This year’s Alumni Association phonathon wrapped up Feb. 28 with more than $90,000 in gifts and commitments made in response to the invitation mailed in January and telephone calls to hundreds of alumni during February.
Fifty-four callers, including 39 alumni volunteers and 15 current students, spent more than 300 hours phoning, making significant progress toward the $150,000 in phonathon donations needed by June 30.
I thank the volunteers and students who spent hours visiting with alumni and inviting them to give, said Dave Linscheid ’75, director of alumni relations.
They also left hundreds of messages reminding alumni of the opportunity to participate in reaching the goal.
Phonathon donations go to the Bethel Fund, for scholarships, academic programs, undergraduate research, campus ministries, cross-cultural learning, fine arts, athletics, student organizations, student recruitment and other essentials.
We are gratified with the response so far and invite others to contribute by the end of June, Linscheid said.
We know that alumni we talked with still are considering giving, and that others will join them in response to our phone messages and the information sent earlier. Donations of all sizes make a real difference.
Alumni and friends may contribute by:
- mailing a gift to Phonathon 2015, Bethel College, 300 E. 27th St., North Newton, KS 67117
- providing a gift amount and credit card information by phone, 316-284-5250
- giving online