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Pillars of St. Benedict

Founded in 2011, the Pillars of St. Benedict recognizes the University’s most generous contributors.

Gifts from members of the Pillars of St. Benedict stand as an example for others by encouraging our students, inspiring our faculty, expanding our programs, enhancing our campus life and advancing in countless other ways the goals of the University and those it serves.

Membership in the Pillars of St. Benedict honors your total lifetime of giving to Benedictine University. All types of gifts – cash contributions, securities and property – will be acknowledged toward your membership in the society. Whether you make one gift or many, your philanthropic leadership will be honored through the Pillars of St. Benedict.

Below are the Pillars of St. Benedict Giving Society contribution levels:

  • St. Benedict Society: Individuals who have given $100,000 or more in their lifetime.
  • Abbot Society: Corporations/Foundations that have given $500,000 or more during their history.

Thank you to our Abbot Society Members:

  • BP Amoco Corporation
  • Evelyn R. Simmers Charitable Trust
  • Magnetrol International
  • Sodexo International, Inc.
  • NICOR
  • Scholl Foundation
  • Arthur Andersen Foundation
  • Daniel F. & Ada L. Rice Foundation
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation

Thank You to our St. Benedict Society Members

  • Mr. & Mrs. Philip F. Flynn
  • Mr. & Mrs. John M. Atkinson
  • Estate of Mr. Howard V. Phalin
  • Mr. Michael E. Hobbs
  • Mr. & Mrs. Edward W. Jochim Sr.
  • Mr. Daniel F. Rigby
  • Mr. Edward F. Paliatka
  • Mr. & Mrs. Dennis E. Wisnosky
  • Mr. & Mrs. Philip A. Schaack
  • Mr. Stuart Levine
  • Mr. & Mrs. John J. Fulton
  • Mr. & Mrs. Gerard J. D’Souza
  • Dr. & Mrs. Ernest J. Gentchos
  • Ronald J. Allain, Ph. D.
  • Mr. Gustav A. Fischer Trust
  • Dr. Joseph F. Padera
  • Hon. William C. Atten
  • Mrs. Bernice P. Brandel
  • Mr. Richard J. Remijas Jr.
  • Dr. & Mrs. Ronald J. Winters
  • Mr. James G. Flannery, Sr.
  • Anna L. Komrska Trust
  • Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. King
  • Mr. & Mrs. Bruce R. Bronge
  • Mr. William Biehl
  • Mr. & Mrs. James H. Beatty
  • Mrs. Kathryn L. Flanner
  • Estate of Rev. Paul Tsi
  • Mr. & Mrs. Richard J. Lamb
  • Ms. Lois H. Case
  • Mr. Bernard J. Kurtin
  • Mr. & Mrs. John P. Calamos Sr.
  • Mr. & Mrs. John F. McGuinn
  • Mr. & Mrs. Paul G. Gauvreau
  • Estate of Ms. Mary T. Hajek
  • Dr. Richard J. Remijas
  • Mr. William E. Dotterweich
  • Estate of Mildred R. Taubr
  • Estate of Mrs. F.W. Specht
  • Mrs. Gail M. Donovan
  • Mrs. Lydia Polek
  • Mr. Edward H. Schmitt
  • Mr. Fred A. Krehbiel
  • Estate of Dr. Frank J. Valach
  • Ms. Ada L. Rice
  • Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Lehman
  • Emil M. Banas, Ph. D.
  • Mr. Leo Kappel
  • Mr. Arthur Andersen III
  • Mr. Willis M. Gillett
  • Estate of Connie L. Keenan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Joseph F. Kindlon Jr.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Birck
  • Mr. & Mrs. Daniel L. Goodwin
  • Estate of Dr. John Krasa
  • Estate of Mr. & Mrs. Harold Moser
  • Mr. Harold E. Moser
Contact Us: Jessica Gissal
Associate Director of Stewardship
Stewardship Development
Benedictine University
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532
Phone: (630) 829-1811
Fax: (630) 829-6313
Email: jgissal@ben.edu