Giving

There are many ways to give to Oak Hills.

Oak Hills Christian College

Oak Hills Fellowship Ministry Fund: These funds are distributed among all four ministries of the Oak Hills Fellowship for operating expenses such as utilities, maintenance, office supplies, and updating staff and faculty technology. OHCC receives 50% of all gifts to the ministry fund; Camp Oak Hills and CIM, 20%; and Church Ministries, 10%.

Alumni Project: Every year alumni are given the opportunity to donate towards a project which supplies a need for the students of Oak Hills Christian College. For 2022, the chosen project is a new gym floor. The current floor is cement which has been instrumental in causing many injuries to our athletes and non-athlete students. This need has been a topic of concern and of discussion for several years since it involves the health and wellness of our students. Therefore, it has been decided to offer this need to our alumni to give them the opportunity to help make our gymnasium floor a safer and healthier surface for OHCC students and athletes.  This is also an important issue to deal with in our effort to reach the community through offering our facilities to rent, as the current cement surface is a deterrent to local groups looking for a gym to use/rent for their sports activities.

The cost of this project is close to $100,000.00, which includes the supplies, installation, and beginning maintenance. In addition to alumni contributions to the Alumni Fund, we will be seeking donations from other friends of Oak Hills Christian College and businesses that are interested in supporting OHCC. We will keep you updated on the progress of this project as well as any matching gifts that are offered. Thank you for your support of our students, current and future, by giving to the Alumni Fund Project 2022.

We are excited to share that $98,000 has been received toward the cost of a new gym floor! Thank you so much for each of you that has chosen to give to this project!  We encourage you to continue to make donations to this project as they will be needed to cover additional expenses of updating safety items for the court as well as hidden expenses that arise when doing an update to an older building. Plans are underway to begin installing the new floor this summer. We are praising the Lord for the quick response to this need!

Scholarship Funds

Student Grant Fund: Donations to the SGF are used to fund grants and scholarships for Oak Hills students. These gifts reduce the cost of biblical education for our students. 

Mokahum Ministry Center Student Scholarships: Donations towards Mokahum Scholarships help fund Mokahum student tuition costs. By donating to Mokahum Ministry Center Scholarships, you help train Mokahum students to become leaders in their Native communities.

Camper Scholarship Fund: Camp Scholarships are for children who would benefit from camp, but without financial help, would not be able to attend. Gifts to the Camp Oak Hills Scholarship fund give children the opportunity to begin a lifelong faith journey.

Alumni Scholarship: A student you know can get an institutional scholarship because you’re an alum. 

Planned Giving
bequest

A bequest is a planned gift to Oak Hills Christian College made at death through your will or trust. A bequest is the simplest type of planned gift to make and one of the easiest to implement.

The Details

If you have a will or plan to create one, we ask that you consider including a bequest for Oak Hills Christian College. You may leave personal property, real estate, securities, insurance policies, or retirement plan assets to Oak Hills Christian College. Property that passes through a beneficiary designation (such as individual retirement accounts) can be left by designating Oak Hills Christian College as a beneficiary.

BENEFITS OF YOUR BEQUEST:
  • Receive estate tax charitable deduction
  • Lessen the burden of taxes on your family
  • Leave a lasting legacy at Oak Hills Christian College
HOW DO YOU MAKE A BEQUEST?

A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an advisor, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to be made to family, friends or Oak Hills Christian College as a part of your estate plan.

MAKING A BEQUEST OF YOUR RETIREMENT ASSETS

A retirement asset, such as an IRA account, makes an excellent bequest to us. If the IRA were given to your family, much of the value may be lost through estate and income taxes. By designating Oak Hills Christian College as the beneficiary of all or part of your IRA (using a beneficiary designation form provided by your custodian/advisor), the full value of the gift is transferred tax-free at your death and your
estate receives an estate tax charitable deduction.

GIFT ANNUITY

A Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) is a contract between you and Oak Hills Christian College. In exchange for a gift of cash, we agree to make fixed payments to you for the remainder of your life.

The Details

If you are seeking to both make a gift to charity and receive fixed income for the future, a gift annuity is the right choice for you.

Oak Hills Christian College adheres to the rates set by the American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA); the older the age of the person receiving the gift annuity payments, the higher the rate.

The minimum amount required for a gift annuity is $5,000.

