Two Ways to Contribute to the Friends of Goddard Chapel:
Make an online contribution. In Step 1, select “Other” from the school menu and enter “Friends of Goddard Chapel.”
Send check payable to Friends of Goddard Chapel by mail to:
Friends of Goddard Chapel
The Office of the University Chaplain
3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155
Contributions to our Friends of Goddard Chapel Wish List would include:
1. ENDOW THE UNIVERSITY CHAPLAIN’S POSITION.
“The Name” Professor of Religion and Society. The position of University Chaplain was established in 1979 by vote of the Trustees, but has its roots at the founding of Tufts College in 1852. The University Chaplain reports directly to the President of the University. Responsibilities include the spiritual, moral, and ethical leadership for the University, programming and outreach to all spiritual and faith traditions. Officiate at all the Memorial Services and University-wide events, pastoral, engaged and marriage counseling, administration of historic Goddard Chapel and promote relations with all the surrounding religious communities. Other duties are teaching in the Religion Department and guest lecturing in Medical Ethics at the Boston and Grafton campuses. The Chaplain is very active in the field of Medical Ethics, chairing the Institutional Review Board for human subject testing on the Medford campus and a committee member for the Tufts Medical Center. “The Name” Professor of Religion and Society would get much attention due to the Chaplain’s wide range of public meetings, author of five books (more to come), and numerous country-wide presentations.
2. GIFT OF CLIMATE CONTROL/AIR CONDITIONING/DEHUMIDIFIERS FOR GODDARD CHAPEL.
“The Name” Plaque for Environmental Generosity would be on permanent display in the Goddard Chapel Lounge. This gift would protect the historic Hook & Hastings organ and the priceless Steinway piano. It would also make the worship area of the Chapel more comfortable for all religious services, weddings, memorials and concerts year round.
3. ENDOWING A LECTURE SERIES OR AN ENTIRE PROGRAM.
“The Name” Fall and Spring lectures at Goddard Chapel or “The Name” Goddard Chapel Forum on….” Both events are well-attended events and speak to the Office of the University Chaplain’s outreach to all faith traditions and spiritual paths.
4. “THE NAME” GRANT FOR ALL ACTIVITIES OF THE GIVING CAMP AT TUFTS.
Six to eight times a year The Office of the University Chaplain sponsors The Giving Camp at Tufts for physically and mentally challenged children and adults Tufts’ students and “guests” engage in activities in the community that foster inclusion instead of exclusion.
5. “THE NAME” ORGAN AND PIANO MAINTENANCE FUND.
To support all the many concerts at Goddard Chapel; in particular, the semi-monthly Noontime Concert Series.