Build for Greatness


You Can Help Build for Greatness

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With your support, Benedictine College is poised to shape the future—through graduates, students, faculty and staff committed to community, faith and scholarship for the greater glory of God. To achieve this, Benedictine needs facilities that can attract and retain the best students and faculty. Read more about Building for Greatness goals here.

Thanks to your commitment to excellence, Benedictine College is recruiting and developing aspiring doctors, engineers, scientists, and health care professionals for the 21st century. Read about our real results here.

Advances in science are happening at Benedictine College, but future advancements will stall if the quality of the science facilities no longer measures up to the achievements of our world-class students and faculty.

You Can Make An Immediate Impact: Upgrade Westerman Hall

Westerman Hall was built in 1964 when the college had only biology, chemistry and physics majors and 750 students. Today we have more than 1,800 students and 10 science and engineering majors.

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This need is urgent.

A $26 million upgrade will completely renovate the existing 60,000 square foot building and build a 40,000 square foot addition. Benedictine College can no longer wait and, thanks to strong fundraising prospects and innovative financing, will begin Phase One of a two-phase plan to expand and upgrade the college’s science and engineering facilities. View the plans for the Westerman Hall renovation and expansion here.

Does this project match your philanthropic interests?

With your generous support and donations, you can help Benedictine College provide an improved science center that will:

  • Provide students a faith-based, liberal arts education that will make them better doctors, engineers, scientists and health care professionals who transform the world.
  • Introduce more Benedictine doctors, nurses, engineers, scientists and health care professionals into the world.
  • Attract even better and more ambitious students.
  • Educate leaders in cutting-edge sciences that can make a difference in the world.

Discover how you can Build for Greatness.

Click on the different ways to give below.

This is the easiest way to give in the form of a credit card, cash or check. Your thoughtful donation will be eligible for an immediate charitable tax deduction and will help us educate America’s future leaders. Donate Now.

Join Benedictine’s Cornerstone Society and choose from six levels of support, depending on what you’d like to give annually. Learn more here.

You can give a gift now or leave a gift for later by designating funds from your Donor Advised Fund. You’ll enjoy tax benefits today and can make gifts later, or whenever you’re ready. Learn more about giving through your Donor Advised Fund here.

Now you can continue your support for Benedictine College and make it a vital part of your life story. This is an opportunity to give a special gift of impact and significance – your legacy gift – that will demonstrate your dedication to the mission of Benedictine College. Learn more about legacy giving here.

In addition to providing a significant gift, donating stocks and bonds lets you avoid potential capital gains taxes and receive a charitable income tax deduction. Learn more here.

Giving real estate has significant tax benefits and can provide you with a lifetime income. See how you can give and receive.

Recently made permanent, those age 701/2 and older can make contributions directly from their IRA accounts to Benedictine College. This saves you from paying tax on that income while investing in the mission of Benedictine College. Learn more here.

When you make a memorial gift in someone’s honor, Benedictine College will send an acknowledgement to the family or person you would like to memorialize. Learn more here.


If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Vowels, Vice President for Advancement, at 913.360.7418 or kvowels@benedictine.edu.