Ways to Give

A tradition of personal generosity has funded the success of Southwestern College and the dreams of its students. Making a gift for the benefit of others offers a wonderful way to affirm our values and priorities. We invite you to lead the College forward by making a gift today. Regardless of how you choose to contribute, you will have an impact on Southwestern and the students and faculty who make it special.

Cash gifts by check or credit card

Gifts of cash have an immediate and direct impact on our ability to further our goals and achieve our objectives. Checks should be made payable to Southwestern College and mailed to the Development Office, Southwestern College 100 College St, Winfield, KS 67156.

Please designate your gift intentions by letting us know if you would like to support the Builder Fund or another specific area. We appreciate gifts of all sizes. Donors will be recognized for their generosity in our annual Honor Roll of Donors.

Automatic Deduction Payment Plan

Automatic deduction is a safe and convenient method of making a gift to Southwestern College. It will cost you nothing to begin the process.

How does it work?
You authorize Southwestern College to notify your bank to transfer an amount you specify to our bank account.  Southwestern College will make the debit transfer on the 15th of each month.  If you have questions or would like to change this date please contact Southwestern College, 800-846-1543 ext. 6397 or email

How do I sign up?
It’s easy. Complete the authorization form and return it to us with a voided check from the checking account you want charged with your gift.  We’ll do the rest!  Please make sure you keep a copy for your own records.

Online Giving

Use your MasterCard or Visa to make a gift to the College. Your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address are encrypted through a secure website so it cannot be read as the information is transferred over the internet.

To begin the process, simply click the Make a Gift link used throughout the Southwestern College site. You will be taken to a secure server, designated by a web address beginning with https://… Donating using this method means your gift can be used immediately to help the students. If you have questions or concerns with online giving, please contact us at 800 846-1543, ext. 6155 or

Endowments and Endowed Scholarships

There are several ways you can provide support that will help preserve the tradition of excellence at Southwestern. Gifts to endowments for awards, professorships and chairs, facilities, programs and equipment may permanently associate the name of an individual with the College. Most endowments are created to honor or memorialize a loved one. Specific minimum amounts are required to establish endowments.

Many generous donors have chosen to assist students by contributing funds for scholarships. Many of these are funded through endowed, named accounts that honor or memorialize a loved one. These scholarships may be restricted to students in certain disciplines, sports, or other activities, or reserved for students with particular career objectives or financial need – the choice is up to the donor.

Gifts to endowed scholarships are central to continue our commitment to provide a quality educational opportunity in our Christian environment. Scholarships may be tagged specifically for merit, minority students, disciplinary areas (such as science, religion, music), or to support participation in activities such as athletics, Leadership Southwestern, or Discipleship Southwestern.

A scholarship account may be endowed for a minimum of $10,000.

If you are interested in creating an endowment, contact Institutional Advancement at (800) 846-1543, ext. 6210 or for more information.

Estate & Gift Planning

As you look to your future, you may want to consider how you would like your assets distributed in the long term. You may be surprised to learn that a planned gift to Southwestern can make it possible for you to receive lifetime income or increase your tax savings substantially – and, at the same time, support Southwestern College. 

The various gift options include: 

  • Real Estate
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Wills
  • Securities
  • Life Insurance
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts

For more information contact

AmazonSmile Program

AmazonSmile is a simple way to support Southwestern College each time you order from Amazon! Shop using your existing Amazon login. Same shopping experience with the added bonus of Amazon donating 0.5% of your total purchase* to Southwestern College.

*Not all items are not eligible for the AmazonSmile donation.

CARS Vehicle Donation

Have a car you’d like to get rid of? Whatever the shape of your vehicle consider donating it to Southwestern College. Your vehicle donation helps support our efforts to help students discover and commit to their potential. We’ll take care of the heavy lifting and the paperwork! Get started by visiting or call 855-500-7433 to speak to a representative today.

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