We are pleased to announce our special musical guest for the night,


Bethel University’s fifth annual gala is your opportunity to invest in the lives of our students. Previously known as the Give Back Gala, the Bethel Gala will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Bethel University, honoring our legacy and continued commitment to transforming communities.

with Steven Curtis Chapman

In a career that has spanned over 30 years, Steven Curtis Chapman is the most awarded artist in Christian music history with 59 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, five GRAMMYs®, an American Music Award, 49 No. 1 singles, selling more than eleven million albums and with ten RIAA-certified gold or platinum albums to his credit. Chapman also became a best-selling author in 2017 with his memoir “Between Heaven and the Real World: My Story”.

Fifth annual Bethel Gala

Sat., April 30, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Wiekamp Athletic Center, Bethel University

Join Us Saturday, April 30

The night will also include a plated meal, stories from Bethel's past and present, and an address from President Bellefeuille as we look to Bethel's future.

Sponsor the Event

Our Gala sponsors have made this annual event one of the greatest avenues of support for student scholarships and areas of need.

In our 75th year, we need your help as we prepare for the exciting opportunities in the days ahead.

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

Join us for a night of storytelling to remember the past, celebrate the present and 
prepare for our future.

Every gift matters

Your gifts literally shape the experience of Bethel students, by providing opportunities and experiences that would otherwise not be possible.
Scholarships help students:
  • Afford college
  • Enlarge their vision
  • Impact the world

2020 Give Back Gala audience photo in dimmed gymnasium
2020 Give Back Gala speaker JC Watts at the podium
2020 Give Back Gala attendees, young couple with two babies
2020 Give Back Gala students share their stories from the stage
2020 Give Back Gala dimmed gymnasium
2020 Give Back Gala guests seated at table laugh at something said during the program

Our Staff

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Brent LaVigne

Brent LaVigne

Titles: Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Emily Sherwood

Emily Sherwood

Titles: Director of Alumni Engagement and Giving, Interim Director of Development
Phone Numbers:
Work: 574.807.7023
Laura Baughman

Laura Baughman

Titles: Data & Development Coordinator
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