A planned gift to Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (BTSR) builds a strong foundation that will enable BTSR to continue preparing servant leaders for ministry in the 21st century.

Legacy gifts ensure that BTSR will carry forward the high standards of theological education including the premier quality of faculty, excellent facilities, equipment and resources for teaching and learning.

A planned gift, by a donor or arranged through a donor’s estate, is an extension of their generosity and partnership in BTSR’s mission during their lifetimes. Some of the ways you can set up a legacy gift to BTSR:

A bequest. Make BTSR a beneficiary in a new or revised will or add a codicil to an existing will.

A future gift from an IRA, pension or other qualified plan. Name BTSR as a beneficiary of such plans.

A gift annuity agreement. Enter into an agreement with BTSR for a charitable gift annuity or a deferred gift annuity to provide a life income for one or two lives.

An insurance policy. Make BTSR the sole or partial beneficiary of a life insurance policy. You could also gift ownership of a policy to BTSR for an immediate tax deduction.

A trust. A charitable unitrust or annuity trust can benefit you, the donor today and the seminary in the future. A revocable trust arrangement can also benefit BTSR in the future.

A life estate. Make a gift to BTSR of your home or farmland, retaining the use of the property during your lifetime.

If you are interested in arranging a time to explore your planned giving options, please contact Rob Fox, Vice President of Advancement, at (804) 204-1211 or

BTSR has now received many bequests that continue to help the seminary’s work educating women and men for Christian ministries. If you would like to include BTSR in your estate plans, you may want to use the language in one of the following examples:

“I give $________ to Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond for its general purposes.”

“I give $________ to Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond to be used for the following purpose: ______________________________________________________________.”

We encourage you to join the following persons who are among the many who have included BTSR in their estate plans and/or other deferred giving mechanisms:

Morris Ashcraft
Dan Bagby
Bernard Bass
Martha Baldridge
Janet and John Bryan
Russell T. Cherry, Jr.
Rose Brite Cravens
Kathleen Francis
Marilyn and Bob Glazebrook
Tom and Wendy Graves
Ida Mae Hays
Sarah Herring
Charlotte Hoover
Mary-Dan Kuhnle
Mary P. LaMoyne
Henry Langford
W. Randall Lolley
Bob Martin
Margaret May
Thomas McCann, Jr.
Marion and Tom Moak
Margaret and John Oliver
Maurine Patterson
Maybelle Payne
Jim and Paige Peak
Charles Pond
Sam Rutland
Mildred Schnieders
Elmo Scoggin
Virginia Shearon
Charles Sheets
Sarah and William White
Martha and Ohlen Wilson