Giving Plants the Seed For Future Growth


Leaders' Message

Benedictine University is led by President William J. Carroll, Executive Vice President Charles Gregory, and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Taylor. This team of seasoned leaders shares a distinct passion for higher education by providing faculty and staff with the tools to transform students into game-changing professionals and future leaders.


Donor Spotlight

A BENefactor is a donor, a trustee, an alumnus/alumna, a faculty and staff member, or a friend who provides the Benedictine Community with the resources necessary to thrive.

  • "Being able to give back to a place that has done so much for me was the absolute highlight of this committee."

    - Aaron Youngblood
  • "I hope that we are remembered as a group who took strides to raise money, to continue the growth of the University, and very committed to the cause."

    - Alex Fridge
  • "To bring funds back to the school in honor of our Class was its own gift. I have grown and learned so much from Benedictine; it was a chance to begin repayment."

    - Alexis Wadowski
  • "I hope we are remembered for our leadership, dedication, as well as our diversity."

    - Enjolique McCollough
  • "This committee was a true blessing. For all the graduates who gave whatever they could; that truly expresses their love for the University and for this Class."

    - Erik Rickert
  • "I hope the Class of ’13 is remembered as an energetic group that worked hard and followed the Benedictine tradition."

    - Kaitlin Walsh
  • "Being a distant learner, I enjoyed the opportunity to meet other classmates. While each committee member was unique, our goal of achieving our dreams remained the same."

    - Juanita Boykins

Class Gift

Each year, a group of graduating student leaders pay homage to their years well spent at Benedictine University by raising funds for a special legacy gift or donation to the University.  Members from this year’s 2013 Class Gift Committee shattered their goal and raised the impressive amount of over $7,900! In appreciation, a bench (pictured above) and inscribed brick was recently dedicated to the Class of 2013 in the Alumni Plaza at the new Neff Welcome Center. For more information on this annual initiative and a full listing of donors from the Class of 2013, please click here.


Due to the significant increase of donor gifts during the Fiscal Year 2013, Benedictine University was able to strengthen its foundation and put down roots for exciting new initiatives on the horizon. The University would like to personally thank each donor for their generosity as each contribution helped shed light on students’ lives and thus allow them to grow...