Why I am a Hesston College Partner

Kate MastShortly after starting my position as a Hesston College admissions counselor, I was approached by a development officer to talk to about joining the Partner Program. I was hesitant at first, and told them that I’d need some time to think about it before committing to anything.

As a 20-something who is still paying on my student loans from my time as a student at Hesston, my first thought was, “Am I not already giving enough to HC?” However, I soon caught on to the selfless giving that is a part of the work culture here. Faculty and staff generously give their time, attention, energy, even numerous nights and weekends, to the students. When I learned that 42 percent of faculty and staff give financially to the college, on top of everything else that they give, I wanted to be a part of that impressive statistic!

As I have continued my work in Admissions, I have been able to see firsthand how donor dollars are at work. Without money from the college, many of our students would not be able to attend Hesston College. My time as a student at Hesston laid a strong foundation for who I am today, and most of my closest relationships stem from those wonderful years. I want the Hesston Experience to be accessible to all students, and I am humbled that my monthly contribution can help make that possible.