Planned Giving

The J. Gresham Machen Society

An Invitation to Join The J. Gresham Machen Society

When J. Gresham Machen opened the doors of Westminster Theological Seminary in 1929, he made a generous commitment to support the training of men and women in theological education. Upon his death in 1937, Machen provided for the seminary through his family’s inheritance, helping cover the costs of every student’s education for more than two decades. His dedication has remained an inspiration and model for so many generous Christians to support Westminster by remembering us in their will.

In light of our founder’s legacy, we have formed The J. Gresham Machen Society, an exceptional group of individuals creating the same legacy as J. Gresham Machen for Christ, his church, and the worldwide kingdom. You can make this same impact on the next generation of theological student by joining the Society today.

Members are financial partners that have expressed their commitment to Westminster Theological Seminary through a very special and important form of financial support. They have named Westminster Theological Seminary as the beneficiary of a planned gift. Such gifts might include a bequest, appreciated securities, gifts of retirement accounts, gifts of life insurance and/or charitable income gifts, such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder unitrusts, charitable remainder annuity trusts.

Once you complete your estate plans, please fill out our member profile form to let us know. We would like to thank you for your generosity by welcoming you to The J. Gresham Machen Society.

Membership Benefits

Membership in The J. Gresham Machen Society is our way of saying thank you for your generosity. It includes the following benefits:

  • Special Invitations to Events
  • A monthly email with a free shipping code for WTSbooks.com
  • Subscription to the President’s Newsletter

The most important benefit you will receive from joining The J. Gresham Machen Society is the satisfaction derived from making a lasting contribution to our long-term success.