Donor Stories

Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others.

  • Charitable Remainder Trust
    Johnnie Lowry '81 is an advocate of an Abbey education, striving in her own life to achieve the Benedictine principle of balance in mind, body and spirit.
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  • Bequests
    Sometimes it's the people closest to us who see our real needs. Years ago Professor Emeritus Stanley J. Dudko witnessed from his students' accomplishments the fine work of the College.
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  • Lori Ann Mackowski
    When Lori Mackowski graduated from Bishop McGuinness Memorial High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1990, she planned to continue her education in a Catholic college by attending Belmont Abbey College.
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  • Honoring a Brother Through a Bequest
    As long ago as 1993, Harry Creemers '74 and Dr. Martha Groblewski, Harry's wife, began to contribute annually to a scholarship in the name of Harry's brother, John, who died at the age of 39 of a rare form of colon cancer.
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  • Planned Gift to Increase Scholarships
    In 1995 Mary A. and Edward K. Showfety set up an endowed scholarship fund at the College. Over the years they have contributed to the fund and it has grown, with the result that more and more students have been recipients of their scholarships.
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  • Parents' Bequest to Set Up Scholarship Fund
    Nancy and Don Bates, parents of alumnus Eric Bates '00, have made arrangements in their will to set up endowed scholarships at the colleges their three children attended.
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  • Why I Love the Abbey
    I graduated from Goldsboro High School in Eastern North Carolina in 1950. My heart was set on Notre Dame, but we couldn't afford it. Fortunately my brother Jack was just finishing his freshman year at the Abbey, and he sold me on the school. We even roomed together my freshman year.
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  • IRA gift helps College Chapel
    To meet Fran and Chuck Muller is to meet Belmont Abbey. Their love for the Abbey is reflected in all that they do.
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