Endowment and Special Projects

Over the years, generous friends of EDS have made outright contributions or bequests to establish funds for special purposes or programs. Many others continue to make gifts to support the objectives of these funds, and we hope you will join us.

Contributions in the amount of $100,000 or higher for a particular purpose will be recognized as a Named Endowment Fund. Contributions or bequests designated for student scholarships that amount to less than this amount are added to a General Scholarship Fund, or to an existing fund designated by the donor.

A couple of funds that reflect some current needs and priorities of EDS are:

  • Absalom Jones Scholarship:  Established in 1986, the fund provides scholarships for African American students attending EDS and preparing for ordination in the Episcopal Church.
  • Jonathan Daniels Fellowship: Established in memory of Jonathan Daniels the fellowship is awarded annually to one or more students in accredited seminaries of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada for involvement in areas of social concern.

For more information on giving to these special projects, please email edsinfo@uts.columbia.edu or call (212) 280-1569.