The Newman University Advancement Department held the annual Beata Benefactors Banquet on Nov. 5, 2016 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center to thank and honor those who have supported Newman University throughout the year.
Special guest speaker Vice Rector-Dean of Students at Conception Abbey and Conception Seminary College, Rev. Pat York spoke to guests along with two Newman students who gave personal thanks to donors.
Daniella (Dani) Buedden, a junior at Newman, told the attendees, “Being a Newman Jet means that you have a whole community that is willing and able to help you succeed.”
Sophomore Kevin Clack said, “Newman University offers so many different organizations and clubs that whatever you’re interested in, you can be a part of it and put yourself out there, and connect with people from all over the world.”
During the ceremony, Vice President for University Advancement J.V. Johnston, along with Senior Development Officer David Alexander, University President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D. and former Director of Development for Sciences and Health Sciences Therese Wetta, ASC, introduced and thanked the newest members of the various Newman Giving Societies, presenting them with a gift for their generosity.
Some of the donors honored at the banquet are shown below.
Newman Giving Societies
There are five giving societies in which donors are recognized:
The 1933 Society, reserved for donors who have accumulatively given $1 million or more in cash gifts over many years. There were no new members in 2016.
The Sacred Heart Society, reserved for donors who give $25,000 or more in cash gifts during the fiscal year. Fourteen new members were welcomed in 2016.
The Monsignor McNeill Society, reserved for donors who give $10,000 – $24,999 in cash gifts during the fiscal year. Fourteen new members were welcomed in 2016.
The De Mattias Society, reserved for donors who give $1,000 – $9,999 in cash gifts during the fiscal year. Ten new members were welcomed in 2016.
The Newman Society, celebrating donors who have made a commitment to support Newman through a planned, deferred, or perpetual gift. Five new members were welcomed in 2016.
For more information on giving to
Newman, visit https://give.newmanu.edu