Northeastern Circle

Faith transformed for service

The circle is a symbol of inclusion, wholeness and infinity. Today, over 189 men and women make up the Northeastern Circle. These alumni and friends of the Seminary choose to give between $500 and $100,000 per year and make a huge impact on our students. Each gift helps students balance family, work, ministry, and study as they prepare for ministry with the support of caring faculty and staff. When you're in the Circle, you are connected to the President, faculty, staff and students. You received exclusive benefits, invitations to special events and opportunities to expand your network. You are part of a special group of people who are connected by the many ministries Seminary students and alumni embody and the mission the Seminary inspires.  

To become a Northeastern Circle partner, we ask that you make a gift of $500 or more each year and pray regularly for the Seminary, its students, faculty and staff. We have also started a new plan that automatically enrolls students when they graduate! Then for each year after graduation, partnership can continue with giving that increases as listed below or at a faster rate if the donor so chooses.

First Year: Free
Second Year: $100
Third Year: $300
Fourth Year: $400
Fifth Year: $500

Benefits for Northeastern Circle members:

  • Welcome gifts such as a Northeastern Circle pin and Northeastern Circle socks
  • Name listed as a member of the Northeastern Circle on the Seminary website
  • Free admission to one Conference on Ministry event per year
  • Invitations to exclusive events such as the Circle Banquet
  • Quarterly letters from the President
  • Free one-year membership to the Voller Athletic Center—Application form is available at Print and take to the VAC to have your membership card created.
    Questions? Contact Michele Lupo at
  • Two free tickets to a Performing Arts Series event or discount on theatrical shows. For more information visit the Cultural Life Center website at or contact Marcey Colopietro at
  • Access to the Golisano LibraryContact or 585.594.6949 to get a library card and tour of the library
  • 10 percent discount to the campus bookstore—Simply instruct the bookstore cashier that you are a member of the Northeastern Circle