Bethany College finishes fundraising effort early

LINDSBORG, Kan. (AP) – Bethany College in Lindsborg is ending a fundraising campaign early after easily exceeding its goal.

The college says it has raised more than $22 million in its Engage the Future campaign. It started the campaign in 2011 with a goal of $20 million.

The campaign is the first of several planned campaigns. It was the largest fundraising effort in the college’s history.

More good news for Bethany – enrollment has grown 26 percent in the past six years and its freshman-to-sophomore retention rate is 64 percent.

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