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Bethel College Fund

Your gift to the Bethel College Fund has the widest impact on campus life. This year’s goal for the fund is $1,734,000.00. The Bethel College Fund ensures that the college remains strong, helping provide critical resources where tuition alone does not cover costs. Areas supported include academic programs and faculty development, student scholarships, library and instructional resources, student life services, and facility maintenance.

Please contact any member of the development staff to discuss these gift opportunities.

Cash

Give online via credit card using our secure donation form, call 316-284-5250 or send a check to:

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

Give monthly via bank withdrawal (avoid credit card processing fees) or by credit card.

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 also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

AmazonSmile

  • Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
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Bethel College credit card

Apply for a Bethel College credit card through Intrust Bank. Six different options allow you to build credit, pay down balances, and earn rewards, while a percentage of your purchases supports Bethel.

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.

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.

Commodities

We gladly accept gifts of grain or the sale of grain. Instruct the elevator to write a check to Bethel College (include your name and a sale ticket or receipt); or, designate an amount of grain to be held at an elevator for Bethel, notify the development office, and we will direct the sale.

Gifts in Kind

Works of art, vehicles, musical instruments, and rare books are just some examples of non-cash gifts that can help the college while providing tax benefits to you. Such in-kind gifts must be directly related to our institutional mission, and items valued at $5,000 or more require a qualified appraisal to be eligible for a tax deduction. For more information, please contact Garrett Whorton.

Scholarships

Scholarships may be established in honor of a family member or beloved friend. Sometimes alumni establish scholarships to honor a professor who shaped their lives. Scholarships help Bethel recruit students in specific areas of study. Contact Garrett Whorton to discuss your options.

Planned Giving

When you include Bethel College in your estate planning and notify us about it, you can become a member of our Heritage Roll of Honor, helping ensure the mission of the college beyond your lifetime. Vehicles for planned giving include:

  • Wills and charitable Trusts 
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Gifts of property with life estate reserved
  • Life insurance 
  • Retirement plan assets

To add your name to the Heritage Roll of Honor, you may print the form and send it to us. Contact Garrett Whorton for more information: 316-284-5226 or gwhorton@bethelks.edu.

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.