Phonathon 2020

Phonathon calling crew

In celebration of our 112th academic year — one like we have never seen — please consider a donation of $112 to keep Hesston College strong. Help us fulfill the mission we have held to for 112 years — to educate and nurture in Christ-centered community.

Since 1909, Hesston College has been “educating and nurturing students in Christ-centered community.”

As the college and students navigate these unusual times, it is comforting to be reminded that there is a history of delivering an exceptional experience to students — so why would we worry that this year may be different?

Yes, students started this 112th academic year at Hesston College with a drive-thru temperature check, a move into a single room and online advisor appointments. But they also started…

  • with a resident assistant and Student Life staffexcited to meet them and learn about their unique story — because we continue to educate and nurture in Christ-centered community;
  • with caring faculty welcoming them into the classroom — because we continue to educate and nurture in Christ-centered community;
  • with coaches and choir or theatre directors redesigning practices and rehearsals to still be able to happen
  • with health and safety central to their plans—because we continue to educate and nurture in Christ-centered community;
  • with a campus pastor tirelessly working to reimagine chapel in cohort groups or “chapel houses” as he calls them — because we continue to educate and nurture in Christ-centered community;
  • with Biblical Literature class on more than half of the student’s schedules, set to help the Bible come alive for students and connect to their story today — because we continue to educate and nurture in Christ-centered community;
  • with a President welcoming students and families to campus during an outdoor Celebration Service that focused on our theme verse for the year, Exodus 16:4-6, which thanks God for the daily bread that is offered to us. We are so very thankful for this bread that will sustain us through these unusual times — because we continue to educate and nurture in Christ-centered community.

Alumni and friends like you stepped up last year when COVID-19 hit this country, clearly impacting Hesston College. For that support we are grateful! This year we face those challenges again. Hesston College is doing all we can to keep students safe, to PROTECT THE LARKS! Help us fulfill the mission we have held to for 112 years. Donate $112, or whatever you are able, to help make that happen.

Ashley Yasin“It’s amazing to talk to alumni and hear about their Hesston Experience and a little bit of what their journey has been like.” ­­
– Ashley Yasin ’20, three-year Phonathon student caller

Phonathon donations can be made by:

  • Picking up the phone for the LARK Calling Crew starting October 5. The person calling is a REAL Hesston College student! They would love to hear about your Hesston Experience. You can donate over the phone with your credit card.
  • Donating online. Note that your gift is for “Phonathon”
    on the giving form. Credit card or Apple Pay is accepted.
  • Call 620-327-8147 to give over the phone via credit card if we happen to miss you.