Donor Stories


Hear Our Donors’ Stories

Bethany is blessed with many dedicated and focused donors who have chosen gift-planning strategies to support the future of ministry education. Arrayed below is a variety of links to stories of real donors, some of whom you might even know personally. They tell the story of what they have chosen to do for Bethany and why they did it.

Photo of Joan Fyock Norris. Video of her story

Joan Fyock Norris
The Eula G. and Ray L. Fyock Scholarship was established by Joan's mother, Eula Fyock. For Eula's story, please visit here. Since her mother's death, Joan has continued to support the endowment through current gifts, a charitable gift annuity, and her estate plan.

Photo of Leonard and Tammy Carter. Link to their story

Leonard and Tammy Carter
Creative Transformation of a Life Insurance Policy

Photo of Cathryn and Nelson Seese. Link to their story

Cathryn and Nelson Seese
Current Giving, Provision in Will

Photo of Tom Riethof. Video of his story

Tom Riethof
Current Giving, Provision in Will

Photo of Jim and Elaine Gibbel. Video of their story

Jim and Elaine Gibbel
Current Giving, Gift Annuity, Provision in Wills

Photo of John Keeling. Video of his story

The Legacy of Evelyn Keeling Plought
Inspiration for the Olive Tree Community

Video: Enten Eller and Lowell Flory
Video Editing and Production: Eller Computer Services
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