Winifred B. Gaines Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Winifred B. Gaines Scholarship honors the life and ministry of the Rev. Canon Winifred B. Gaines and benefits an ordination track-student who demonstrates financial need.

The Rev. Canon Winnie Gaines graduated from CDSP in 1978 and became the first woman to be ordained to the priesthood in Northern California. Her husband, Bob Gaines, established the Winifred B. Gaines Scholarship Endowment with a $100,000 gift to support seminarians from that diocese.

Bob Gaines’ gift is a challenge grant, and supporters, alumni and friends are encouraged to help meet the challenge with a gift of any size.

Your generosity provides students with high-quality, community-based formation that integrates scholarship, reflection, worship, spirituality, and the practice of ministry. We are grateful for your support.

CDSP is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit (Tax ID# 94-1156508). Unless otherwise specified in a gift acknowledgment letter, no no goods, services, or benefits are given to donors in exchange for contributions. Contributions are deductible as allowed by law. Please consult your tax advisor or the IRS about specific requirements for tax-deductible gifts.

If you have any questions about making a contribution, would like to change or cancel a recurring gift, or are requesting a gift acknowledgment and tax receipt, please contact us at or (510) 204-0740.