What is the Hesston Experience?
The world needs more opportunities to learn about, listen to and be in a common space with the other. Therefore, Hesston College aims to be a laboratory of the Church. It’s a place place for people of all faith backgrounds, cultures and perspectives to engage with one another, build relationships together and create a community the world can learn from.
Through academic, spiritual and social learning experiences, Hesston College aims to have graduates with cultural competence, a Gospel ethic and career readiness. Students who start here are energized about making a positive difference wherever God leads them.
Hesston College Partners
Hesston College students depend on you – alumni and friends – to keep the Hesston Experience affordable and thriving.
Individuals and households who donate annually to The Hesston Experience Fund, Lark Nursing Fund, Lark Flyers Fund or Lark Athletic Fund are our Partners. These funds help Hesston College offer competitive financial aid packages and opportunities that create an outstanding Hesston Experience.
Be a Partner in helping to deliver the Hesston student experience. Your partnership helps provide students transformative experiences with a lasting impact.
The Partner program offers six giving levels to fit your budget
- President’s Partner — $15,000 and more annually (starts at $1,250 per month)
- Transforming Partner — $10,000 and more annually (starts at $834 per month)
- Visioning Partner — $7,000 and more annually (starts at $584 per month)
- Leading Partner — $4,000 and more annually (starts at $334 per month)
- Sustaining Partner — $2,000 and more annually (starts at $167 per month)
- Founding Partner — $1,000 and more annually (starts at $84 per month)
Connect your giving to your passion
The launch of bachelor’s degree programs lays the foundation for more designated giving options to Hesston College. Annual gifts can be given to benefit a particular program with which you have affinity click to expand:
Hesston Experience Fund (general fund)
The goal for the 2019-20 year is to raise $1.25 million for the Hesston Experience Fund.
I found my faith at Hesston College through my roommate, professors and others who modeled Jesus to me through acts of kindness and generosity.
—Risa Fukaya ’19, Zushi, Japan
I continue to be wowed at Hesston College – by the community that surrounds each student, building my confidence on a daily basis and giving each of us a place to belong, thrive and grow.
—Alex Miller ’21, Arlington, Kan.
Lark Nursing Fund
The goal for the Lark Nursing Fund is to offset the annual program budget, and exceed program expenses in order to annually build the Hesston College Nursing endowment.
I am grateful to have professors who invest so much in their students to ensure we have the tools and opportunities to be successful.
—Sam Blosser ’20, Hesston, Kan.
Hesston kickstarted the transformation I needed to become the person I’ve always wanted to be and nurtured my passion for caring for others.
—Kate Kilmer ’20, Goshen, Ind.
Lark Flyers Fund (Aviation)
The goal for the Lark Flyers Fund is to offset the $450,000 annual program budget, and exceed program expenses in order to annually build the Hesston College Aviation endowment.
Through my internship, I have an amazing opportunity to work with specific aircraft on a daily basis as well as network with professional aviators from around the world.
—Austin Troyer ’18, ’21, Rockingham, Va.
I soloed about six months after my first flight lesson. It was so surreal, and it reminded me why I was doing this. I love it.
—Ellie Yoder ’22, Seattle, Wash.
Lark Athletic Partners
The goal for the Lark Athletic Fund is to offset the $300,000 annual program budget, and exceed program expenses in order to annually build the Hesston College Athletic endowment.
Hesston has helped grow my faith as I’ve connected on a deep level with teammates and coaches, and through chapel and Campus Worship.
—Lexi Avalos ’21, Yucaipa, Calif.
The Lark Way
We are committed to growing young people in their walk with Christ.
We are committed to the pursuit of excellence.
We are committed to developing high character servant leaders.
We are committed to the academic development of every student-athlete.
Additional Partner Funds coming soon:
- International Student Support
- Performing Arts
- Partner giving makes up roughly 88% of our Hesston Experience Fund giving. Other sources include phonathon, golf benefits as well as church- and denomination-related giving.
- Partner giving this past year increased by roughly $50,000. We hope to double this increase by July 2020 by adding 75 new Partners.
- Of roughly 730 total partners, 275 are located in Kansas, 80 in Indiana, 45 in Ohio, 36 in Pennsylvania and 294 in other U.S. states and Canada.