The answer is: Absolutely! Tuition, room and board account for only a portion of the college's budget. Therefore, gift and endowment income is crucial to the college's mission. Annual gifts of any size, particularly to the Journey Scholarship Fund, play an important role in making a Central education accessible and affordable. Gifts provide deserving students with scholarships and a quality educational experience, and provide the college with unrestricted resources to meet crucial needs on campus. Private support is essential. Your gifts and volunteer service will impact Central and by extension, the world.
The Campaign for Central Phase II addresses the college's top priorities. These priorities were established through the college's strategic plan with input from faculty, students, staff, alumni and trustees. Visit The Campaign for Central Web page to learn more about the campaign and its goals.
Checks can be made out to Central College and mailed to:
Pella, IA 50219
Please indicate where you want to direct your gift (e.g., Journey Scholarship Fund).
Credit card gifts can be made over the phone by calling 800-447-0287 or 641-628-7641.
Gifts of securities can be made by contacting the Advancement Office at 641-628-7641. You will be provided with instructions on transferring a stock certificate or completing an electronic fund transfer.
Bequests, gift annuities and trust gifts can be made in consultation with the office of planned giving and your financial advisor. For more information about planned gifts, visit the planned giving Web page.
For information on ways to give including on-line donations and EFT, visit the Ways to Give page.
Many companies will match a gift to Central. See if your gift to Central qualifies for a match.
Every gift to Central is tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. When you make a gift, we will send a receipt to you. Keep this receipt for your records.
The college publishes a President's Report each fall for the fiscal year ending the previous June. Copies are mailed to all donors. Download the most recent President's Report.
If you have additional questions, please contact us.