"Know also that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off."
Proverbs 24:14

Ways to Give

Gifts of Cash

Cash contributions are the simplest and most popular type of charitable giving. Matching gifts from employers can double the value of your giving. Your employer's human resource office will have the necessary matching-gift forms for you to complete and send with your gift.

Gifts of Securities

Appreciated stocks, mutual funds, bond, closely held stock in family businesses and other property can be donated to Bethany Lutheran College. Such gifts of appreciated securities often provide the most favorable tax benefits for the donor.

Gifts of Real Estate

Gifts of real estate to Bethany Lutheran College may provide a convenient way to support the campaign. Real estate may be contributed as an outright gift or as a deferred gift.

Planned Giving


Bequests are the most common form of planned giving. Through a bequest, you may make provisions for Bethany in your will, designating either a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your residual estate to the College.

Charitable Gift Annuities

A charitable gift annuity is a gift of appreciated assets to Bethany Lutheran College with a guaranteed income to the donor over the period of his or her life. The return is normally a fixed percentage of the assets donated and is dependant on the donor's age. Significant tax advantages accrue to the donor.

Gifts of Life Insurance

Life insurance can play an important role in charitable giving. A donor may make Bethany Lutheran College the beneficiary of life insurance, the owner of life insurance or may purchase life insurance as a gift.

Charitable Remainder Unitrusts

A charitable remainder trust is a gift that pays you income for life and can also provide income for a successor beneficiary for life. It provides an immediate tax deduction, freedom from estate taxes, and is an excellent hedge against inflation.



Thank you for considering a gift for Bethany Lutheran College. If you have questions or would like
to discuss your donation, please contact Art Westphal or Chris Kind from the advancement office.

Art Westphal
Chief Advancement Officer
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Christopher Kind
Director of Development
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