Each year, Westminster College celebrates its top supporters at the President’s Dinner. During the 2017 event, held October 13, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Kelly Dopman thanked the 455 members of the President’s Club and highlighted the impressive gains that Westminster has made in the past year, with a 60% increase in President’s Club membership, an astounding 759% increase in giving to the Westminster Fund, and an increase in overall alumni participation in giving to the Westminster Fund from 8% to 18%. In addition, the National Churchill Museum achieved a 200% growth in operational fundraising.
In her remarks, Acting President Carolyn Perry described the culture that inspires alumni and friends of the College to give so generously:
“Westminster matters because the educational mission, the people, the process, and the traditions here all say ‘we care.’
We care that students attend class and develop a love of learning that will last a lifetime. We care that they come to knowledge with open minds that can think innovatively, embrace diverse perspectives, and reason well. We care that they can problem solve creatively and articulate ideas with confidence and authority.
We care that they develop deep and abiding values and a commitment to serve in their communities and their nation.
Yes, Westminster matters because we have held fast to the mission, the values, and the traditions that helped prepare you for success and are now preparing this generation of students for success.”
During the evening’s festivities, the College recognized a special group of donors who recently joined Westminster’s Lifetime Giving Societies. These dedicated supporters of the College are listed below, along with a gallery of photos from the event.
Click here to learn more about membership in the President’s Club and Westminster’s other giving societies.
Sentinels of the Columns
$100,000 in lifetime giving
Philip J. ’88 and Erin Boeckman
Steven J. ’82 and Deborah Bowen
Peter W. ’66 and Lynne Brown
John R. Elrod ’68
James C. ’67 and Susan Morton
Richard A. ’64 and Mina Overton
Celeste S. Penney
Robert W. Price III ’89
Ryan W. Price ’93
Ford W. ’62 and Catherine Ross
David and Thelma Steward
Robertson Founder’s Circle
$250,000 in lifetime giving
Howard H. ’65 and Barbara Cherry
William D. ’71 and Chris Daniels
James H. ’66 and Beverly Hance
1851 Cornerstone Society
$500,000 in lifetime giving
John T. ’67 and Janet Baumstark
James F. ’92 and Melanie Bennett
Stephen F. ’67 and Camilla Brauer
George K. ’67 and Linda Parkins
$1,000,000 in lifetime giving
William E. Reller ’56