Who are the heroes of your faith?

Are they your parents, grandparents, or siblings? Quite possibly, they are a missionary, pastor, or another minister of the Gospel. How are you encouraged to keep the faith? What will you give to support the Gospel moving forward?

NOBTS and Leavell College prepare servants to walk with Christ, proclaim His truth, and fulfill His mission.

You can help in three easy steps...

  1. Explore and select where to give and how to invest in a way that matches your desired level of involvement.
  2. Commit to giving monthly, quarterly, annually, or through your estate plans.
  3. Receive exclusive communication, invitations to events, and more as part of our donor family.

Providence Fund

Some of the most valuable gifts to NOBTS & Leavell College are unrestricted donations.

The Providence Fund is the unrestricted annual fund for the Seminary

While the Seminary is committed to holding down the rate of tuition increases, it also pledges to maintain the highest standards of educational excellence. It costs approximately $60,000 a day for the Seminary to operate. Meeting our annual Providence Fund goal makes possible a balanced tuition structure while delivering first-class theological training.

The students, faculty, and staff rely on the personal support of alumni and friends. You can help them remain on track by donating to the Providence Fund.

Three ways to help

Providence Society

Recurring Monthly Sustainer Friends may join with a dollar a day or $30 per month. Alumni can give their graduate year (e.g., 2004 would donate $20.04). Faculty and Staff can set up a monthly payroll deduction. Monthly sustainers receive exclusive seminary updates.

Giving Tuesday

During the most significant day of generosity worldwide, you can make NOBTS and Leavell College part of your end-of-year giving plans with a gift on Giving Tuesday.

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Spring Giving Days

Maybe you have benefitted from someone’s generosity and would like to help spread the joy of their actions to others? Spring Giving Days opens the opportunity to come together to support the educational, spiritual, and personal experiences of current students and future grads.


Where to Give

Partner with NOBTS and Leavell College to prepare servants of Christ.

There is no greater calling for a Christian than the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:18-20.  Do you have the desire to invest in the lives of those called to full-time ministry? Explore five ways you can engage with NOBTS and Leavell College to prepare servants of Christ.


Leavell College Dean's Council


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Women's Auxiliary


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Foundation Board


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President's Circle


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DeMent Society


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How to Invest

Your forever investment in the Kingdom through the work of NOBTS and Leavell College.

Now & Later - The difference between an endowment and unrestricted gifts.

We want to help you learn the difference between endowments and unrestricted funds and how NOBTS and Leavell College use them to forward our mission. We hope the information we share helps you determine where you invest as you consider how your gift can best be used.

What is an endowment? An endowment is an institution's invested capital that generates interest earnings to be used, in perpetuity, to fund its mission.

What is the function of an endowment? As specified by you, an endowment supports scholarships, professorships, programs, buildings, and technology. If you are interested in investing but are uncertain where to begin, the unrestricted endowment that supports seminary operations is a worthy investment.

Hundreds of friends and alumni have added to the Seminary's endowment through the years to provide permanent support. Today's seminary students benefit from the endowment gifts of previous generations.  The future of NOBTS and Leavell College is now being created by the establishment of endowment gifts today.

Foundation Board

Sustaining the work of NOBTS and Leavell College in New Orleans.

NOBTS is strategically positioned in New Orleans by the Southern Baptist Convention.

There is no better place to learn how to share the Gospel and make disciples of all nations than in New Orleans, one of the most eclectic cities in the United States. Foundation Board members understand the importance of sustaining the Seminary’s work in New Orleans. They give generously to their endowment through their annual commitment of $5,000 to keep the technology, buildings, and grounds in the best condition possible.

Officers for 2023/2024

Mr. Jack Hunter
Vice Chair
Dr. Chris Townson
Recording Secretary
Dr. Jerry Pounds
Dr. Larry Lyon
Executive Secretary
Dr. Mike Wetzel

Member Benefits

  • Recognized membership in the Honor Roll of Donors
  • Quarterly newsletter and Foundation Board Facebook group
  • Invitation of annual Foundation Board Dinner and Meeting
  • New members are introduced and voted on at the annual meeting
  • Foundation Board membership gift
  • Invitation to the President’s Christmas Dinner

Become a Member

To begin, please fill out this form of inquiry, and a member of our Advancement Team will be in touch.

