Donation Day: Generations of Giving

The Seminary Guild gets together for their first meeting of the academic year.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—Donation Day at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, is coming up on Tuesday, October 9. This annual event has a history that goes back well over a hundred years, nearly to the first days of the Seminary itself. Begun by the wife of one of the Seminary’s first presidents, Donation Day is sponsored by the Seminary Guild, which exists to encourage and meet the needs of her students.

The day will begin in the Student Commons at 9 a.m., followed by chapel service at 10 a.m. where visitors will worship together with the rest of the Seminary community in Kramer Chapel. LWML Mission Grant Presentations follow the service, after which all will be welcome to fellowship with students and faculty over coffee. Donation Day also includes tours of the Food & Clothing Co-ops, a keynote speech from the dean of students, the Rev. Dr. Gary Zieroth, as well as a lunch with a fashion show, where families of seminarians model outfits from the Clothing Co-op. It is also an excellent opportunity to drop off any food or clothing items you or your church has collected for the Co-ops.

Please join the women of the Seminary Guild as they show you all that your generosity – from your time to your donations – has done and is doing to support your future pastors and deaconesses. Cost for registration is $12.00 per person, and groups may request to sit together at lunch. For questions or to RSVP, email or call 260.485.0209. You can also learn more about the work of the Seminary Guild at