Neil and Marilyn Whitehouse like to see how Bethel University is making a difference in the world because as donors, they know they are part of Bethel’s story.
As Bethel University News reported, in its article entitled “Former Trustee Stays Connected to Community through Giving,” that the Whitehouses first became involved at Bethel through friendships formed at their church. They’ve been a part of the President’s Circle for more than 30 years, which is the giving level for those who donate more than $1,000 annually to Bethel. Neil said that they see the benefits of their financial gifts.
In the 1980s, Neil was asked by the Bethel president about serving on Bethel’s Board of Regents.
While he was on the board, two of the Whitehouse children attended school there.
Neil set up a Charitable Remainder Unitrust that will benefit Bethel and their church.
“Hearing about the significant impact Bethel is having on the community and students across the country is so encouraging,” says Neil. “It’s exciting to see that Bethel is expanding into areas they haven’t offered in the past. Efforts made on behalf of the students by the faculty and administration have made Bethel the place it is today.”
Neil recommends giving to Bethel because the University community will feel the benefit for years to come.
Reference: Bethel University News (March 17, 2017) “Former Trustee Stays Connected to Community through Giving”