Bethany Auxiliary

Bethany Auxiliary is an organization which supports Bethany College, with membership is open to anyone who desires to participate in projects and events. Traditionally the membership had been comprised of women spouses of faculty and staff; it now is open to all interested women of the Lindsborg and Smoky Valley community.

Executive committee members are Carol Gusenius, Kris Isaacson, Janet Monson, Elly Ostlind and Sheila Leonard. For more information or to join, contact Carol Gusenius at (785) 227-3694 or

Approximately four general membership meetings are held each year, as well as fundraising projects:

    • Auxiliary CDBethany Auxiliary is managing the sale of the third edition of the “Measure for Pleasure” cookbook. These cookbooks and CDs are available for sale in the college campus bookstore and several downtown Lindsborg locations. Assistance for printing the most recent edition of the “Measure For Pleasure” cookbook was provided by a Heritage Grant from the Smoky Valley Community Foundation.
    • An ongoing baking program of cakes, cookies, etc. for students’ special events is also a project of the auxiliary and has continued for several decades. You can order cakes, cookies, brownies, or energy packs by emailing

All net proceeds of these projects are donated to the endowed scholarship funds of Bethany College. Since 1961, nearly $50,000 has been raised to support Bethany students.