An endowed fund is a gift that creates a permanent legacy at Princeton Theological Seminary.  It is a permanently maintained fund as part of the general endowment of the Seminary and may be given an approved name and purpose at its Button - Give Onlineinception by the donor in consultation with the Seminary. Income from endowed funds is expended in accordance with the trustees’ spending policy.

The importance of endowed funds cannot be overstated—endowment income makes a seminary education affordable.  The first Seminary endowment, created in 1815, provided scholarship income to assist one student for one year.  Through certain bequests and larger gifts, a donor may memorialize or honor a friend or relative by establishing a scholarship, endowing a faculty chair, adding to a library collection, expanding program opportunities, or increasing their class's endowment or the Seminary’s general endowment.

For more information about endowment gifts, please contact Jaime L. Zamparelli, Vice President for Advancement, at 1.800.622.6767, extension 7750, or by email.







Your gift makes it possible for the Seminary to provide a deep and broad theological education to men and women preparing for ministry. Read about endowed programs that make a real difference in the ministry of the church.



Ken Wildrick, M.Div., 1958; Th.M., 1962
Technology, social media, and information sharing accelerate everything in today’s world, especially connecting with people. Read about how a simple introduction led to the establishment of The Elwin H. Smith Scholarship Endowment Fund, which is now worth $2.63 million. Your introductions matter! Read more.

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Hispanic Theological Initiative
The Hispanic Theological Initiative (HTI) identifies and prepares highly trained leaders who can articulate, model, and help teach values and ideas that inform and make an impact on Latina/o faith communities. HTI increases the presence of Latina/o faculty—especially tenured faculty—in seminaries, schools of theology, and universities.

Read about HTI’s 2011 Book Award winner and lecturer Dr. Sammy Alfaro, assistant professor of Christian studies at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. Alfaro was awarded the prize for his book Divino Compañero: Toward a Hispanic Pentecostal Christology (published by Pickwick Publications).