Our Supporters


Stories of Faith and Stewardship

Community, faith, and scholarship become woven into your life story when you make your legacy gift to Benedictine College.

This is an opportunity to give a larger gift in the future that you may not be able to give today. A gift that will have a lasting impact, inspiring generation after generation of Benedictine students.

And now, meet some supporters – people just like you – who believe in the impact the mission of Benedictine College has on the students we serve.

Proud Parents Continuing the Tradition
Ever since their daughter graduated from Benedictine College in 1980, Ed and Marlene Gellings (left in photo) have been giving annual gifts. Their support benefitted everything from the football and basketball programs to the campus ministry to student scholarships.

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A Commitment to the Values that Matter
After his years at Benedictine College, Bob Broderick, class of ’61, went on to pursue a brilliant 35-year career at Hallmark.

Then, at 63 he was diagnosed with cancer. It was serious. Bob met with his financial planner to put his estate in order, and that included setting up a legacy gift to Benedictine College that pays an income to his wife, Frances. In addition, Frances also set up another legacy gift to the college to be created from her estate after she’s gone.

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How 50-Year Class Reunions Sparked Extraordinary Generosity
When Rich and Dee Andra (right side of photo) saw their 50-year reunions at Benedictine College and Mount St. Scholastica College fast approaching, they wanted to mark the occasions in a memorable way.

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A Class Reunion Reaffirms This Alumni’s Affection for the College
It was June 2000, and Ed Ciarniello, class of ’70, was feeling a little down because many of his classmates failed to make the trip for their 30-year class reunion.

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A Loving Wife Honors Her Husband
Dixie Briggs wanted a special way to honor the memory of her husband, Charles. So she decided that the most fitting tribute was a legacy gift made in his honor to Benedictine College, and here’s why.

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