For me, Benedictine has always been about family. My grandfather, father and I all attended BC, and all of us can point to our time at the school as one of great significance for what our lives became. The mission of the school and its culture are ingrained in us. I have been honored to serve and support that mission over the years, giving back to a place that gave so much to me. My true motivation, however, is to build a future that will unfold on a newer and bigger campus for our children and grandchildren.
Recently, I was blessed with two beautiful grandsons who will one day become a part of the BC brotherhood. Benedictine will play a huge role in their development, cultivating their sense of values and helping them figure out who they want to be and how they will contribute to the world. Chairing this campaign is a way for me to model the leadership and confidence I hope to see in them—a way to show them that when something is important in your life, you must nurture and cherish it.
No successful institution can stand still. Benedictine’s founding monks didn’t simply open the school doors and then sit back to admire what they had accomplished. They and those who followed them worked to improve and to advance the school. Today, we benefit greatly from their efforts. The desire to go forward, always forward is part of BC’s culture. By launching this campaign, we will transform the campus and enrich the education of our students, raising our school to the next level of excellence, never resting on any laurels, always striving to go above and beyond. Forward, Always Forward.
Walter B. Murphy III ‘71
Chair, Forward, Always Forward