A gift to the Seminary is a very special way to honor the memory or life of someone important to you. These gifts are generally given to the Seminary’s unrestricted fund, but can be designated for a special project or fund. Honor and memory gifts may be made online or by contacting the Seminary’s Advancement office (412-924-1376) or by e-mail to nhammond@.pts.edu.
The Rev. Dr. Stephen L. Polley died Feb. 13, 2013. In 1954, he earned his Bachelor of Divinity from Pittsburgh-Xenia Seminary and his Master of Theology in 1959. In 1975, he received his Doctor of Ministry from Pittsburgh Seminary, where he was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award for Pastoral Service in 2002. He served on the Seminary's Board of Directors from 1989-1991. In 2003, he was awarded emeritus status. The Rev. Polley also served on the Alumnae/i Council from 1995-2009. Additionally, he served on the Seminary's World Mission Initiative's Advisory Board.
The Rev. Dr. Robert L. Kelley Jr. ’51 died Oct. 30, 2013. Bob dedicated his life to teaching and preaching the gospel of Christ Jesus. He served Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with a joyful heart throughout his more than 63-year affiliation as an alumnus, faculty member, and leader on the Seminary’s board of directors. Respected by all, he offered biblical insight, genuine hope, and Christ-like encouragement to seminary students and church congregations for more than six decades. In honor of Bob’s witness and service to the Lord, Pittsburgh Seminary is seeking to fund an endowed student aid scholarship in his name. Tribute gifts to this scholarship fund honoring Dr. Kelley may come in the form of cash, deferred estate gifts, securities, and/or a qualified retirement plan.
The Rev. George E. Tutwiler was organist/choirmaster and instructor in church music and United Methodist Studies at Pittsburgh Seminary for 30 years. An ordained elder in The United Methodist Church, George served area churches as associate pastor/minister of music for nearly four decades, and as national director of the Committee on Seminary and Denominational Relations. Widely known as a recitalist, conductor, clinician, and lecturer, he was dean of the American Guild of Organists’ Pittsburgh Chapter. In honor of George Tutwiler’s witness and service to the Lord, Pittsburgh Seminary is seeking to fund an endowed student aid scholarship in his name. Tribute gifts to this scholarship fund honoring Rev. Tutwiler may come in the form of cash, deferred estate gifts, securities, and/or a qualified retirement plan.