Protect the Larks Fund (COVID-19)

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About Protect the Larks Fund (COVID-19)

The 2020-21 academic year carries a lot of unknowns due to the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic. To help Hesston College continue to attract and safely serve our students, please consider a financial gift to the Protect the Larks Fund by June 30. This fund will help cover the additional expenses listed below that we are incurring, as well as others. Our goal is to provide a safe home away from home and to lower student and parent anxiety by taking proactive and intentional measures to protect our Larks and campus community.

  • All students living in Erb Hall and Kauffman Court (primary dorms) will have single rooms at no additional cost. Mod sizes will be limited to 10 students or fewer. We will need to re-purpose former dorm rooms and retrofit other rooms to meet this new demand.
  • Online course offerings will be expanded for international students as acquiring visas will likely be difficult. Technology use and needs will also increase for other courses as we incorporate varying measures of hybrid online/in-person learning models for social distancing as the pandemic may dictate.
  • Cleaning and sanitization processes and schedules across campus will be increased.  
  • Physical distancing practices will be implemented in the dining hall, classrooms and other larger settings, and we will incorporate creative on-campus activities as students will have fewer opportunities for and likely some fear about traveling off-campus.
  • Leverage our small, nimble environment as a solid foundation for keeping students safe long term and for keeping the college well-positioned to navigate this pandemic.



Updates
Challenge From Hesston College Board Chair

Ken G Kabira '81, Hesston College Board of Directors Chair

37 days ago by Sheri Esau
Challenge From Alumni And Employee

Sarah Miller '18 and Bethany Miller '08, Associate Director of Financial Aid.

40 days ago by Sheri Esau
Challenge From Future Larks

Taryn and Lucy George, daughters of Lisa (Yoder) '99 and Mark George. Lisa is the Vice President of Finance at the college.

40 days ago by Sheri Esau
Challenge From Current Student

Olivia Hernandez '22


42 days ago by Sheri Esau
Challenge From Nursing Grads

Kennedy Teach '20 and Carissa Slabach '20

43 days ago by Sheri Esau
Wilder Challenge

Since 2007, each graduating class has been presented with a challenge from Bible and psychology professor Kevin Wilder and his wife, Marilyn, to bring awareness about and encourage philanthropic support of Hesston College. 

At the New Alumni Dinner, held a few weeks before graduation, the Wilders give each graduate $3. They encourage the graduates to leave $1 behind that night to support the Hesston College Experience Fund. The following year, the graduates are challenged to double their first gift by giving the remaining $2, and then each subsequent year, double the previous year's gift. 

Since the New Alumni Dinner was not able to be held this year, Kevin and Marilyn are donating these funds to the Protect the Lark fund. Thank you Kevin and Marilyn!

64 days ago by Sheri Esau

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AffiliationDonors$ Raised
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19491$40
19501$10
19511$15
19522$350
19541$100
19551$50
19573$800
19583$400
19591$25
19611$100
19623$300
19632$1,100
19642$600
19652$120
19664$600
19672$1,050
19682$130
19694$1,300
19702$500
19711$50
19722$305
19733$1,150
19742$250
19752$200
19762$230
19772$125
19782$550
19791$100
19812$200
19821$200
19834$1,390
19841$200
19861$50
19881$100
19891$50
19901$164
19913$1,050
19931$100
19941$50
20001$100
20012$600
20021$100
20033$200
20043$206
20081$500
20101$20
20122$250
20131$20
20172$80
20192$200
20201$500
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