Fuller Seminary is excited to announce the completion of a record year in fundraising, with $45 million in new gifts and pledges—including $28.1 million in cash—received between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. In addition, the number of new donors to the seminary increased by 6.5 percent from the previous year.
This good news creates positive momentum as Fuller enters the public phase of a $150 million comprehensive campaign. The past year’s giving brings the campaign total to nearly $123 million as of July 1.
“We’re so grateful to Fuller’s global network of friends and alumni who’ve stepped up to support the seminary in this way,” said Ken Erffmeyer, senior vice president for advancement at The Fuller Foundation. “Their generosity means Fuller can continue to provide indispensable, formational education for diverse Christian leaders everywhere. This will ensure that more people around the world will know the joy of a Christ-filled life.”
With the theme “Transforming Hope,” the campaign is focused on raising money for five key areas: student scholarships, faculty support, Fuller’s innovative Leadership Formation Division, technology and facilities upgrades for the Pasadena campus, and unrestricted support/where needed most.
The Transforming Hope campaign coincides with the 75th anniversary of the seminary’s founding. In 1947, radio evangelist Charles E. Fuller and a group of friends joined together to start Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. It has become one of the largest non-denominational seminaries in the world, serving a dynamic global learning community by offering graduate-level degrees through its two schools, accessible courses through FULLER Equip, and free resources for a deeply formed spiritual life through FULLER studio.