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From the President

"As a President’s Club supporter, in addition to annual scholarships, your gift helps fund important elements of our strategic plan like academic program growth, career and experiential learning, as well as the student debt project. You ensure future generations of Bulldogs have access to an MC education.

Building Community—it’s not just the name of a campaign; it’s integrated in everything we do at McPherson College. Thank you for coming alongside our students in their journey by giving through the President’s Club."

Michael Schneider, president

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Impact & Purpose

President’s Club Purpose
  • Utilizes annual gifts to the MC Fund and other budget-relieving purposes to make the biggest difference throughout MC
  • Leverages the “pooling” of gifts to fund innovative projects and programs to benefit the entire MC campus community
  • Provides sustainability for the MC Fund, which in-turn funds student scholarships year-after-year
President’s Club Impact from 2019-2020
  • $1,481,886 in contributions
  • 225 total donors
Presidents’ Club Giving Levels
  • Friends  $500
  • Associates  $1,000
  • Builders  $2,500
  • Partners  $5,000
  • Fellows  $10,000

Your contributions help support students like these:

Student Scholars

  • Natalia Salto

    Health Science, Cimarron, Kansas

    Natalia Salto is among the first McPherson College students to receive the Health Science Scholar awards this year. Ten scholarships for $25,000 were offered to top students who enrolled in MC’s new Health Science program this fall. Salto is also participating in the Student Debt Project. She said the scholarship along with the resources and support of the Debt Project are taking away some of the anxiety that she and her family have over affording college. “I didn’t expect to be selected for scholarship. This scholarship and the program made McPherson College the best choice for me.”

  • Kenajah Upchurch

    Business Management, Houston, Texas

    Kenajah, a business management major at McPherson College and member of the basketball team, started in the Student Debt Project as a sophomore because she said it appealed to her business sense. “I’ve always been a budget-person so that part of the program really appealed to me. The mentoring we receive in the program will most definitely help me. It’s really another aspect of my education that I can take away with me after college.”

  • Nathan Saffer

    Bio-Chemistry, Arriba, Colorado

    Nathan Saffer is a fourth-generation Bulldog but he is taking advantage of an opportunity that was not available when others in his family attended McPherson College. He is beginning his second year as a member of the Student Debt Project and is planning on graduating with zero student debt. Although the matching funds part of the program is what initially caught his attention, Nathan said the financial literacy and mentorship offered through the program is something he really enjoys. “I love how it encourages you to create and stick to a budget. I think following a budget is really important in college and something I can use the rest of my life."

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Why We Give

  • Lane '10 and Elizabeth Allison

    "This is a privilege to support a program designed to maximize students' future opportunities in their careers and as a members of their own communities." --Lane & Elizabeth Allison. Whether you are first-time President's Club donors like the Allisons or give faithfully to President's Club every year, please demonstrate your belief in McPherson College by making your donation today.

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Jerry Holman, Paul Hoffman, Eugene Lichty


"It began in a van."

The idea of a President’s Club was birthed during a 1979 van ride of MC leadership. This team sought to answer one enormous question: How do we meet the most pressing needs of our students, faculty, and staff this year? Their answer: launch a President’s Giving Club—an effort to ask 1,000 donors to each give $1,000. And, so they embarked on this ambitious effort to raise $1 million for the annual fund. This work continues today.