Gift Options

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.   (Download the Debit Authorization Form PDF)

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 Jessica Dibble at 800 846-1543, ext. 6155 or

Endowments and Endowed Scholarships
Many generous donors have chosen to assist students by contributing funds for scholarships or endowments. Many of these are funded through endowed, named accounts created to honor or memorialize a loved one. Specific minimum amounts are required to establish… MORE

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


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