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Donor Recognition through Giving Societies

The school is grateful to all who have made gifts and pledges, and to those who choose planned giving opportunities. Every gift helps to advance the educational excellence for which Andover Newton is known around the world. Learn more about our giving societies:

The Heritage Society

Planned Giving
The Heritage Society recognizes alums and friends who support Andover Newton through their estate plans or other planned gifts. The society includes hundreds of people who have made a legacy commitment to Andover Newton.

The Parrish Society

$10,000 and above
The society is named in memory of Frank T. Parrish, former chair of the Board of Trustees. His leadership, vision, and his steady commitment and generous support for Andover Newton, have inspired others to join him in sustaining and enhancing the work of this school.

The President's Council

$5,000 - $9,999
The President's Council honors the leadership and vision of the past presidents of both Andover Theological Seminary and Newton Theological Institution. The council serves as a tribute to those who shaped and continue to make an impact on the religious and educational life of this institution, the nation, and the world.

The Bingham Society

$2,000 - $4,999
Hiram Bingham (1789-1869) brought the gospel to the Hawaiian Islands in the nineteenth century. An 1819 graduate of Andover Theological Seminary, Bingham devised an alphabet for the Hawaiian language and was among the translators of the Hawaiian Bible. After returning to the United States in 1841, he spent the remainder of his life teaching, writing, and serving as pastor of the New Haven African Church.

The 1807 Society

$1,000 - $1,999
Founded in 1807 by Congregationalists, Andover Theological Seminary is the oldest independent graduate school of theology in the United States. The Andover plan of studies developed by the founders gradually became the model for all US theological education.

The Luther Rice Society

$500 - $999
Luther Rice (1783-1836) devoted his life to the missionary and education work of Baptists in America. He studied at Andover Theological Seminary from 1810-1812, and was ordained with classmate Adoniram Judson as one of the American missionaries. After traveling overseas with the Judsons, Rice returned to the United States and began a 20-year ministry promoting mission support and the education of Baptist clergy.

The Colby Society

$250 - $499
Gardner Colby (1810-1879) was a merchant, philanthropist, and treasurer of the Newton Theological Institution. Colby Hall and Colby Chapel on our campus bear his name, honoring his generosity and many years of service to the seminary.

The Century Club

$100 - $249
The Century Club celebrates the important partnership between vision and commitment. This support expresses belief in the ministry of Andover Newton and has helped ensure our vitality.

Friends

Gifts up to $99

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