Corporate Matching

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July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019 Abbott Laboratories Fund Apple, Inc. Benevity Social Ventures, Inc. Biogen MA Inc. Bridgestone-Firestone, Inc. Cambia Employee Giving Campaign Caterpillar Foundation Chevron Coca-Cola Co Matching Gifts Program Delta Air Lines Foundation DonateWell Duke Power Company Foundation Eli Lilly and Company Foundation ExxonMobil Foundation Fannie Mae Foundation Fidelity Foundation Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. GE Foundation Google, … Read More

In Honor Of

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Gifts provided in honor of the following individuals: Candis R. Arthur ’11 Dr. Sylvia E. Asante Julie Erdman Atkinson ’62 Ronnie C. Atkinson ’62 Dr. Robert Auerbach ’49 Dr. John Alden Auxier ’51 Joseph P. Bagnoli ’88 Lois Speer Baird ’48 Geraldine Allen Baker ’62 Ms. Michelle Bane Mr. Godlove Bangha Ms. Taffy Beckman Charles B. Bensenhaver, Jr. ’53 Ms. … Read More


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Legacy gifts left to Berea by will: Rhoda and James Allison Peggy M. Anderson Emily C. Bacon Christine M. Baermann Evelyn Blust Baker Margaret A Barnwell Florence and Minnie Behl Marjorie Boetter Zorah W. Bowman Scharlene O. Branum Eva Reid Brosius Charles and Evelyn Burgoyne Alice R. Burks Phyllis L. Burlingame Virginia I. Burr Ouida Midkiff Burrus Thomas K. Carpenter … Read More

Memorial Gifts

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Alice Umans Abramson ’50 Jerry W. Absher ’69 Ms. Blon L. Ackels Dr. Harold R. Adams ’48 Mr. Jack Adams Col. James Trigg Adams ’31 Jeremy Alvin Adkins ’00 Julia Allen Mildred Gorman Allen ’38 Lois Nolan Alley ’50 T. Kelly Ambrose ’82 Mr. Brian Anderson Mrs. Christine Hill Anderson Johanna L. Shoopman Anderson ’60 Mr. William Rockwell Anderson, Jr. … Read More

The Great Commitments Society

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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 Guy William Adams ’81 Judy B. Airhart Robert E. Airhart, II Dorothy J. … Read More

Friends of Berea

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Learn more about Stephanie Zeigler and her family’s commitment to the College.   Beyond alumni, faculty, staff and students, Berea is honored to have so many individuals committed to supporting the College’s mission and values. These individuals encompass diverse passions and motivations for the giving, but their combined philanthropic support allows Berea to maintain its commitment to student access and … Read More

Alumni by Class Year

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Read Emmanuel Tuffuor’s story, “Making it Possible” July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019 *Denotes members of the Elizabeth Culbreth Society Class of 1948 and Prior Contributors:  58 Berea Fund:  $28,070 Total Funds:  $1,133,463.71 Phyllis Douglass Abbott ’41 * Roberta Larew Allison ’42 * Lois Speer Baird ’48* Betty Jean Shufflebarger Bergman ’47* Raymond A. Bradbury ’46 * Dr. Warren E. Bulman … Read More

Our Stories of Sacrifice and Success: Donor Profiles

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Every year, Berea College celebrates with more than 300 graduates who successfully complete their degrees and move on to further their education, fulfill career aspirations, serve communities around the globe and share their Berea experience with a broader world. And every year we are delighted to share the stories of faithful donors whose support makes it possible for these students … Read More

A Member of the Family

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portrait of Monroe Peeler

Photo by Jay Buckner The story of Monroe Peeler and Berea College is incomplete without telling the story of his grandfather, John William Bate, who was born into slavery on a farm near Louisville. Emancipated with his family during the Civil War, Bate struggled in poverty until he followed a favorite teacher to Berea College. The quiet Christian campus was … Read More

Giving Access to Hope

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portrait of Dr. Delphina Hopkins-Gillspie and Charley Gillspie

Photo by Lifetouch Photography Growing up in Greenville, S.C., Dr. Delphina (Del) Hopkins-Gillispie ’73 was encouraged by family, clergymen and teachers to attend college. While she applied to several historically black colleges, her high school guidance counselor spoke with her about Berea College. The idea of attending a college that was diverse, open to minorities and required no tuition was … Read More