Advancing religious literacy

Giving to Westar

“We have an ethical obligation as scholars of the New Testament to do what we can to share with people what we have learned about the history of the Christian tradition, and how such knowledge can inform our interest in living the good life—life according to the good—today.”

Roy Hoover, Westar Fellow

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Westar is more than an organization. It’s a community.


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Westar Institute is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supported by membership dues, event registration fees, planned gifts, and donations from thousands of friends—individuals and institutions alike—around the world. Donations are tax deductible in the United States.

There are many ways to support Westar’s mission. You can support the advancement of religious literacy by giving a one-time gift, planned giving, joining Westar activities, and/or becoming a member today.
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Ways to Give

Become a member
For only US $45 per year, you can join the Westar community and stay up-to-date on the latest scholarship about religion. You can also sign up a relative, friend, clergyperson, or seminarian to keep him or her up-to-date on scholarship about religion.

Make a one-time gift
Support the advancement of religious literacy with a one-time donation, with no other obligations.

Make a planned gift
You don’t have to be wealthy to make a planned gift! You can put a planned gift in place that costs you nothing during your lifetime.

The Robert W. Funk Donor’s Council recognizes those who have contributed $1000 or more in one year. Members are recognized (with their permission) annually in Westar’s magazine for members, The Fourth R.
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The John Dillenberger Heritage Society recognizes those who have named Westar Institute in a life insurance policy or other planned gift.
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