Bethany College has received $75,000 as a collective gift for the Bethany in Kansas Annual Fund.
Dr. L.T. and Sheila Fleske challenged alumni in medical professions to give financially to Bethany. The Fleskes then matched up to $25,000 of the alumni gifts. More than 20 individual gifts came in response to the Fleske Challenge and the goal was met before the end of the fiscal year.
“Dr. Fleske and Sheila believe in the vision of a bright future for Bethany. Their leadership gifts over the last six years have been instrumental in supporting students who pursue high quality opportunities at Bethany,” said Bethany College President Edward F. Leonard III.
Fleske’s gift will support the Bethany Annual Scholars Fund, which provides scholarships to students. Reaching out to the medical community was a natural decision for Dr. Fleske, who has an orthopedic surgery practice in Great Bend, Kan.
Dr. Fleske is a member of President Leonard’s Advisory Council.