DSC_0023Jens Stensaas may not be a familiar name to many people today, but because of a generous donation from one of his descendants, his legacy of service to Bethany College continues.

Bill Gusenius and his wife Carol have donated $150,000 to Bethany College from sale of land formerly owned by Jens and Blanche Stensaas, Bill’s grandparents. The unrestricted gift is offered to help meet current financial needs and be used as a challenge for others. The Gusenius’, both 1973 graduates of Bethany and Lindsborg residents, decided the time was right to make the donation.

“The gift is a stretch and financially makes little to no sense for us,” Bill said. “But this isn’t an ordinary time for the college and we want to encourage other alumni to step up and give.”