Giving to Hesston

Gifts to Hesston support our mission and values. Join us in continuing to build the Hesston experience and Legacy through your financial gifts.

Hesston College is a 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Contributions to Hesston College are tax deductible.

Gifts of Cash

In addition to checks, some alumni and friends contribute by credit card or through monthly electronic transfer. Forms for electronic transfer are available through the Development Office. Don’t forget Matching Gift Support – More than 1,000 corporations match employee gifts to institutions of higher education. Are you eligible to participate in your company’s matching gift program? Forms are available from your employer’s Human Resources Department.

Credit Card one-time gift or monthly recurring gifts

Contribute today by making a one-time or recurring secure online credit card donation.
($25 minimum recommended, secure form processed and managed by GiveCampus, Hesston College’s online contribution service provider.)

EFT (Electronic Fund Transfer) no-fee recurring monthly gifts from your bank account

EFT is a convenient way to contribute on a monthly basis. It takes only slightly longer to sign up than a recurring credit card contribution but it has the advantage of transferring the full amount of your gift to Hesston College without incurring credit card processing fees. Sign up for EFT.

Mail a gift

Hesston College Development Office
Box 3000
Hesston, KS 67062

Contribute by phone


Memorial Gifts

Families frequently choose Hesston College to receive memorial gifts. The memorials can be designated to an established scholarship fund, the Hesston College Memorial Scholarship, a special project or the Annual Fund.

Gifts of Commodities

You can give grain, livestock, etc. Not only does Hesston College benefit, but you can deduct the cost of production and you may qualify for other tax benefits as well. You sell the commodity and the buyer writes the check to Hesston College (also forwarding a scale ticket or auction receipt). Or, you can designate an amount of grain to be held at an elevator for Hesston College, notify the development office and we will direct the sale.

Gifts of Securities

Many people who own stocks or shares in mutual funds have watched the value of their investments increase. The challenge is how to turn investments into cash without losing a large portion of their gains to taxes. One answer is to donate all or a portion of the investment to charity. (For details on the giving process, contact a Hesston College development representative.)

Gifts of Personal Property

Farm machinery, cars, furniture, etc. are examples of in-kind gifts. A development representative can assist you with this process.

Gifts of Real Estate

If your situation is like that of most people, the real estate you own has increased in value substantially since you acquired it. The land may be farmland, land being developed for commercial purposes, bare lots in a city or town, or a small acreage with or without buildings. If you sell the property, you will need to pay income tax on the capital gain, which has the net effect of you having fewer dollars to give. But when you give appreciated property, you avoid paying income tax on the capital gain.

Planned Giving