) promote the continuing dialogue between the fields of theology and science. Your donation to CTNS supports innovative teaching, public programming, faculty research, student scholarships, and other efforts to bridge theology and science. Give to the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences now.

The Berling-Holder Fund for Interreligious Education Your gifts to the Berling-Holder Fund will be used to enhance interreligious education at the GTU, though special projects, research, guest lectures, consultations, courses, and other activities. This fund was established in 2016 to honor the exceptional contributions of retiring former GTU Academic Deans Judith Berling and Arthur Holder. Give to the Berling-Holder Fund for Interreligious Education now.

Flora Lamson Hewlett Library Your gift supports the GTU’s Flora Lamson Hewlett Library — one of the most comprehensive theological libraries in the country, providing service for future parish ministers, seminary educators, scholars, and community leaders. Give to the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library now.

All areas of the GTU can receive endowment gifts, which support the GTU in perpetuity. You can designate gifts for scholarships, specific programs, or faculty positions with a minimum gift of $25,000. Whatever you choose to support, you can rest assured that your gift will make it possible for the GTU to continue its important work for years to come. For more information contact the Advancement Office via email or by phone at 510/649-2425.