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Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Please contact any member of the development staff for additional information.


Give a one-time cash gift, or spread your gifts over a period of time. Give online via credit card using our secure form, or send a check to:

Development Office
Bethel College
300 E 27th Street
North Newton, KS 67117

Many corporations match employee gifts to educational institutions. Check if your employer has a matching gift program, obtain a form, and send it with your contribution. Some employers even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Monthly gifts via credit card or EFT


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Appreciated securities and real estate

Gifts of stocks, bonds, certificates of deposit or real estate can be transferred to Bethel by your broker or investment advisor. This is a tax-wise way of supporting the college.

IRA charitable rollover/QCD

If you are 70-1/2 or older, you can instruct your IRA plan administrator to transfer funds directly from your IRA to Bethel College, excluding the donated amount from your taxable income while satisfying your required minimum distributions for the year. Consult your IRA plan administrator for more information about a qualified charitable distribution.

Charitable trusts*

Irrevocably provide assets to a trust that pays income for life or a term of years. The assets will eventually benefit Bethel in a way that you determine.

Charitable gift annuities*

Share assets! Receive tax-free income, make a charitable deduction, and help Bethel.

Gift of property with life estate reserved*

Transfer property to Bethel with the understanding that you or your beneficiaries will receive income for life or a set number of years.


Designate a portion of your estate through your will.

Life insurance*

Name Bethel as beneficiary of a new or established policy and receive tax benefits through charitable deductions.

Retirement plan assets*

Name Bethel as the beneficiary of your retirement plan assets. You may receive significant tax savings.

* These gifts qualify you for our Heritage Roll of Honor. Please contact Garrett Whorton for more information.

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.