BENEFITS OF YOUR GIFT ANNUITY:
  • Receive fixed payments for one or two individuals for life
  • A portion of each payment may be tax-free
  • Payout rates are based on the annuitant’s age
  • Receive a federal income tax deduction
ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

An Endowed Scholarship provides Oak Hills Christian College with a permanent asset from which students are supported. Gifted principal remains intact and only the interest is awarded each year.

The Details

With a large percentage of the student body at Oak Hills demonstrating financial need, an endowed scholarship provides financial relief for students seeking a biblically centered education to best prepare them to serve Christ in life. These scholarships help them achieve the goal of a college education without taking on the burden of student debt.

Endowed scholarships at Oak Hills Christian College may be established starting at $10,000. Awards are made annually to deserving students. It is preferred that scholarships are unrestricted; however, occasionally it is possible to specify students within certain academic programs or select geographic locations.

Your endowment creates a permanent funding source that will grow over time and support worthy students now and in the future. All students who receive a named scholarship are made aware of your generosity and commitment to the purpose and mission of Oak Hills Christian College.

IRA ROLLOVER

An IRA Rollover is possible when you are age 70 1/2 or older and desire an easy way to make a gift to charity and receive tax benefits.

The Details

As of December 2015, you are able to make a gift of up to $100,000 from an IRA to a charity, such as Oak Hills Christian College. Taxpayers age 70 ½ years or older may annually transfer their required minimum distribution directly to the selected charity without first having to recognize the distribution as income. Thus, this giving option allows donors to avoid taxes on their IRA distribution while supporting Oak Hills Christian College.

You should contact your IRA custodian to make an IRA rollover to Oak Hills Christian College. The IRS will treat the amount of the cash gift as a direct gift to charity resulting in tax savings.

BENEFITS OF YOUR IRA ROLLOVER:
  • Lower taxable income
  • Lower-income may lower tax on social security
  • Give a major gift source – IRA dollars as opposed to cash
  • Enjoy tax and income benefits
  • Positively impact current and future students at Oak Hills Christian College

Contact Leesa Drury
(888) 751-8670
leesadrury@oakhills.edu

Center for Indian Ministries

CIM Ministry Fund: These funds provide for utilities, office supplies, and maintenance projects.

CIM BUILD Fund (Biblical United Indigenous Leadership Development): BUILD recognizes the need to build up Native leaders who lack the means and/or the time to leave their homes and churches for extended periods of time to pursue ministry training. Contribute to the ongoing cost of the program or to the one-time cost of video equipment to make these sessions available off-site. 

CIM and Mokahum Missionary Support: Support the ministries of the individual missionaries at CIM and Mokahum.

Mokahum Ministry Fund: Funds donated to the Mokahum Ministry Center go to Mokahum school expenses. These include honorarium and travel expenses for guest teachers, room and board for students, and student program and recreational supplies.

Camp Oak Hills

Camp Ministry Fund: These funds provide for recurring expenses, office supplies, and keeping the facilities up to date. 

Camp Building Fund:  Winterization of the cabins and finishing the new basement section of the dining hall will move forward as funds become available.

Camp Missionary Support: Support the ministries of Scott and Mandy Buchan, Brian and Becky Eastling, Stephen and Riley Helweg, Sarah Tener, Sierra Simonson and seasonal summer staff.

Oak Hills Church Ministries

Church Ministries Fund:  These funds provide for recurring expenses, office supplies, and travel to provide mentorship and support conferences. 

Church Ministries Missionary Support: Support the ministries of Jim Hodgson and Rick Weinert. 

Certificate in Rural Ministry Program Fund: It is our desire to equip and encourage leaders to serve in a rural setting, as well as to be a primary resource for rural congregations and potential leaders. An innovative opportunity we are pursuing in full collaboration with Oak Hills Christian College is to supply leaders to rural churches in the launch of our academic Certificate Program in Rural Leadership and Ministry. Financial resources are needed to underwrite the cost of this new program.

Right Now Media: Oak Hills makes this online video resource available complementary to students and alumni. Donations help underwrite the subscription cost.

Contact Us

The Office of Advancement engages in alumni relations. We are open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The college is closed on the weekends (except for some special events) and on most major holidays.

You can contact us by phone, email, mail, or by making an appointment to visit in person. We look forward to hearing from you in whatever manner is most convenient for you.

Phone: (218) 333-1957
Office location: Schreiber Activity Center
Mailing address:
Office of Advancement
Oak Hills Christian College
1600 Oak Hills Road SW
Bemidji, MN 56601

Oak Hills Christian College is an accredited member of EFCA.