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How do I send my gift?

Gifts can be sent to Mid-America in a variety of ways. You can mail your gift to the seminary at:
Mid-America Reformed Seminary
229 Seminary Drive
Dyer, IN 46311

If you are in Canada you can send your gift to:
Mid-America Reformed Seminary
P.O. Box 28081
Lakeport P.O.
St. Catharines, ON L2N 7P8

If you wish to donate online click here.

If you wish to donate via debit bank account click here and complete and return the form to Mid-America.

For all other gifts including gifts of stock, commodities or real estate email Mid-America’s Director of Development or call the seminary at 219-864-2400.


Why should I give to Mid-America?

Why should your stewardship include Mid-America? Our mission is to prepare pastors to declare the good news of Jesus Christ. This is good news that radically transforms the hearts and lives of those who believe. But “how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent?” (Romans 10)

Your gift to Mid-America has exponential worth. Each graduate will minister the hope and comfort of Jesus Christ to thousands around the world in their ministries. Your gift will help assure that people everywhere hear of the hope of the Bread of Life and that those who are weary may find rest.


I can only give a small gift.  Will it matter?

Absolutely! Did you also know that the wealthiest 10 percent of Americans account for only 25 percent of all charitable giving? When calculated as a percentage of income, those who earn less than $20,000 become twice as charitable as those who earn $100,000. Have you ever considered not giving because you don’t think your ‘small’ donation will make a difference? Small donations collectively have a huge impact and regardless of the size of your individual gift, it will make a difference. Every donation truly matters. Regardless of the amount we can contribute, the heart of the donor is what counts – that’s you.


Will I receive confirmation of my gift?

Yes, Mid-America will provide you with a written receipt of your gift.


How do I make a matching gift?

Matching gifts can greatly increase your charitable giving power. Many corporations encourage their employees to engage in charitable giving to non-profit organizations through a matching gift program. These programs are part of corporate charitable giving initiatives that not only encourage employee participation in charitable giving, but also extend the reach of the corporation’s charitable giving.

The most common type of corporate matching gift program involves a charitable gift to Mid-America and your employer will match that gift. You are generally required to obtain a matching gift form from your company’s Human Resources Department. Most companies have a number of eligibility requirements so make sure you meet those requirements. If you work for a company that has international operations and you work abroad, you will probably still be eligible to participate.

If you are retired you might be surprised to know that the company you worked for may still match your charitable gift even in retirement. Contact the company to find out if you qualify.

If you are not sure if your company has a matching gift program, start by contacting the Human Resources Department. Mid-America may also be able to tell you if your company has a matching gift program. You can email the Director of Development or call him at 219-864-2400.


Will Mid-America Protect my privacy?

Absolutely. Mid-America’s Board of Trustees has adopted a privacy policy to insure that your private information will remain private. You can see a copy of Mid-America’s privacy policy by clicking here.


Can I be certain that my gift will be properly used?

For donors it is often difficult to determine their gift will be used. We understand this difficulty and will provide any information you wish to know including audited financial statements. Mid-America is accredited by the ECFA, the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. If you would like any information email or call Mid-America’s Director of Development at 219-864-2400.


Does Mid-America have a Donor Recognition Program?

Matthew 6:3-4 says, “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” In seeking to be faithful to this admonition, Mid-America does not have a donor recognition program.


How Can I Obtain More Information on Giving or Planning?

To obtain more information on giving or planning you can send Mid-America’s Director of Development an email or contact him at 219-864-2400.


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