Alumni & Friends / Initiatives

Initiate Opportunities

Central College students and alumni consistently accomplish remarkable feats as professionals and engaged citizens. There are many ways you can support students on their journey to do a world of good. Whether that’s supporting scholarships, enhancing campus, bolstering programs or ensuring students have access to amazing opportunities for years to come, your contribution elevates the quality of education and experiences for the next generation of students.

Priorities Giving Days

Journey Scholarship Fund

Scholarship support is a top priority at Central. With your support, we can keep building upon the Journey Scholarship Fund and reach our goal to award every student a Journey Scholarship! By contributing to annual scholarships, you make a direct and immediate impact on Central students and their families.

Funding Priorities

Scholarship Dinner

A strong endowment ensures an enduring source of funding for Central’s immediate and future needs. Endowments can be created through gifts of cash, securities and other assets through one-time gifts, estate gifts and multi-year pledges. As the endowment grows over time, it extends generosity beyond a lifetime, making your impact last for generations.

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Aerial view of Peace Mall

Peace Mall is the heart of campus tradition, where we celebrate our significant moments and core values. With plans for 14 garden markers, each commemorates an important milestone in the college’s past and the principles fundamental to our future. We seek funding so Peace Mall may continue to be a place that keeps our history alive and shows the never-ending connection alumni and students have to Central.

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Choir Performance in Douwstra Auditorium

The renovation of Douwstra Auditorium has provided a regional concert hall and space for campus and surrounding communities to experience the arts, learn from world leaders and enjoy high-quality musical performances. Originally outfitted with an organ when it was built in 1939, Central seeks to restore an organ — the missing piece since the space’s prior renovation in 1984.

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Kuyper Athletics Complex

We are so proud to have a strong community of student-athletes and alumni. Our Central family is dedicated to providing and sustaining the best opportunities for students on and off the field, and we are thrilled to have renovated and expanded P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium to reflect those needs. We now look to projects that are necessary to keep our Dutch going strong!

Giving Days

Central College

Show your Central spirit by participating in our giving days! These special days are designed to bring our community together in celebration and support of Central. There are multiple opportunities every year where your gift goes further — with fun challenges, events and matches! Whether you’re a long-time supporter or considering how to get involved, your participation helps us achieve our goals and create unity and pride within the Central family!

Ignite Possibilities

Small-scale projects lead to huge opportunities for Central students. From supporting athletics programs to musical ensembles, your gift makes it possible for students to experience the same experiences you love. Check out our various funds and ignite the spark that fuels transformative experiences!

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