Corporate Matching

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July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018 Bank of New York Mellon Benevity Social Ventures, Inc. Boeing Company Bridgestone-Firestone, Inc. Caterpillar Foundation Chevron ConocoPhillips Company DonateWell Eaton Corporation Eli Lilly and Company Foundation ExxonMobil Foundation Fidelity Foundation GE Foundation Google, Inc. Healthcare Service Corporation Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc. Humana Foundation, Inc. International Business Machine Johnson & Johnson KPMG Foundation Lyondell Chemical … Read More

Gifts from Foundations, Corporations, and Organizations

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July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018 Mary Ellen Ackermann Living Trust Center for the Studies of Addiction AmazonSmile Foundation American Blue Chip Investment Management American Center for Philanthropy Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky Appalachian College Association, Inc. Arjun Family Foundation ART Engineering Corporation Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Asbury-Warren Foundation Trust Association of American Colleges and Universities Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and … Read More

Choosing Berea: David and Carol Hunter

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David and Carol Hunter reminisce about their time in Berea.

David Hunter’s childhood was spent on a farm in Gradyville, Ky., milking cows and plowing fields. He grew up in a house with no indoor plumbing, and, like many Berea alums, not knowing he was poor. In his book, Childhood Memories, David hilariously recounts the trials and triumphs of those meager beginnings, but also dwells on the excellent home training … Read More

A Spirit Preserved through Academic Opportunity: Scharlene Oney Branum

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John G. Fee Legacy Wall

The John G. Fee Glade Legacy Wall lists the more than 3,000 names of those who have included Berea in their wills or made life income agreements with the College that resulted in a charitable gift. Scharlene Oney Branum graduated from Berea College in 1947. Maintaining a connection with her alma mater throughout her life, Scharlene ultimately chose to include Berea … Read More

It Feels Good to Do Good: Norma Horvitz

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Norma Horvitz

Norma Moretz Horvitz describes her memoir, Norma Sue: an Ordinary Extraordinary Life, as the story of a girl born in the poorest part of the country during the deep Depression in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. Norma learned of Berea College in 1988, when she received a solicitation in the mail that included a reproduction of a postcard from … Read More

Committed to Interracial Education at Berea and Beyond: John and Barbara Fleming

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John and Barbara Fleming

After attending a segregated high school, John came to Berea in 1962 intent on reading books he had not read before, being active in student organizations and addressing civil rights issues—some right on College Square. “The College leased several places of public accommodation, and we felt like we had to pressure them to allow Black students to use those facilities, … Read More

The Welchwood Legacy: Marjorie Wood Drackett

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Susan Bonta receives award at graduation

Susan Bonta received the Hilda Welch Wood Award for outstanding achievement by a female senior student at her 2018 graduation. Marjorie Wood Drackett’s cherished connection to Berea College and the city of Berea spans three centuries and four generations. “From the time I was a little girl, there was never a time I did not know about Berea College,” Marjorie … Read More

Paying it Forward: Diane and David Wallace

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Diane and David Wallace

“You want to give back and pay it forward because somebody had to give so that we could be here,” said David Wallace ’82. “It is important to me that those who can’t afford to go somewhere else—who have that capability to learn and grow—have that opportunity,” Diane Artist Wallace ’80 added. A focus on students is at the heart … Read More

The Place for Me: D. Wesley Poythress

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D. Wesley Poythress

As a young child, D. Wesley Poythress ’89 drowned and was resuscitated. After that frightening day, he went out of his way to avoid any body of water larger than a bathtub. But then a pivotal experience at Berea College inspired him to overcome his fear of water. As a transfer student, he was required to sign up for a … Read More