Report on Financial Position

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Source of Support pie chart

Designation of Funds July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018 Source of Support July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018 Statements of Financial Position Years ended June 30, 2018 and 2017 Statements of Activities Years ended June 30, 2018 and 2017

Honor Roll of Giving

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Graduation mortarboard that ways "Watch me change the world"

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

Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences & Health Building

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Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building

Berea Celebrates the Dedication of Its Newly Completed Science Building “I believe pursuing an extraordinary tomorrow creates a better world today,” said Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space, during the convocation following the dedication of the Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building. The pursuit of an extraordinary tomorrow encompasses both the academic and philanthropic … Read More

Giving Day

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$550,711 raised in 24 hours, which completes 171 scholarships Berea’s third annual Giving Day saw the entire College community come together to demonstrate the power of collective giving. As a result, the College significantly exceeded its goal of $300K in a day, raising more than $550,000 in just 24 hours. Giving Day has grown significantly in the past few years, … Read More

A Foundation for Tomorrow: Donor Profiles

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Three sculptures to commemorate the sesquicentennial of Berea College

Giving is one of the best feelings in the world, especially giving toward an endeavor in which you whole-heartedly believe. Each year thousands of people from around the world join together to build a strong foundation for tomorrow by investing in the lives of Berea’s students today. Some give out of gratitude for the sure footing with which Berea allowed … Read More

Education and Equality: Peggy Keon

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“Berea came down to me from both sides of the family,” explained Peggy Lumpkin Keon, a retired career consultant. She first heard of the College when she was a child, when her grandmother told her of her visit to a school in Kentucky where students worked campus jobs and didn’t pay tuition. “I remember thinking that makes so much sense, … Read More

A message from the Vice President

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Bernadine M. Douglas Vice President for Alumni and College Relations

The work we do in support of Berea College’s mission is life changing, for both the students who realize their dream of attending college and the generous donors who contribute to the College year after year. Our recent campaign to build a new natural sciences and health building on campus expands that life-changing work exponentially, and it brings to mind the … Read More

A message from the President

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President Lyle D. Roelofs

Dear Berea Alumni and Friends, I am pleased to present the 2017-18 President’s Report on Philanthropy and commend it for your review. This report details our strong financial position and conveys information pertaining to our sources of fiscal support. Our financial position remains strong thanks to sound management of our endowment and the continued support of friends, alumni and even … Read More

Second Century Club

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Since 1980, this special group of individuals has helped to significantly increase Berea College’s financial base. Membership is tiered and based on annual giving: Platinum – $2,500+, Gold – $1,000–$2,499, Silver – $500–$999, Bronze – $250–$499. Bronze ($250-$499) Effe Abbe ’05 Dr. and Mrs. James E. Abell, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Benny F. Abney Mr. Jerome R. Blackstone and Ms. … Read More

Mountaineer Club

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The Mountaineer Club recognizes students and young alumni who have graduated within the last 10 years and give at least $50 between July 1st and June 30th. Mountaineer Club Quad ($50-$99.99) Oluwatobi Olumide Adejumo ’20 Jeffrey Esteven Aguilar ’20 Ehis Akhetuamhen ’11 Rebecca Clare Whaley Allen ’07 Gaelyn Rotty Amick ’09 Stephen Thomas Amick ’09 Dylan J. Angiolillo ’21 Emily … Read More