Why Give?

Claremont School of Theology is committed to preparing religious leaders to serve in local churches, non-profit organizations and academia. After graduation our alumni/ae can be found throughout the United States and around the world Creating a Difference for the World We Live In.

Most of our students require financial aid to pursue their calling. Due to the generosity of our donors and alumni/ae many of our students are able to receive scholarships.

Beyond scholarship there are many other opportunities to support CST. We offer our students and alumni/ae one of the top theological libraries in the country. The extensive print and electronic resources are made possible in large part due to donations. Ten of our faculty positions were established due to the generosity of donors establishing endowed chairs.

Tuition covers just half of our operating costs each year. Without the generosity of our donors we could not continue to offer our students an academically rigorous education. Your gift will matter, regardless of your area of interest, or how you choose to give. Your gift allows the next generation of religious leaders and scholars to pursue their call to serve.

How to give

Your support makes it possible for our students to Create a Difference for the World We Live In. So we offer a variety of convenient options for you when making your gift.

If you have questions or need assistance at any point, please contact the Advancement Office at (909) 447-6361.

If you’d like to mail in a check made payable to Claremont School of Theology, just send it to the Advancement Office at 1325 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711

Or to make an over the phone credit card donation call (909) 447-2501.

A gift of appreciated securities can be a way to both support CST and reduce your tax liabilities. For complete instructions click here.
Some gifts will benefit CST today, while others are meant to provide support in the future.   Click here for information on a wide range of options including estate gifts, charitable gift annuities, life insurance and trusts.

Many employers offer a Matching Gift program to encourage their employees to contribute to their communities. You can double, or even triple your gift if your employer offers such a program.

Some companies match the gifts of spouses, retirees, and surviving spouses of retirees in addition to current employees. Check with your Human Resources Department to see if your company offers this benefit.

Donor Profile

Alumnus, Tony Ubalde, may be retired, but he certainly isn’t slowing down. In fact, after retiring from 37 years of ministry in the California Nevada Annual Conference, he decided it was time to direct his energy to elected office. He was first elected to the board of a community college district. Most recently, he was elected the president of both the Board of Education for Vallejo City Unified School District and Vallejo Community Access Television. For people who know him well, this isn’t a surprise. Throughout his life Tony has combined his passions for ministry and social justice, and elected office was a logical next step.

Tony received his Doctor of Religion from Claremont School of Theology in 1973. He says his degree has opened so many doors for him and he is extremely grateful for his experience at CST. When asked why he has been making contributions to the school for the past 36 years, he says, “Every morning my heart is swelling with joy that I can make a difference in this life, and CST has been crucial in my ability to do that.”