Pittsburgh Theological Seminary FAQ

What is Called and how is it different from other crowdfunding sites?

Called is Pittsburgh Theological Seminary's dedicated crowdfunding site to help raise money for specific projects and initiatives. It's a unique way for PTS to share projects and initiatives with donors across the globe. Crowdfunding allows supporters to share their favorite projects through social media and email, encouraging others to support worthwhile projects.

One of the ways Called is different from other crowdfunding sites is the ability for project teams to keep all of the money raised, even if they don't meet their project goal. Since the gifts are processed by Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, you can be assured that your gift will go directly to the fund benefitting the project of your choice. Also, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a registered non-profit, unlike some other crowdfunding sites. This means your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law.  

Is my gift to a Called project tax-deductible?

All gifts to Called projects are considered gifts to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. If you itemize, your gift may be tax-deductible.

When will my credit card be charged?

Your credit card is charged immediately upon finalizing your gift on the site.

Will I receive a receipt for my contribution?

Yes. Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will email you an electronic receipt for your contribution shortly after you make your gift.

Can my employer match my gift to Called?

Yes! Please submit your employer's matching gift paperwork to the address below.

Can I send a gift by mail?

Yes. You can send your check to:

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

616 N. Highland Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15206

It is important to designate your gift in the memo line by noting the crowdfunding project you wish to support.

What is the institution's Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number?

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary's Tax ID number is 25-0965473.

Additional Questions? Please contact us!

We are happy to answer any additional questions you have about Called. Please contact Amanda Kile, Senior Development Officer, at akile@pts.edu or 412-924-1422.