Trusting God's Promise

For the Church, For the World.

The Lead Boldly campaign addresses opportunities which will expand our impact through creative and innovative ways to meet the changing needs of the church. Our bold vision is focused on new programs and physical enhancements, as well as providing annual and endowed scholarships to remove financial barriers for students who would otherwise be unable to serve.

Campaign Goal: $28 Million

Campaign Results

$20.45 Million Raised

Campaign Priorities

SCHOLARSHIPS & ANNUAL FUND

$19,000,000

INNOVATION & RENOVATIONS

$9,000,000

Download the 2021-2022 campaign brochure, donor list or class challenges.

DONOR LIST

IMPACT

Your generous support of this campaign will:

FUND ANNUAL & ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

Remove financial barriers for students and increase the number of candidates for rostered ministry for the church.

LAUNCH NEW PROGRAMS AND PHYSICAL ENHANCEMENTS

Launch programs designed to meet future needs of the church and future challenges of church leadership.

DEEPEN OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY

Increase our ability to serve faith communities in ethnic-specific, multicultural, urban, and rural areas.

Fritschel Hall Renovation

Funding Goal: $6 Million

Renovation Development Highlights

Library of the Future

Library redesigned for the 21st century. The renewed space will incorporate cutting-edge technology, small group ‘huddle’ spaces, and permit more open flow between all areas.

Advanced Technology

Our newly remodeled classrooms allows our deeply relational faculty to engage simultaneously with students on campus and across the country.

Community

Fritschel Hall will not just be an academic building but a space which through its design inspires and facilitates community for ALL students, both those who learn from a distance and in person.

Deeper Collaboration

Our newly remodeled classrooms allows our deeply relational faculty to engage simultaneously with students on campus and across the country.

Learn more about the Fritschel Hall Renovations and naming opportunities.

Wartburg’s Innovation Fund

Funding Goal: $3 Million

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Innovation Development Highlights

Groundbreaking Programs

Launch of groundbreaking programs such as the accelerated BA/MDiv, congregationally based seminary education, and a new ordination track for leaders from underrepresented communities.

Planning Process

A refined planning process, rooted in spiritual discernment and assessment, allows ideas to generate from a variety of stakeholders and be tested through disciplined steps of development, piloting, and integration into the WTS curriculum.

Donor participation

Provide financial support to specific new pilot programs, or to under gird the overall process of launching new programs.

Annual Fund & Scholarships

Funding Goal: $19 Million

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Fund and Scholarships Highlights

Annual Scholarship Fund

Scholarships awarded to Wartburg students have increased 224% (2015-2020). While enrollment doubled during this time, total student borrowing declined by 78%. To keep this momentum, we aim to generate an additional $1 million annually in new scholarship funding.

Wartburg Annual Fund

Your faithful gifts to the Wartburg Annual Fund provide for our dedicated faculty, facilitate our advanced technology, and under gird the support systems that nurture our students.

Scholarship Endowment

Allows you to establish a permanent legacy for a person or congregation which becomes part of our prudently managed Wartburg Seminary Endowment.

GIVE SUPPORT

Partner with us as we make this exciting vision a reality.

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OUR TEAM

We are ready to answer any questions about how you can make an impact.

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MORE INFO

Types of gifts, details on priorities, see campaign leadership

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RESOURCES

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