planned giving

Legacy Societies

Charles A. Stoll Society and George E. Kline Society

The Charles A. Stoll Society and George E. Kline Society are legacy societies which are named for former Presidents of Central Academy and College and Wessington Springs College.

These legacy societies allow alumni and friends who wish to invest in the future of quality education at Central Christian College to do so with a planned gift from their estate.  Those who remember Central through a will, trust, designation or other planned gift, are invited to join. Many members have already established scholarship endowments.  Too often, these gifts are unrecognized because they come at the end of the donors' lives. The Stoll and Kline Legacy Societies provide a way to recognize and thank donors during their lifetime.

How to Join
The following types of commitments, confirmed in writing and subject to certain restrictions, qualify you for membership in the Charles A. Stoll or George E. Kline Legacy Societies:

  • a bequest provision in your Will or revocable trust;
  • a life-income gift that names Central Christian College as a remainder beneficiary, such as a charitable remainder trust, or a charitable gift annuity;
  • a gift or assignment of qualified retirement plan assets, such as an IRA, 401(k) or 403(b);
  • a gift of life insurance.

Benefits of Membership
In an effort to preserve your legacy for the purpose it is intended, we have chosen a few simple ways to recognize your commitment. Each new member will receive a certificate of membership in the appropriate Society.  In addition, members are invited to attend a biennial Legacy Society luncheon at the close of the summer alumni reunion in June. 

Let Us Know
Only a statement of intent to leave a gift to the Central Christian College is required. No documentation of gift amount or type is necessary. Society members may designate the use of the distributions from their future gifts, or may leave the distributions to the discretion of the College administration.

Your willingness to be listed as a member encourages others to follow your example. We acknowledge and respect those who wish to remain anonymous, but we urge you to let us know of your plans on a confidential basis in any case. It supports Central’s planning for the future. Of course, if you have not yet included Central in your plans and you would like to explore the best options for you and your family, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Calvin Hawkins at  We would be glad to assist you on a confidential basis and without any obligation.