For more than a century and a half, we have continued the work begun by St. Bonaventure University's founders.
Today, as we share the story of our success, there is another story in the making: that of our future. We need you to help St. Bonaventure remain a special place.
With your gift of $1,858 to The Bonaventure Fund, you will play a pivotal role in the continued success of the University.
Please become a member of The 1858 Founders Society today.
BE A FOUNDER OF
Your membership in The 1858 Founders Society builds upon the efforts of Nicholas and Mary Devereux and ensures the future growth of the University.
Through your generosity, you and your fellow leaders will make a lasting impact in the lives of all those who live and learn at St. Bonaventure. Your membership truly is an investment in the future of many.
For more information about The 1858 Founders Society, or to become a member, please contact:
Julie Briggs Cunnignham
Director of Annual Giving Programs
St. Bonaventure University
3261 West State Road
P.O. Box 2519
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778
Donate online at www.sbu.edu/donate, call to make a gift, drop a check in the mail, or stop by Francis Hall to talk with us.
The rich history of St. Bonaventure University is steeped in stories of enormous sacrifice in order to build what is today a university of distinction.
Perhaps the most memorable story is that of founding benefactor Nicholas Devereux arriving in America as a boy of 15, with little more than the clothes on his back and three gold coins in his pocket. In gratitude for his safe arrival from Ireland, he generously gave one of the gold coins to
St. Peter's Church during Mass. An usher offered to return the coin, thinking it had been given by mistake. The young Devereux replied that he had given the coin as an offering to God.
Years later, the Devereux family helped create St. Bonaventure University. It will take the help of many alumni, parents and friends to ensure that Nicholas and Mary Devereux's legacy of giving is continued in perpetuity.
It is through The Bonaventure Fund that the foundation created by the Devereux family is built upon. Support of The Bonaventure Fund ensures that deserving students have the opportunity to achieve the education of their dreams - a Bonaventure education. It ensures that our faculty members can receive support for professional development. Most importantly, it enables St. Bonaventure to fulfill its promise: that our students are becoming extraordinary.
As a distinctive leadership designation for supporters of The Bonaventure Fund, The 1858 Founders Society signifies your commitment to continuing the legacy established by our founders. It also highlights your excitement about the University's mission as well as its vision and aspirations for the future.
Page compiled by Ethan Whipple, Class of 2012