Founders Day-Theology- Philosophy

Develop students’ minds and souls

Goal: 7,000


Philosophy prepares students to succeed in whatever career they choose—law, psychology, business—by cultivating articulate and serious thinkers with the capacity to engage culture and contribute to the common good.

This Founders’ Day, you can significantly expand our students’ learning opportunities. With your support, we will raise the next generation of professors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, and business leaders!

When you make a gift today, you will help:

  • Invite prestigious speakers to the annual philosophy conference
  • Improve professional development opportunities and facilitate student travel to important conferences
  • Continue to build community and celebrate student accomplishments, especially Senior Thesis completion

Make a gift today to the Philosophy Department by using the secure form below! 


This Founders’ Day, you can further enrich the Abbey Community with new opportunities for faith engagement

When you make a gift to the Theology Department today, you will provide the necessary support to:

  • Host theological conferences on campus and the great Charlotte area such as the Converging Roads Medical Ethics Conference
  • Support the recently established Diaconate program that trains the Charlotte Diocese deacons in theology through an 18 month course
  • Facilitate student travel to important conferences

Make a gift to the Theology Department today by using the secure form below! 

Make a Gift to the Theology or Philosophy Department 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.

Recent Donations

“The Abbey’s Theology Department has allowed me to dive deeply into my faith by studying Scripture and the most influential theologians throughout history, from Saint Augustine to Pope Benedict XVI. Not only have the classes increased my knowledge, but I have also been formed as a person because of the Theology Department. Interacting with the Theology professors outside the classroom has inspired me to pursue college ministry when I graduate and equipped me with the tools to do so well.”

Dana Jakubielski '24

Dana Jakubielski ’24

“After completing the course of study in the Philosophy Department, I was surprised by how apt these studies are to practical situations. I have always enjoyed coming to a deeper knowledge of any subject, and scholastic philosophy provides this cohesive and thorough knowledge of all reality on a speculative level which is difficult yet rewarding to grasp. I was also surprised by how well scholastic philosophy applies to practical affairs such as morality, understanding modern trends and even the spiritual life. Even as I am prepared to graduate the program, I will be taking these considerations and tools with me to help me throughout the rest of my life.”

Gabriel Lugo '24

Gabriel Lugo ’24

“The Philosophy department has given me the skills to think critically, reason ethically, and always seek truth. These skills have paved my path into law school next year, where I will continue to seek justice with a deeper understanding of society and the human person.”

Emily Reynaud ’24