What an amazing show of support! Thank you for generously supporting Central students. We're tabulating the final results, so check back soon. 

For more information about the Journey Scholarship, please visit: central.edu/journey

Giving Tuesday 2021

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Raised toward our $45,000 Goal
176 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 30, at 11:59 PM CST
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Double Your Gift on Giving Tuesday!

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two days for shopping deals. A few days later, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving. Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. It is a day for individuals, communities and organizations around the world to unite for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving to nonprofits. 


All gifts to the Journey Scholarship Fund today are DOUBLED, up to $45,000, thanks to our generous lead donors: Dave ’86 & Kristi Jaarsma Balk ’88, Dave & Mary Barnes, Mark ’80 & Lori Kooiker Ellingson ’82, Marsha & Russ Nieland ’87, Rick ’70 & Sarah Drexler Ryan ’71, Bob ’56 & Arlys Van Zee Verdoorn ’56 and Kris Cox Ward ’85.

The Journey Scholarship paves the way for students to experience Central. With your help, we can offer even more awards, helping current and incoming students pursue their dreams and experience everything Central has to offer. More than 99% of students receive financial aid meaning many students would not be at Central if not for the generosity of donors. Take a moment today and make your gift to show past, current and future students why Central is special!

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Every Gift Matters!

Last year, we received more than $200,000 from gifts under $250! EVERY gift makes a lasting impact on Central students!



We've got spirit, yes we do, we've got spirit and so do you! Your generous support shows you believe in Central and in our students!


Discovery and Development

Every gift not only helps us get closer to our goal, but also opens doors to Central students for a lifetime!


The Central Experience

You realize just how important the Central experience is and want more students to be able to afford a Central experience of their own. Your gift creates a lasting impact for generations to come!


Journey Scholarship

A gift at this level provides an entire Journey Scholarship for a student! Because of YOU, a student is able to attend Central College! Thank you.