Gift Opportunities

Annual Fund

Invest in the mission of the school by contributing to our Annual Fund, the fund that supports the ongoing education of religious leaders grounded in multi-religious, counter-oppressive ministries in Unitarian Universalism and in the wider world. The Annual Fund is a primary source of support for the school, and allows us maximum flexibility to meet our highest-priority needs, including:

  • reducing the burden of debt on our hardworking students through scholarships,
  • sustaining our faculty’s transformative teaching and scholarship,
  • maintaining our beloved building and grounds,
  • nurturing our relationship with, and contributions to, the Graduate Theological Union,
  • investing in leading-edge educational technologies,
  • attracting talented and creative future religious leaders, and
  • amplifying our voice for justice in the wider world.

Contribute to our Annual Fund by joining the Starr King Sustainers (www.sksm.edu/joinsustainers) or make a one-time gift by visiting www.sksm.edu/donate.

*Photo Credit: Eric Schuman

*Photo Credit: Eric Schuman

Student Aid

A great way to make a direct impact in the life of our students is by contributing to our student aid fund. The cost of higher education is rising and our dedicated students make enormous financial sacrifices to follow their callings. With a gift to our student aid fund, you will help our students graduate with less debt and allow them to devote themselves more fully to their educations.

Contribute to Student Aid by joining the Starr King Sustainers (www.sksm.edu/joinsustainers) or make a one-time gift by visiting www.sksm.edu/donate.

The Dr. Ibrahim Farajaje Immersion Scholarship Fund

Named in memory of the beloved longtime Provost of Starr King School for the Ministry, this fund provides scholarships for Starr King’s innovative immersion courses. These courses take place here in the United States and abroad and they give students unique opportunities for experiential learning. For some students, however, the cost to participate in these rich opportunities can be a significant barrier. This fund helps to bridge that gap between what the student can afford and the cost of these transformative educational experiences.

Contribute to Immersion Scholarships by joining the Starr King Sustainers (www.sksm.edu/joinsustainers) or make a one-time gift by visiting www.sksm.edu/donate.

Balázs Fund

Named in honor of Francis Balázs, a Transylvanian writer, social reformer and Unitarian minister who attended the school in the 1920s, the Balázs Scholars Fund brings a Unitarian minister from Transylvania to study at Starr King every year. The Balázs Scholar infuses the education of each Starr King students with the deep faith, commitment and endurance of our Transylvanian Unitarian brothers and sisters, who live with the daily threat of religious and ethnic persecution.

Read more from Balázs Scholars about their Starr King experience and how it influenced their Transylvanian ministries.

Contribute to The Balázs Scholar program by joining the Starr King Sustainers (www.sksm.edu/joinsustainers) or make a one-time gift by visiting www.sksm.edu/donate.

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