The mission of the BST depends on the generous contributions of alumni/ae, friends, churches, foundations and corporations. There are several ways you can give the BST including cash/checks, credit card, stock, property, or planned gifts. Gifts may be designated for specific funds or given to our Seminary Fund to help with the general expenses of the institution. BST is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. All gifts are tax deductible.


Seminary Fund – gifts to this fund help cover the costs of the institution such as program expenses, faculty and administrative salaries, facility maintenance, publications, insurance and other general operating costs.

Student Scholarship Fund – students who demonstrate financial need may receive a tuition grant up to 60% of the tuition cost. While the seminary has endowed scholarship funds, the financial needs of our students are greater than the funds generated by our endowment. The scholarship fund helps provide additional financial assistance to BST students. Endowed scholarships in honor of individuals can be established at $25,000.00 and above.

Capital Fund – where the annual fund helps to meet the ongoing care of the campus facilities, the Capital Fund helps the seminary meet special projects. In 2002, BST underwent a major capital project to renovate and seismic retrofit Gray Hall and Bratcher Hall, the two campus apartment buildings. Gifts to this fund help to offset the cost of this much needed project. If you would like information regarding wills, living trusts and basic estate planning, you may contact:

Melissa La Bouff
510-841-1905 x227

Matching Gifts Program

Thank you for considering the Berkeley School of Theology Matchings Gifts Program. Many employers have agreed to sponsor matching gifts programs throughout higher education. Additionally, some employers will match charitable contributions and or volunteer hours by their employees. To determine if your employer has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer’s name below.

Click here to determine if your employer has a matching gift policy.

If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. Berkeley School of Theology will then process the matching gift form. By requesting a matching gift form will tremendously impact the Berkeley School of Theology, in some cases doubled or tripled.

“Every good and every perfect gift is from above… ” (James 1:17)

Your gift will go a long way to meet the needs of our students who are responding to the call of ministry.