Planned Giving

By making a planned gift, you can make a significant gift to Berkeley to address some of the Church’s and most pressing issues through the formation of its future leaders—and gain financial and tax benefits for you and your family.  Whether you are planning for retirement, looking to provide for a loved one, or seeking to maximize your gift and impact, there are many methods of giving that can benefit you while supporting Berkeley.

You can support excellence in teaching, spiritual formation, and student life at Berkeley by including a bequest to the seminary in your will. Donors who leave such bequests have shaped Berkeley throughout its history and are critical to the seminary’s future.

Rainey Dankel

“In one of my first meetings as a student at Berkeley, I remember learning that the tuition we paid all went to Yale Divinity School, not to Berkeley. Since I had a background in public radio and municipal management, I knew the challenges of raising money for operating expenses as well as special projects. I decided then that I would help support Berkeley as best I could. So, in addition to making contributions to the Annual Fund each year, I have designated Berkeley as a beneficiary in my will. 

I treasure my experiences at Berkeley, and I want others to be able to benefit from this extraordinary place. At a time when other institutions are unable to continue residential programs, Berkeley is providing an amazing opportunity for in-person learning, formation, and worship, while working to expand support for graduates and the church as a whole with continuing education. I am glad to have a small part in helping to assure Berkeley’s future.”

–The Rev’d Rainey Dankel ’11 MDiv

Contact Jonathan Taylor

Please contact Berkeley’s Director of Advancement Jonathan Taylor for more information.