At Benedictine University, our core values include volunteerism, stewardship and giving back to the community. As an alum, you have several unique opportunities to help make our University a better place for current and future Eagles and Redhawks! Learn more and get involved.
Alumni and friends, want to support all the great goings-on at BenU? Here you’ll find all the ways to give for scholarships, facilities, student life, the BenU Mission Fund or your own pet project.Support Benedictine Now
The overall goal of the Grants Office is to raise the public profile of BenU and increase the government, foundation, and corporate grants and sponsored programs portfolio. On this site, you will find all the various forms for applying for and administering grants, as well as applicable policies and procedures.See More
Wondering how to prepare for life after college, excel in your career, network with alumni, explore volunteer opportunities or find a new job? Alumni, looking for nonmonetary ways to give back through volunteer opportunities? The Office of Alumni Relations can help you achieve your career and life goals by connecting you to valuable information, tools and opportunities.Make A Difference Today
BenU alumnus Michael LaFido earned his Master of Education (MED) in 2000. Today, he is a bestselling author, realtor, luxury consultant, and founder of the Luxury Listing Specialist Designation (LUXE) […]
LEADS Director, Nicki Anderson, was named as the AAUW 2023 Woman of the Year for advancing equity by serving as a strong organizational and community leader and establishing programs to […]
The Honors Committee is pleased to announce the selection of the Senior Awards for 2022-2023. These students will be honored at the Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 14th, 2023. The […]
Local Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Financial Advisor and Crystal Lake resident and BenU alumna Ismat Khimani (’92) has been named to the prestigious 2023 Forbes “Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-in-State” list, […]
Members of the Alumni Association share a strong common bond: the Benedictine experience. The education you received, the memories you created and the life-long friendships you formed are the foundation of your connection with Benedictine. Everything you experienced as a student has primed you for your current role as an alumnus/a of Benedictine University. As a member of the Alumni Association, we encourage you to stay connected, get involved and make a difference. Everywhere you go, there will be opportunities to connect to the Benedictine network. The Alumni Association can help you maintain these valuable connections, serve as a resource in a new city, build a network for you throughout your career and keep in touch with classmates and other alumni.
Of course, financial support is always welcome. The financial contributions of Benedictine University alumni represent a vital resource for the University’s programs, scholarships and services. You can learn more on our Give page.
The Alumni Association is here to help you continue your life-long relationship with Benedictine. Keep in touch, and we will keep you connected.
I am honored to have been chosen to receive the Alumni Board Scholarship as it allows me to continue to get the most out of my education. This school has given me more than I could imagine through the incredible staff as well as the Benedictine community. I hope to one day be able to give back to the school that has given me so much, in a similar way that the Alumni Association has most graciously helped me. I am the person I am today because of the generosity and genuine people who I have experienced during my time here at Benedictine. Thank you to all those that have ever been able to proudly say they are an Eagle.
– Neena Franklin ’23 (Westchester, IL)
Nutrition and Dietetics major