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%.

Capital Campaign: Real Transformation: We continue to update campus, and still welcome gifts towards the remaining costs of our transformation.

Student Support – Phil Bjorklund: Phil Bjorklund is the Director of Intercultural Studies, as well as an instructor in certain humanities courses that relate to a worldwide perspective.  He is honored by the chance to continue developing next generation leaders for church and mission as a student mentor and seeks to be an asset to the college in his teaching.

Alumni Project: Every year, we provide an opportunity for our alumni to give back to current students by funding a small project or campus upgrades. Currently, alumni project donations will support technology upgrades in the chapel. We hope to better equip students, particularly those in our Worship Arts program, in learning the craft of sound mixing and video presentation.

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 transfer their required minimum distribution annually 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
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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 Paul and Michele Straubel, Leo Bird, Micah Carpenter, Dan Hovestol, Dan and Erin Pack, Sam Dodd, Les and Yvonne Parr, and Keith Pennel.

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, Corbin and Kayden McCray, Lydia Schrader, 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.