Why We Give

Donor Stories

Central is grateful for the support provided by donors who have made planned gifts to the college. Through their generosity, they create meaningful legacies for future generations.

Here are some of their stories.

Earl Simmelink

Called to Generosity

Both during and after his lifetime, Earl Simmelink's generosity is felt far and wide across Central's campus. Despite never attending Central College, he believed giving to others was a work of God in his life. Read More

Erv and Andrea Boat Roorda

Central College's Golden Years: Past, Present and Future

"Both of us live with a great measure of gratitude for the foundations that were laid for us in our educations at Central College." Read More

Justin and Amanda Fletcher

Futuristic Society Welcomes 17 New Members

Justin '02 and Amanda Hansen '00 Fletcher didn't wait until decades after graduation before beginning their giving to Central College. Their commitment continues with a planned gift. Read More

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