You may also request a paper copy of the form by contacting the Office for Institutional Advancement at (504)816-8224.

Legal Name: New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Foundation

Tax ID #: 72-6033670

Address: 3939 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70126

DeMent Society

Partner with NOBTS and Leavell College in the furtherance of God's Kingdom.

The DeMent Society recognizes and honors alumni and friends committed to the future of NOBTS and Leavell College through their wills and other planned gifts. The DeMent Society was named in honor of the first President Byron Hoover DeMent, who was asked to lead this Seminary in New Orleans in 1917.

Member Benefits

  • Recognized membership in the Honor Roll of Donors
  • Various communications throughout the year
  • Invitation of annual DeMent Society Luncheon*
  • New members are introduced at the annual luncheon
  • DeMent Society membership gift

*DeMent Society Luncheon

Each October, we hold the annual DeMent Society Luncheon to bring together DMS members, Seminary leaders, and current students to celebrate our members' investment and commitment to the future of NOBTS and Leavell College.

Become a Member

If you are interested in becoming a member of the DeMent Society, please fill out this form of inquiry, and a member of our Advancement Team will be in touch. 

You may also request a paper copy of the form by contacting the Office for Institutional Advancement at (504)816-8224.

Legal Name: New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Tax ID #: 72-0494592

Address: 3939 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70126

Legacy Brick

To create a lasting legacy, you must first resolve to pave the way.

Commemorate your Seminary experience or honor loved ones who helped you along the way.

Commemorate your Seminary experience or honor a loved one with a Legacy Brick or Premium Paver placed in Leavell Chapel’s Legacy Plaza. You may want to pay tribute to a special person who was a mentor to you during your time at NOBTS. Whatever the reason, the Legacy Brick Project helps you preserve those memories and inspire new ones.

In 2017, the Foundation Board of NOBTS and Leavell College generously donated the funding for the cast bronze seal. This gift allows a majority of proceeds from Legacy Brick purchases to immediately go to the Providence Fund, which positively impacts operational excellence and mitigates tuition and fee increases.

Next Deadline is Friday, April 5th, 2024

8" X 4" Classic Legacy Brick

You can honor your faith hero with a classic red brick to be installed on Legacy Plaza, located in front of Leavell Chapel. Your brick may contain three lines of personalized text. You may wish to pay tribute to a graduate, mentor, pastor, parent or father of your faith. Many alumni have purchased a brick commemorating their graduate year or field of study. Your brick and the tribute will last for generations to come. The brick cost is $250.

8" X 8" Premium Legacy Paver

You may wish to purchase a premium paver. Your paver will be placed adjacent to the bronze seal, the centerpiece of Legacy Plaza. The paver measures 8" x 8" and is $1000. It is a wonderful way to pay tribute to your faith heros. There is a limited number of pavers, so don’t delay your purchase.

Tribute Certificate

When you purchase a Legacy Brick or a Premium Paver, you can commemorate your donation with the purchase of a customized certificate of dedication. Each certificate costs $15 and is mailed to you ready for framing. Each certificate is a reminder of the legacy you have placed as tribute to your faith hero.

OUR MISSION is to serve and advance our alma mater by building relationships between NOBTS and its alumni.
OUR PURPOSE is to provide a mutually helpful relationship for the glory of God by strengthening connections with each other and our alma mater, through fellowship, communication, and service.

Alumni Resources

The NOBTS Alumni Association enables alumni to give back to NOBTS while receiving benefits designed to help our alumni family continue to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission. Annual association dues go into the Providence Fund to directly impact current students by offsetting tuition costs.
Join the Alumni Association

Membership offers these exclusive benefits

Audit classes for free
Access to ATLA Religious Database
Access to content provided by faculty (e.g., webinars)
Access to the REC Center for local alumni and alumni visiting campus
15% discount on conferences at NOBTS & Leavell College
Early registration for NOBTS & Leavell College conferences
15% discount on merchandise