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 $1,500,000.00. 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.
Give online via credit card using our secure donation form, call 316-284-5250 or send a check to:
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 also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.
Dillons Community Rewards
- Dillons grocery stores will donate a percentage of your purchases to your selected charity through their Community Rewards program.
- Create or log in to your Dillons account and search for Bethel College either by name or as “BT171.”
- Once you link your Shopper’s Card to your account, your purchases will benefit Bethel automatically when you present your Shopper’s Card at checkout.
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.
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 George Leary.
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 George Leary to discuss your options.
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