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Hartford Seminary 

77 Sherman St 
Hartford, CT 06105

Mission and Programs


MISSION STATEMENT Hartford Seminary serves God -By preparing leaders, students, scholars and religious institutions to understand and live faithfully in today's multi-faith and pluralistic world; -By teaching, research, informing the public and engaging persons in dialogue; -By affirming the particularities of faith and social context while openly exploring differences and commonalities.


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Program Description:

Degree Programs: master of Arts; Doctor of Ministry; Cooperative Master of Divinity; International Doctor of Philosophy; Graduate Certificates. Certificate Programs: Black Ministries Program; Programa de Ministerios Hispanos (Hispanic Ministries Program); Women's Leadership Institute. Centers: Center for Faith in Practice; Duncan Black Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations; Hartford Institute for Religion Research.


  • B50 (Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities))
  • X90 (Interfaith Issues)
  • X05 (Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis)

Chief Executive Profile

Dr. Heidi Hadsell was named President of Hartford Seminary in 2000. She came to the Seminary from the Ecumenical Institute of the World Council of Churches, Bossey, Switzerland, where she served as Director since 1997. Dr. Hadsell has extensive experience in multi-cultural settings. She taught at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil; the University of Southern California; and the Ecumenical Institute before joining the faculty of McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, as Assistant Professor of Social Ethics in 1989. At McCormick, she became Dean in 1993 and Professor of Social Ethics in 1994. Dr. Hadsell has worked as a consultant to facilitate dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and also has worked with Plowshares Institute, which is based in Simsbury, CT, in its pilot immersion project for the globalization of theological education. She has published on a variety of subjects, including ecumenism, environmental ethics, creation theology, ethical issues of third world debt and debt forgiveness, women, and religion in Brazil.

Balance Sheet Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2016

Total Note: The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities also must be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.
Assets July 1, 2015June 30, 2016Change
Cash & Equivalent$497,576$563,603$66,027
Accounts Receivable$101,173$160,862$59,689
Pledges & Grants Receivable$678,052$736,145$58,093
Receivable/Other Due to changes in the 2008 Form 990, this data is no longer reported.$0$0$0
Inventories for Sale or Use$0$0$0
Investment/Securities Due to Changes in the 2008 Form, this value now includes Publicly Traded Securities as well as Other Securities. $43,503,363$41,735,549($1,767,814)
Investment/Other Due to various changes in the way this data is reported in the 2008 Form 990, it may not be possible to accurately compare this data from the 2008 form 990 against the same field on prior forms $0$0$0
Fixed Assets The 2008 form does not distinguish between LBE as investments and LBE as fixed assets. This value is equivalent to the sum of both line items on earlier forms (Part IV line 55 plus line 57). $1,988,578$2,062,675$74,097
Other Program Related Investments is now a separate field on the new form, Part X-13(A) and (B). $4,090,285$4,039,726($50,559)
Total Assets:$50,859,027$49,298,560($1,560,467)

LiabilitiesJuly 1, 2015June 30, 2016Change
Accounts Payable$249,338$255,507$6,169
Grants Payable$0$0$0
Deferred Revenue$176,549$162,462($14,087)
Loans and Notes The value on this line may now include payables to former employees, disqualified persons and unrelated third parties. $0$0$0
Tax-Exempt Bond Liabilities$0$0$0
Other Due to various changes in the way this data is reported in the 2008 Form 990, it may not be possible to accurately compare this data from the 2008 Form 990 against the same field on prior forms $0$0$0
Total Liabilities:$425,887$417,969($7,918)

Fund Balance:$50,433,140$48,880,591($1,552,549)

Basic Information

  • This organization is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity.
  • Financial information in this report is derived from the organization's June 30, 2016 Form 990.


Dr.  Heidi  Hadsell 


The Rev. Dr. Jonathan Lee, Chief Development Officer


806 -5099556


860 -5099509



Year Founded: Information not available
Ruling Year:1950
Fiscal Year End Date: June 30, 2016
Assets: $49,298,560
(from Jun 30, 2016 Form 990)
Income: $5,139,896
(from Jun 30, 2016 Form 990)
No. of Employees:93

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