The Gift of Benedictine

Welcome to Benedictine College! As a residential liberal arts college, the school I serve is home to 1,825 students who are learning to integrate faith and scholarship. Together with faculty and staff, we are building one of the truly great Catholic colleges in America.

Founded by monks and nuns who overcame the challenges of the early Kansas frontier, Benedictine is located along the bluffs of the Missouri River, in the birthplace of one of America’s freest spirits. When you cross the Amelia Earhart Bridge, drive north, and arrive on campus, you’ll discover a special community. It is truly a gift of God.

Will you join our community and support our efforts? The continued success of our school depends on your gifts—and we appreciate them, whether large or small. Benedictine College is a private institution, so it doesn’t receive funds from state and local taxes. Instead, we rely on generous gifts from alumni, corporations, and friends like you.

Here are some ways you can support us:

  • Enroll to donate a monthly, recurring gift
  • Contribute stocks and bonds
  • Arrange matching gifts by your company or employer
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You may have other ways you would like to help.  If you would like to explore more possibilities, look through this section of our website, call us at 1.800.766.0078, or email Kathy Garrison. Together, you will discover the best way to apply your personal vision and generosity to the mission of Benedictine College. 

For Benedictine,

Kelly J. Vowels ‘85
Vice President for Advancement