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Giving FAQ

Yes! Berkeley School of Theology is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Yes, within one week of your gift a tax receipt will arrive by US mail, and annually you will receive a statement of your total giving for the tax year.

Giving online is safe, secure, and does not incur additional fees. However, we understand that you may prefer not to use the online portal. To donate by phone, call Sam Fielder at 510.841.1905 ext. 246.

Yes, of course. Send your donation to Berkeley School of Theology, 2606 Dwight Way, Berkeley CA 94704.

Absolutely, the online donation form makes that easy. If you mail your donation, send us a note so that we can help you honor your loved one.

Yes, please make those arrangements with either Angela Barker Jackson, VP Advancement (ajackson@bst.edu or 510.841.1905 ext. 239 ) or Yvonne Watson, VP Finance (ywatson@bst.edu). If you would like to create a legacy scholarship fund, we can also assist you with that.

Givers of “small gifts” are the backbone of our fundraising efforts. You can especially make an impact through monthly giving. To give online, simply choose “monthly” for the frequency, and then name your gift amount. You get to be part of an exclusive group of special givers!

Yes! BST accepts gifts of transferred stock and retirement account funds, real estate and property, bequests and estate gifts, life insurance, and more. Contact Angela Barker Jackson, VP Advancement (ajackson@bst.edu or 510.841.1905 ext. 239) to learn more about our gift acceptance policy and how you can join others in Friends of Tomorrow, BST’s planned giving society.