Inaugural Chairman’s Ball raises funds for new Hall of Business

April 22, 2015

Lisle, Illinois ~ A gathering of 280 Benedictine University trustees, alumni, faculty, staff and friends attended a fundraising event to support the completion of the Daniel L. Goodwin Hall of Business at the Lisle/Naperville Hilton on March 28.

The inaugural Chairman’s Ball was a sold out affair at which guests enjoyed dinner, dancing and a live performance by Frank Sinatra Jr.

Named in honor of Goodwin, a longtime University supporter and member of Benedictine's Board of Trustees, the innovative four-story building is currently scheduled to open its doors later this fall and will provide students with a cutting-edge learning environment.

The new building includes classrooms, study areas, offices, a Starbucks cafe, a 40-seat, state-of-the-art trading laboratory, auditorium and space to house all College of Business programs, including the University’s Master of Business Administration program and the innovative Ph.D. in Organization Development and Ph.D./D.B.A. in Values-Driven Leadership programs.

Visit for a live video on our construction progress.

Those interested in making a contribution toward the new building can contact or (630) 829-6003.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has a branch campus in Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls more than 5,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the eighth consecutive year in 2018. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, or visit

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