Bethel has a bold vision for a bright future.

In this season of great need and great opportunity, we are confident that God, the source of all abundance and creativity, has a plan for Bethel—and we are prepared to fulfill it with our donors’ help. 

The world is waiting, and the time is now. We’re ready to answer the call to more—and we hope God will call you to invest in Bethel and the students we serve.

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Transformation is coming.

As the world faces unprecedented challenges, we’re setting out to transform Christian higher education—because we need the leadership, service, and scholarship of committed Christ-followers now like never before. The launch of our Called to More campaign marks a significant opportunity to propel Bethel to new heights. Through the generosity and engagement of our donors, alumni, employees, parents, and students, we will create the future we want to see.


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Become a part of something big.

The Called to More campaign has already received gifts from more than 15,000 donors who have made generous commitments of $125.3 million to invest in the continued development of our students and campus spaces—and we believe God has more in store for us. By investing in three key areas—student affordability and access, facilities that inspire learning and opportunity, and innovation—we will extend our reach, expand our influence, and elevate our mission.

June 2021 Called campaign graph update.
June 2021 Called campaign update.

Student Affordability and Access

Help more students experience a transformational Bethel education.

  • Endowment
  • Bethel Fund
  • Scholarships

Facilities that Inspire Learning

Support the development of campus spaces that facilitate hands-on learning.

  • Science, Engineering and Healthcare
  • Humanities
  • Athletic Facilities
  • Other Campus Improvements

Opportunity and Innovation

Invest in the formation of future generations of Royals.

  • Presidential Innovation Fund
  • COVID Response
  • Planned Gifts for Future
  • Other University Priorities

Campaign Priorities

COVID-19 Response

We’ll continue to build robust plans and infrastructure to keep our community together.


We’ll prepare to meet the needs of tomorrow by growing our endowed funds.

Science, Engineering, and Healthcare

We’ll build on our foundational strengths and advance cutting-edge research.


We’ll enhance and optimize our spaces for 21st-century learning.


We’ll maintain excellence through critical facilities upgrades.

Campaign News

A Generous Gift Brings a Joyful Surprise

Through the endowed scholarship in his family name, Ardent Mills CEO Dan Dye ’81 has an unexpected link to the next generation.

June 07, 2021 | 3:30 p.m.

Bethel Launches the Called to More Campaign

Focused on five critical priorities, the $150.5 million fundraising effort has already begun to transform the academic and spiritual lives of students.

November 12, 2020 | 10:30 a.m.

Bethel Unveils the Nelson-Larson Science Center

Made possible by a longtime Bethel donor, partner, and friend who contributed a cash gift toward the effort, the newly completed science center features state-of-the-art laboratories and classroom space.

November 09, 2020 | 11:45 a.m.

Quarterly Update

Called campaign update

I’m excited to bring you the first quarterly update on Bethel’s Called to More campaign. Join us in celebrating, sharing, and thanking God for the incredible things He is accomplishing in and through Bethel.

—Ross Allen, president

Faces and spaces

This will take all of us.

We have a bold vision for a bright future. God has accomplished incredible things in and through our community, and we're confident He'll continue to do so. Together, we will step into the call to do and be more—for God’s glory and our neighbors’ good.

Measure our performance by what God accomplishes through our graduates after they have been prepared at Bethel to go out into the world to serve.

We are confident that God, the source of all abundance and creativity, has a plan for Bethel and that we are prepared to fulfill it with our donors’ help.

— Ross Allen

Experience the excitement.

Watch the Called to More campaign launch event to hear directly from students, faculty, and staff, learn more about our five campaign priorities, and listen to President Ross Allen describe our vision for Bethel’s future.

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Contact Us

To make a gift or connect with one of our team members, call 651.635.8050 or email


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