About the Loyal Raven Program

A program for Benedictine College’s alumni and friends who are deeply involved in the college community and are proud to wear “red” on their sleeves. Loyal Ravens are our best advocates! This program recognizes their dedication, passion and commitment to Benedictine College. Being a Loyal Raven is all about pride, involvement, feeling a connection and proudly wearing the Raven on your sleeve.

Becoming a Loyal Raven is easy … just complete four steps each year to be eligible – Verify/update your contact info, attend an event or volunteer, give back, and advocate for the college.

 

Stay Informed

Verify/update your contact information

Keep your contact information up-to-date via your online my.benedictine.edu account. By keeping your email address, phone number, and mailing address updated you will stay connected to the college, fellow alumni, faculty and students. You also help the college be more efficient or more “green” by not sending mail to the incorrect address or emailing the wrong account.

By registering online you will receive the following:

  • College announcements and emails
  • Receive the bi-weekly Benedictine College Fly-by
  • All Loyal Ravens will receive the Spirit of Giving and the Raven Review magazines
  • Have a place to reconnect with former classmates through class notes
  • Have a professional network through LinkedIn with other alumni
  • Invitations to events in your area

 

Get Involved

Volunteer or attend an event

There are many events and others ways to get and stay involved. Whether you live in Atchinson, San Diego, Orlando or Beijing, you can still be involved!

  • Volunteer to serve on your reunion committee.
  • Be a class agent.
  • Attend an event in your area or come back to campus for homecoming, alumni reunion weekend, or other ongoing events.
  • Attend the annual Scholarship Ball.
  • Bring a prospective student to a local event in your area or recommend an admissions counselor come and visit the student. 
  • Host an alumni event at your home or business. Be sure to send us photos!
  • Become a career center volunteer and help students and alumni with important questions about your field, changing jobs, internships, mentoring, job search and more.
  • Volunteer to assist with fundraising efforts for the College – serve on a committee, chair your class giving, recommend prospective donors and more.
  • If possible, attend a Benedictine sporting event in your area and cheer on the Ravens.
  • Have a “mini” alumni event with your college roommates, fellow teammates, and other friends from college. Call the alumni office at 913.360.7414 to get an “ Event in a Box” to help with your event.

 

Give Back

Make a gift of any size each year (July 1 through June 30) to the Benedictine College Annual Fund

It is your participation in giving each year – not the amount of your gift – that really counts. You can demonstrate your commitment to support Benedictine College in the following ways:

  • Student Support: Help today’s students follow their dreams by providing an internship or open your professional network to our students and help them find a job.
  • Faculty Support: Retain and enhance our world-class faculty.
  • Make a gift that will help provide stability and strength for the future of Benedictine College.
  • Help keep our facilities and equipment current.
  • Continue to grow the faith-filled opportunities for students on our campus.
  • Buy a ticket and come to the Benedictine College Scholarship Ball.
  • If you are interested in making an annual fund gift to any of the above interest areas, contact the Office of Annual Giving at 1-800-766-0078, ext. 7452 or give now.

 

Show Your Pride

Show your Raven pride, anytime and everywhere!

Okay, if you have met the other three requirements, you probably already show the world that you are a Raven! Here are just a few ways to display your BC pride:

  • Download BC pride for your computer or phone.
  • Display your degree or the Raven Review and Spirit of Giving magazines in your home or office.
  • Follow @BenedictineKS on Twitter and “like” Benedictine College on Facebook.
  • Join us on Linkedin.
  • Wear your Raven on your sleeve, literally with Benedictine gear. Check out the Benedictine bookstore for all the new Raven gear! Send us a photo!
  • Put your Raven sticker/cling (your gift for being a loyal Raven) in your car window.
  • Talk about BC to your friends and family. Check out our website, for inspiring stories and events happening on campus. Share your story!
  • Tailgate at a Benedictine sporting event and send us your photo.
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