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Annual phonathon set to begin Feb. 8

January 14th, 2021

It’s the time of year when alumni and friends begin to see materials in their e-mail and snail mail boxes about Phonathon.

Phonathon 2021 begins Feb. 8, with student callers working through Feb. 28.

Phonathon has been taking place since 1980, when then-alumni director Edwin R. Stucky initiated the event.

Gifts made to Bethel College in response to Phonathon go directly to support Bethel students – through scholarships, academic program, campus ministries, recruitment, health and wellness initiatives, athletic equipment and fine arts programming, to name just a few. 

Phonathon callers will be contacting potential donors between Feb. 8-28. Contact the Office of Institutional Advancement or send a gift (for other than e-mail or online, the address is: Phonathon 2021, Bethel College, 300 East 27th St., North Newton, KS 67117; checks should be made payable to "Bethel College Phonathon 2021").

Any questions can be directed to Brad Schmidt at the above address, by calling 316-284-5252 or by e-mailing

Bethel is a four-year liberal arts college founded in 1887 and is the oldest Mennonite college in North America. Known for academic excellence, Bethel ranks at #14 in the Washington Monthly list of “Best Bachelor’s Colleges” and #26 in U.S. News & World Report, Best Regional Colleges Midwest, and earned its third-straight NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Gold Award, based on student service and academic achievement, all for 2020-21; is’s highest ranked Kansas small college with the highest earning graduates; has the #10 RN-to-BSN program in Kansas according to; and is #57 among 829 U.S. colleges and universities named by as “Best for Financial Aid,” as well as #23 “Safest College Towns in the U.S.,” ranked by for 2020-21. For more information, see

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