Endowment Giving

Brite is dedicated to providing the highest academic excellence. Endowment support allows us to provide scholarships that help students answer their call to ministry and ensures our ability to attract and maintain talented faculty who are committed to leadership through teaching and active scholarship.

Endowment gifts sustain Brite’s mission and needs in perpetuity. When you provide endowed gifts, you are contributing to a permanent financial resource with managed investment funds. Brite’s Board of Trustees maintains a designated and limited draw (projected to be approximately 5 percent) on combined invested funds to ensure the long-term viability and health of the seminary.

Endowment funds support scholarships, professorships, endowed chairs, and other valued programs. These funds provide a legacy of support as Brite honors the donor on individuals the donor wishes to honor through a named endowment.

Named endowment support:

ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Minimum Gift: $25,000
Scholarships provide tuition assistance for students who need financial support to attend seminary.

MINISTERIAL EDUCATION FUND
Minimum Gift: $25,000
Ministerial Education Funds are named endowments used for, but not limited to, tuition assistance.

MASTERS STIPENDS
Minimum Gift: $100,000
Masters stipends are designed to supplement living expenses and other educational needs as exceptional students prepare for vocations in ministry.

PH.D. STIPENDS
Minimum Gift: $200,000
Ph.D. stipends are designed to supplement living expenses and other educational needs as doctoral students prepare for vocations in teaching and scholarship.

ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIPS
Minimum Gift: $2 million
Professorships help to underwrite the salary of a faculty member.

ENDOWED FACULTY CHAIRS
Minimum Gift: $3 million
Faculty chairs underwrite the salary of a senior faculty member of established national or international reputation.