Inheriting a Legacy of Generosity and Service

Kim BrownLeave a Comment

Pictured, clockwise from left: Stephanie Bowling Zeigler; her husband, Eric Zeigler; their son, Rett Zeigler; and her mother, Ann Bowling. Photo by Mary B. Photography & Design Stephanie Zeigler was born into an appreciation of Berea College. The youngest of James and Ann Bowling’s four children, she grew up in Connecticut amidst crafts created in Berea—an homage to her parents’ … Read More

Berea Patrons

Cora AllisonLeave a Comment

Berea Patrons recognizes students who support the work of Berea College through one-time gifts or their labor earnings. Membership is renewed on an annual basis, and gifts from July 1 to June 30 count toward membership. Their gifts go to the Berea Fund. Esther A. Abiara ’19 Ubai Abulteaf ’19 Emmanuel Acheampong ’19 Katherine Lindsey Ackerman ’19 Amoni C. Adair … Read More

The 1855 Club

Cora AllisonLeave a Comment

The 1855 Club  (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019) The 1855 Club is named for the founding of our great College and these generous friends and alumni are foundational to our current operations. Each year, these gifts represent 55% of the Berea Fund, providing critical gap funding to help us meet the need not met by the endowment. The … Read More

The Elizabeth Culbreth Society

StaffLeave a Comment

July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019 Berea Trustee M. Elizabeth Culbreth ’64 began giving back to her alma mater in 1965. Her faithfulness and love of Berea inspire us—that’s why we want to recognize all those who make consecutive gifts to Berea by welcoming them into the Elizabeth Culbreth Society. Names listed fall in these exact year categories. Other Culbreth Society … Read More

Lifetime Giving Societies

StaffLeave a Comment

Image of Draper - Lifetime Giving Societies

John G. Fee Society An abolitionist who opposed the American caste system, Reverend John G. Fee moved from northern Kentucky to establish the town of Berea in 1853. Two years later, he opened a one-room school that would eventually become Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South. Who could imagine a more challenging mission than founding … Read More

Second Century Club

StaffLeave a Comment

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-$4,999.99, Gold – $1,000–$2,499, Silver – $500–$999, Bronze – $250–$499.   Bronze ($250-$499) Dr. Claire Cifaloglio and Mr. W. Robert Abbot Rashaad Abdur-Rahman ’03 Mrs. Elizabeth C. Abell James W. Adams ’53 Ms. Linda … Read More