Giving Tuesday


Click here to support St. Vladimir’s Seminary on #GivingTuesday

The Challenge     

It takes a lot to become a priest—dedication, sacrifice, humility, perseverance, and more. But it also takes YOU. Without you, educating and training servants for the Orthodox Church simply isn’t possible. 

This Giving Tuesday, December 1, 2020, will you help cover the cost to educate just TWO seminarians each year, $125,000? Click HERE to donate.

Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) is not funded by any church institution or by the government, so we rely on the generosity of donors each year to raise funds to operate the Seminary and train seminarians. It takes approximately $62,775 to train one seminarian each year—and SVOTS pays around 82% of that cost itself to make outstanding seminary education and formation available to all who are called to serve Christ and his Church. That’s where you come in! Seminarians and their families have left careers, homes, and more to follow Christ to Seminary, even in these uncertain and trying times. Will you ensure their education is paid for?

And, when you give to St. Vladimir's, you give twice! This year, the Seminary will tithe 10% of the funds raised on Giving Tuesday to Reconciliation Services in Kansas City, MO, led by St. Vladimir’s Alumnus Fr. Justin Mathews (Class of ’07).

How to Donate?

Support St. Vladimir’s with a gift of any size!

  • Give online anytime between 12 a.m and 11:59 p.m. EST on December 1, 2020
  • Give over the phone – we’ll be here at 914-961-8313 x317 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. EST (send an email to GivingTuesday@svots.edu after 10 p.m. EST)
  • Mail us your check dated December 1, 2020, to 575 Scarsdale Rd, Yonkers, NY, 10707 (it would help us if you write “#GivingTuesday” on the memo!)

How Can You Minister with Us?

Of course, you may donate any amount now ... but you may also encourage others to give by sharing why you gave. Follow us on social media for updates on our progress and “like” or share our #GivingTuesday posts.