Founders Day 2022-Greatest Needs

Support the Mission of Belmont Abbey College

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Goal: 150,000

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-equipt 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 during the Founders’ Day Challenge, Tiny Saint Benedict keychain! 

Top Fundraisers

“Belmont Abbey College has taught and challenged me in many ways. Specifically, it has taught me how to reason my way through what I believe and why I believe it. It has challenged me to ask the tough questions, to be charitable in interpretation and to seek truth in all things.”

Jessica Huber '22

Jessica Huber ’22

“I have had the honor to learn from some incredibly talented and devoted teachers and I am overwhelmed with gratitude for all that they have taught me. Through their words, but more importantly through their examples, the professors demonstrate what it truly means to embark on the journey of faith and to strive to glorify God in all things. “

Patricia (Maria) Kuhlman ‘21

Patricia (Maria) Kuhlman ‘21

“The faculty at Belmont Abbey College have taught me how to analyze and to engage critically with texts from across the history of philosophy, from the pre-socratics to the moderns, and so to find truth not in this or in that author, but to learn that, since the truth itself transcends time and place and since all men have access to this truth, some truth may be found in every seriously-written philosophical work. The task of the student is not merely to seek the truth ardently, but to learn to distinguish truth from falsehood and, having found the truth, having found what is in accordance with reality, to hold onto the truth firmly.”

Rachel Lang '21

Rachel Lang ’21