FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. Is my donation tax deductible? Your charitable gifts to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary are tax deductible in accordance with current law.
  2. I want to help, but really cannot afford to give right now. What can I do? Through careful financial and estate planning, with guidance from tax and legal advisors, you can make plans now for the seminary to receive your gift later. Deferred gifts may include life income plans such as Charitable Remainder Trusts, designating the seminary as an heir or insurance beneficiary, or memorializing a loved one through an endowment. An endowment is "the gift that keeps on giving," because the principal of the gift is invested for growth over time, producing interest which may be spent each year as designated by you, the donor.
  3. What does NOBTS provide? For Alumni of NOBTS, we have partnered with PhilanthroCorp, of Colorado Springs, to provide no cost, private and confidential estate planning services. PhilanthroCorp is a Christ-centered estate planning firm.  They do not sell anything. NOBTS pays a fee for their services to you, our alumni.  For more information, call the Office for Institutional Advancement at 504-816-8145 or simply call Susan at PhilanthroCorp and she will schedule a phone visit with one their estate specialist.  Call 800-876-7958 today!
  4. Do you accept gifts from credit cards? Yes, we accept donations form credit cards, In fact, you may click on the “Make a Gift” button at the top of this page to give on-line. We honor credit cards from the Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover financial networks.
  5. My employer will match donations that I make to my favorite charity. Will the seminary accept contributions from charitable gift-matching programs? Yes, we will be happy to work with you and your employer for matching gifts.

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"Money should never come between a student and God's calling."