Founders Day – Greatest Needs

Support the Mission of Belmont Abbey College

Goal: 60,000

More than a century ago, Belmont Abbey was founded thanks to six faithful visionaries with philanthropic hearts. To date, their impact has been immeasurable — felt by students and parents, the faithful Catholic community, priests and monks, and untold individuals across the world who have met our alumni or received our educational Catholic resources. 

Our founders gave their time, efforts and financial resources, faithfully believing that their vision would stand the test of time. They set out to glorify God in all things and that mission lives on through our monks, faculty, staff, and students.

Today, you have the chance to make history and invest in the future of the Abbey.

We invite you to honor the tradition of our Founders, build upon their vision, and bolster the vibrant community they sacrificed so much to create.

When you become a Belmont Abbey Founder for a day, you make a direct impact on the college community.

With your donation today, you can:

  • Provide future generations with a firm foundation in the intellectual roots of today’s social, political and cultural movements while helping them grapple with the tough questions and gain the confidence to speak truth into the world.
  • Support future educators, nurses, and leaders with a firm foundation in the liberal arts and sciences for their leap into the workforce.
  • Fund much needed academic research and scholarship, increasing the Abbey’s impact on the national stage through our well-equipped graduates.
  • Facilitate the acquisition of new research tools, lab equipment, and teacher assistant resources.
  • And so much more!

Will you step up and help ensure the already excellent Abbey education continues and transforms to meet the growing needs of our students, staff, and faithful community?

This is your chance to lead as the first Belmont Abbey Founders did, support the programs and professors that gave so much to you, and create your legacy 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.

To commemorate Belmont Abbey’s 148th year, when you give a gift of $148 (or $13/month) you will receive four BAC black and gold leather coasters, a bag of St. Benedict hazelnut coffee and the BAC canvas tote bag.

Top Fundraisers

“Belmont Abbey has deeply empowered my own formation and even my understanding of myself and the world that surrounds me. But it has also helped shape North Carolina history, the Catholic South, and the cause of Benedictine liberal arts education in America.”

Rep. Patrick McHenry ’00