Founders Day – Business

Develop the Next Generation of Virtuous Business Leaders

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In gratitude to a generous donor, when you make a gift to the Business Department your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000.

This Founders’ Day, you can help the Business Department expand experiential learning and professional development opportunities for the students.

Business at the Abbey teaches much more than just merited financial success. In addition to imparting key skills and knowledge, the Business faculty also model and encourage honesty, integrity, and virtue in our future business leaders.

This year a generous donor has pledged a $25,000 matching gift to the Business Department. When you make a gift to the program today, your impact doubles, providing twice the support and help to:

  • Support the Investment Club as the students manage a stock portfolio and practice financial strategies.
  • Support Abbey Economic Professors to attend the Institute for American Economic Research in Great Barrington, MA.
  • Sponsor student memberships to professional associations such as the American Marketers Association
  • Send students and faculty to discipline-specific conferences to both present and network, further cultivating their expertise
  • Form active chapters of the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Collegiate and AMA (American Marketing Association)
  • Purchase materials and software to improve student experience
  • Support the Computer Science Department in their efforts to improve the technology lab in Stowe Hall.
  • Access course materials from the accounting educators association
  • Support the Annual Belmont Abbey on Wall Street Trip

  • Make a gift today to one of the Business Programs by using the secure form below! 

    Make a Gift to one of the Business Programs Today!

    And, as a special thank you for your donation to the Founders’ Day Challenge, we will send you novelty Belmont Abbey swag. When you give $10, you receive a glow-in-the-dark ultimate BAC frisbee. When you give $50 you receive a glow-in-the-dark ultimate BAC frisbee and a BAC canvas tote bag.

    While supplies last, if you make an anniversary gift of $148 (or $13/month) to the Business Department you will receive a copy of our Benedict Leadership Awardee Bob Luddy’s book titled “Entrepreneurial Life,” four BAC black and gold leather coasters, and the BAC canvas tote bag.

    Recent Donations

    “The Abbey gave me all the knowledge and skills to succeed in starting my own business- Easton Insurance which has been operating for 40 years.”

    Doug Easton’70

    Doug Easton
    ’70

    “After graduation I was offered a position doing corporate accounting for a small private company. I’ve held numerous positions in accounting and finance and worked for three different companies throughout my career. I am currently a Legal Entity Controller at BofA. I truly love my job and enjoy going to work every day. I thank my amazing accounting professors at The Abbey for guiding my path.”

    Brigid LaMuraglia Keas ‘21

    “I am proud and feel deeply honored to be a part of the Abbey family for over 38 years. I have enjoyed the welcoming collegial environment and the opportunity to work with very supportive colleagues.”

    Gireesh Gupta, Associate Professor & Chair of Computer Science