One of the Family: Alice Baker

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Alice Baker

The traditions of Appalachia and Berea College have always been intertwined for alumna Alice Sprinkle Baker ’56, of Lee County, Virginia. The youngest of five children, Alice grew up in the heart of Appalachian coal country. When a mining accident took the life of her father when she was 12, Alice and her family moved to Berea, Kentucky. Inspired by … Read More

Connected to the Great Commitments: John and Sandy Bolin

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John and Sandy Bolin

Strike up a conversation with John and Sandy Bolin, and you might think you were chatting with a pair of Berea College alums. They were drawn to Berea after learning about its history, particularly the commitment to first-generation college students and providing an interracial education. “Gosh, we just always thought the mission of the college was the best ever,” Sandy … Read More

Teamwork in Action

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Giving Day student thank you

In search of fresh, new ideas that appeal to current students and young alumni—the key to cultivating the next generation of donors—and infuse excitement about giving among the faculty and staff, the development team decided to sample one-day giving campaigns. Other colleges and non-profits had found success with these 24-hour fundraising blitzes. Berea decided to hold one in 2016, establishing … Read More

Honor Roll of Giving

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Alumna Gabriella Sabino ’17 reviews donor names on the Fee Glade Legacy Wall

Through the combined philanthropic efforts of generous Berea College alumni, faculty, staff and students, along with friends of the college, organizations, corporations and foundations, the College has retained the ability to fulfill its unique mission and commitments to interracial education of Appalachian students of less fortunate means. The names listed here represent thousands of stories of hope, commitment, courage, and … Read More

John G. Fee Society

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July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017 The Fee Society recognizes those individuals and organizations that have given $1 million or more to Berea College during their lifetime. 1525 Foundation George and Frances Ball Foundation Mrs. Edith Bingham Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation Mrs. James C. Bowling Compton Foundation, Inc. Jessie Ball duPont Fund Horatio B. Ebert Charitable Foundation Frances Rosi … Read More

Founders’ Club

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July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017 Lifetime memberships to the Founders’ Club are conferred to those who have already contributed $50,000 (including past donations). Those who became members prior to July 1, 2003 retain their membership under the previous criteria. Mr. and Mrs. John E. Abele Mrs. Mary S. Abele Mrs. Kay E. Adair Dr. Harold R. Adams ’48 Mrs. John … Read More

President’s Club

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July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017 Lifetime memberships to the President’s Club are conferred to those who have already contributed $20,000 or more to Berea College. Those who became members prior to July 1, 2003 retain their membership under the previous criteria. Ann Abshier and Jerome R. Blackstone Dr. Fuad Said Abu-Zayyad ‘57 Guy William Adams ‘81 Violet Gregory Adams ‘41 … Read More

Great Commitments Society

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July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017 The Great Commitments Society recognizes those who have included Berea College in their will or trust and/or have established life income agreements with the College. Rev. James L. and Dr. Louise C. Abbott Alice Umans Abramson ’50 Ruby Roten Absher ’60 Ann Abshier and Jerome R. Blackstone Connie Spencer Ackerman ’68 Guy William Adams ’81 … Read More

Alumni by Class Year

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July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017 Class of 1946 and Prior Contributors: 59 1942 Reunion Chair: Roberta Larew Allison Berea Fund: $33,476.25 Total Funds: $169,366.84 Phyllis Douglass Abbott ’41 Roberta Larew Allison ’42 Wilma Wilson Barath ’44 Lizzie Allen Barrett ’41 Raymond A. Bradbury ’46 James H. Brightwell ’44 Ruth Wilson Caldwell ’43 Hazel Hughey Canon ’42 June Brice Cawthon ’45 … Read More