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Bethany College Receives a $500,000 Matching Fund


By Bethany College


LINDSBORG, Kan. — On November 14 – Bethany College recently hosted a service of celebration and thanksgiving to unveil a groundbreaking gift poised to profoundly shape the future of our cherished institution. An anonymous benefactor’s immense generosity has bestowed upon the college a substantial matching fund of $500,000, earmarked to fortify the college’s endowment.

This transformative matching fund will empower Bethany College toward achieving our $2 million annual fund goal. By doubling the impact of every dollar contributed by the community, the matching fund promises to amplify the collective effort to enhance the college’s mission.

Elizabeth Mauch, President of Bethany College, expressed her excitement about the matching fund, affirming, “The annual fund stands as a cornerstone for Bethany College. It affords us the ability to provide students with scholarships, facilitating access to a world-class education and guiding them toward their life’s purpose. Your generous annual fund donation ensures that future students can immerse themselves in the enriching environment that Bethany College and the Lindsborg community cultivate.”

A robust endowment is crucial for Bethany College to attract financial support from institutions and foundations. Combined with the benevolence of alumni and friends, these contributions enable Bethany College to sustain its dedication to excellence in education, innovation, and community engagement.

Bethany College extends an earnest invitation to alumni, friends, and community members to actively participate in this meaningful campaign by contributing to the matching fund. Every donation made before June 30, 2024, will be matched up to $500,000, making a tangible and lasting impact on the future trajectory of Bethany College. To contribute, please visit and select the designation “the Fund for Bethany,” thus supporting this incredible opportunity to ensure Bethany College’s enduring support and service to students for years to come.

Bethany College, established by Swedish Lutheran immigrants in 1881, is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The mission of Bethany College is to educate, develop, and challenge individuals to reach for truth and excellence as they lead lives of faith, learning, and service. At Bethany, students join a community of dedicated educators and caring mentors who walk alongside them as they discover, explore, and navigate the path to their purpose. Bethany College is online at and is located in Lindsborg, Kansas, the fine arts and crafts capital of the state.