Thank you for supporting Bethel College students

We are grateful for your love and care of this college.

More than 1,370 Bethel College donors gave over $6.2 million to programs and operations in 2022-23, helping keep costs low for our students. Your gift fosters a new generation of leaders, providing one of the top baccalaureate educations in the United States.

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Ways to give

Your gift to the Bethel College Fund has the widest impact on campus life. This year’s goal for the fund is $1.5M. 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 and instructional resources, student life services, and much more. You can also direct your gift to a specific department or program.

Give a gift via credit card online

or send a check to:

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

Our online donation form lets you easily set up a monthly giving plan by credit card or bank transfer. Questions? Call 316-284-5250.

Many corporations match employee gifts to educational institutions. Check if your employer has a matching gift program.

Donor Advised Funds 

Donor Advised Funds are a popular way to manage charitable giving. A DAF allows you to make a charitable contribution to a foundation, receive an immediate tax benefit, and then recommend grants from the fund over time. Use your Donor Advised Fund to make a gift to Bethel. It’s easy to initiate your gift using the link at the top of this page! Call 316-284-5250 with your questions.

Bethel’s Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 48-0543782

Make a gift from your IRA. 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 Distribution for the year. Consult your plan administrator for more information about making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), or contact Director of Development George Leary.

Stock and Real Estate gifts

Gifts of stocks, bonds, or certificates of deposit can be transferred to Bethel by your broker or investment advisor. This is a tax-wise way of supporting the college. Call Greta Hiebert at 316-284-5250 to initiate a stock transfer.

Bethel also welcomes gifts of land or property. Contact George Leary to discuss how your real estate can benefit the college.

Other non-cash gifts

Works of art, vehicles, musical instruments, and rare books are just some examples of non-cash gifts that can help the college while providing a tax benefit 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, contact George Leary.

We gladly accept gifts of commodities such as 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.

Dillons Community Rewards

Dillons/Kroger 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.

Sign up for a Bethel College Visa 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. Apply for one here!

Scholarships and Endowments 

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. A new endowed scholarship requires $50,000 in initial funds. Contact George Leary 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. 

Heritage Roll of Honor Information

To add your name to the Heritage Roll of Honor, fill out our online form or contact George Leary. 

Bethel’s Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 48-0543782

Giving Clubs

Bethel College identifies the following annual giving levels. All members receive a Bethel wall calendar at the start of the following academic year.

  • President’s Circle: $5,000 or more to the Bethel College Fund. Members are invited to about four exclusive on-campus events each year.
  • Harvest Club: $1,000 or more to any designation
  • Thresher Club:
    • $500 or more to the Bethel College Fund, up to your 10th reunion year
    • $100 or more for any designation, up to your 5th reunion year
  • Heritage Roll of Honor: Individuals and families who have made legacy or planned giving intentions to the college



Advancement and development

Connect with our Advancement and Alumni Offices

Visit us at Leisy House for a cup of coffee and a chat. We’d love to get caught up with you! 

Leisy House, 24th Street & College Avenue