May 10, 2024 Print This Article

Seminary raises record $60k for Give STL Day

Gifts were matched up to first $25k raised

Give STL Day Thank You

ST. LOUIS, May 10, 2024—In a special campaign that culminated Thursday, local and nationwide supporters of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis stepped up once again to advance the Seminary’s vital mission through Give STL Day, an online annually recurring giving event organized by the St. Louis Community Foundation for the benefit of St. Louis-based nonprofits.

Some 170 donors made gifts totaling $60,065. Gifts were matched dollar-for-dollar up to the first $25,000 raised.

“We give thanks to God for the donors who made a special gift on Give STL Day and for all of our donors who make a difference for our students and the mission of this institution all year long,” said Vicki Biggs, senior vice president of Seminary Advancement and chief communications officer. “It is the support of caring friends who make the Seminary’s mission possible, and we are deeply grateful for the love they show for our students and all that we do – all for the sake of the Gospel.”

Early giving began April 24 at the Give STL Day site, by phone and on the Seminary’s website.

Funds raised will help the Seminary further its mission of preparing pastors, deaconesses, missionaries and other church leaders for service in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod across the country and around the world.

“Give STL Day may be a local day of giving, but we received support from donors nationwide,” added Karla Meyer, director of annual giving and the Seminary’s Give STL Day campaign manager. “The impact that these supporters have in supporting the mission of Concordia Seminary is immeasurable.”

To learn more about the Seminary’s annual giving days, visit To make a gift, call 800-822-5287 or

About Concordia Seminary

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis provides Gospel-centered graduate-level theological education for pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars and other leaders in the name of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). To learn more, visit