Partner Program

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What is the Hesston Experience?

Hesston College aims to be a laboratory of the Church. It’s a place for people of all faith backgrounds, cultures and perspectives to engage with one another, build relationships together and create a community from which the world can learn.

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.

How can I support the Hesston Experience?

Hesston College students depend on you – alumni and friends – to keep the Hesston Experience affordable and thriving.

Individuals and households who commit to supporting The Hesston Experience on an annual basis at $1,000 or more are our Partners. These funds help Hesston College offer competitive scholarships and opportunities that promote academic, spiritual and social growth.

Be a Partner in helping to deliver the Hesston Experience. Your partnership helps provide 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 to $14,999 annually (starts at $834 per month)
Visioning Partner
$7,000 to $9,999 annually (starts at $584 per month)

Legacy Partner
Partners who have designated Hesston College as a recipient of an estate gift
Leading Partner
$4,000 to $6,999 annually (starts at $334 per month)
Sustaining Partner
$2,000 to $3,999 annually (starts at $167 per month)
Founding Partner
$1,000 to $1,999 annually (starts at $84 per month)

Lifetime Partner
Classification for individuals who have given $250,000 or more over their lifetime

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)

Hesston Experience Fund Parters are individuals and households who make ongoing annual contributions to the college’s general fund, which is integral in supporting the college’s core needs. From financial aid to classroom instruction, gifts to the Hesston Experience Fund helps us deliver a quality and unique student experience.

The goal for the 2020-21 year is to raise $1.31 million for the Hesston Experience Fund.

Risa Fukaya

 
 
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.
Alex Miller

Lark Nursing Fund

Partners in the Lark Nursing Fund support the program – the largest of Hesston College’s academic programs – as faculty and staff equip students to care for individuals, families, communities and populations across the lifespan and across the spectrum of health care environments.

The goal for the Lark Nursing Fund is to offset the $140,000 annual program budget and exceed program expenses in order to annually build the Hesston College Nursing endowment.

Sam Blosser

 
 
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.
Kate Kilmer

Lark Flyers Fund (Aviation)

Partners in the Lark Flyers Fund directly support Hesston College Aviation, where program faculty and staff help to shape student pilots into the high-quality professionals Hesston College-trained pilots are known to be.

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.
Austin Troyer
Ellie Yoder

 
 
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

Partners in the Lark Athletic Fund directly support coaches in their efforts to develop exceptional student-athletes and persons of high character on each of the 10 varsity sports teams. This task is accomplished by caring for each individual spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically and intellectually. That’s the Lark Way.

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.
Lexi Avalos
Hesston Larks

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.

Partner facts

  • Partner giving makes up roughly 85% 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 $65,000.
  • Our goal this year is to have 100 new or upgraded Partners.
  • Of roughly 730 total partners, 266 are located in Kansas, 80 in Indiana, 48 in Ohio, 44 in Pennsylvania, 42 in Iowa and the remaining 250 are located across 31 other states and Canada.

Give to Hesston College

Partner Match Gift

For the 2020-21 year, Hesston College has been given two matching gifts totaling $90,000 by two Partner couples who have been faithful supporters of the college’s Partner program and special projects for many years. For every new or upgraded Partner who commits at a level of $1,000 or more annually, the match funds will benefit an endowed student scholarship or the Hesston Experience Fund.

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Make it easy

Joining this dedicated group of alumni and friends is simple. If desired, all giving can be done online at www.hesston.edu/give.

Or contact the Development Office:
620-327-8147, development@hesston.edu

or

Hesston College Development
PO Box 3000
Hesston, KS 67062

We accept cash, check, credit cards, Apple Pay, commodities, stocks, electronic transfer or automated donations. Supporting the Hesston College student experience has never been easier.