Meet Central Donors
Paying Generosity Forward
Giving is personal, and for recent Central College graduate Trent Swartwoudt ’22, it’s an act of service for the institution he loves. This scholarship recipient turned scholarship donor was moved to pay it forward during his final year at Central because of the incredible generosity from which he benefited.
Baking a Difference: The Jackson Perkins Education Scholarship
Steven ’01 and Stefanie Bresnahan Perkins ’02 knew their eldest son, Jackson, likely wouldn't be able to attend college after he was diagnosed with autism. The couple decided to endow a scholarship in his name so Jackson's legacy would live at Central College forever.
The Gift of Monthly Giving
As a first-generation college graduate, Justine Jackovich Hines ’13 knows firsthand the value of giving.
Life Loves On
The college’s relationship with Fred Maytag and the Fred Maytag Family Foundation has helped shape the experience of students at the college, like Amber Reysack ’25, for generations.
Supporting Social Justice Work
Since he was a young boy, Paul Poppen ’69 knew he was going to attend Central College. Now his generosity allows others to fulfill their dreams of attending Central.
“I Love This College”
Even as he was coaching elsewhere, Central College wasn’t far from the mind of Jeff McMartin '90.
A Legacy of Love and Scholarships
Central College always held a special place in the hearts of Rev. Edwin ’51 and Luella Rozeboom Mulder ’51.
Journey Scholarship Celebration – 2021
To celebrate 10 years of the Journey Scholarship Fund, we invited 10 scholarship recipients to share the impact it's had on their lives.
It’s About the Relationships
Central is a family affair for Curt ’88 and Mary Holden Blythe ’90.
“Endless Possibilities for My Daughter”
Tom is a proud parent of Central alumna Allison Reinbold '20. He says Central College has grown Allison into a confident, well-rounded individual with endless opportunities for her future.