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The Importance of Giving

"Your gifts enable the Seminary to prepare men and women to address timeless needs in an ever-changing world, without the oppressive burden of significant educational debt incurred while at Seminary."

The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.,
Dean and President,
Virginia Theological Seminary
   The Office of Institutional Advancement is responsible for Alumni/ae Affairs, Church Relations, and Development.
   The heart of Virginia Theological Seminary remains centered in community, where formation for ordained and lay ministry emphasizes the ministries of preaching, teaching, pastoral care, and social justice, all amidst a faithful life of prayer, worship, study and fellowship. At the same time, the Seminary reaches out to engage the needs of the Church and the wider world in many caring and creative ways.
   Since its founding in 1823, a tradition of generous giving has enabled Virginia Theoilogical Seminary to prepare the hearts and minds of those who bring the good news of Christ to the world. Today, Virginia Theological Seminary must grow to keep pace with the cost of its expanding mission. 



Virginia Theological Seminary
Institutional Advancement
3737 Seminary Road
Alexandria VA 22304

On Campus:
Sparrow Hall
Building #25 on the campus map.

Institutional Advancement Staff:

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Linda Dienno

    Linda Dienno 

    Vice President for Institutional Advancement
  • Photo of Shelagh Casey Brown

    Shelagh Casey Brown 

    Director of Alumni and Church Relations
  • Photo of Victoria Elie

    Victoria Elie 

    Capital Campaign Associate
  • Photo of Jennifer Greiner

    Jennifer Greiner 

    Director of the Annual Fund
  • Photo of James Hawkins

    The Rev. James Hawkins IV, Ph.D.  

    Co-Director, Bicentennial Campaign
  • Photo of Monina Pangan

    Monina Pangan 

    Administrative Assistant and Mailroom Manager
  • Photo of Debbie Townsend

    Debbie Townsend 

    Senior Development Associate
Ways of Giving - Annual Fund - Bicentennial Campaign - Staff

3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22304  |  Phone: 703-370-6600 or 800-941-0083 | Employee Directory