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5 Days for THE 400-Alumni

OC Welch '73 has offered to match any NEW gift dollar for dollar up to $25,000. We are extending the campaign to Monday, May 8th.

5 Days for THE 400 Alumni Challenge: May 1-5

The Power of Participation Starts With YOU!
ALUMNI GOAL = 600 alumni donors & 25% participation 
While the recent Capital Campaign supported building projects and the endowment, The Benedictine Fund supports the operating budget and every Cadet, teacher, and program at BC. It provides the flexibility to respond to changing circumstances and to take advantage of new opportunities. It helps to bridge the gap between the actual cost of educating a student and the tuition. Every gift truly counts—no matter the size.  Thanks to the generosity of the BC community, the annual fund can support a wide range of needs across the school.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 5 items.

  • Why is the Benedictine Fund important?

    The Annual Fund is the school's second-largest revenue source behind tuition, accounting for approximately 10 percent of the BC’s operating budget.  Being an independent school means that we are a non-profit organization, operating without financial support from local or federal taxes. We rely on tuition income, annual fund income, and endowment income to support the day-to-day operation of our school. The Annual Fund helps bridge that gap. Our Cadets are the most direct and immediate beneficiaries of all Benedictine Fund gifts.

  • Why did BC start the 5 Day Alumni Giving Challenge?

    Two years ago, we launched the 5 Days for THE 400 Alumni Campaign. We invited all of our alumni to focus their support and show their love for BC. Partner with us and make your commitment to help us reach 25% participation in 5 days!!!

  • Why is Alumni Participation so important?

    High levels of alumni participation is a vote of confidence in the mission and culture of BC. It is a reflection of the support and the commitment to our Benedictine values which are instilled in every Cadet.
  • What are my giving options?

    ONLINE: You can make an online gift on this page.

    VENMO: New for 2023. It's convenient and safe.

    ONE TIME GIFT: You can click on “Make a Gift or Pledge Today” and enter your credit card.

    RECURRING: You can choose the recurring payment option which allows you to spread payments over multiple installments throughout the fiscal year. June 30 is the end of our fiscal year period and all pledges must be paid in full at that time.

    CHECK OR CASH: You can always mail or drop off your gift to BC at 6502 Seawright Dr. Savannah, GA 31406.

  • How much should I contribute?

    Every gift, of any size, is meaningful, impactful, and very much appreciated. We ask you to consider giving as generously as you are able, but whatever the amount, it is your participation that BC values most.

Who will earn "CLASS OF THE YEAR"?

The coveted "Class of the Year" award will be presented at the annual Alumni Dinner in August.  This year, the winner of the "Class of the Year" will be determined through a points system which takes into account three categories:
1. Number of donors
2. Percent participation
3. Amount contributed

At the close of the fiscal year on June 30th, the top ten classes in each of the three categories will receive points. #1 in each category will receive 10 points, #2 will receive 9 points, #3 will receive 8 points. The total number of cumulative points will be totaled for each class and the winner will be crowned.

The "Class of the Year" will receive special recognition at dinner, as well as the monthly e-blast, website, social media, and the fall magazine. Father Frank will also host a special event for the class- usually a dinner in the Hospitality Suite at a home football game. The winning class will also have their class inscribed on the "Class of the Year" plaque which hangs in Alumni Hall. Good luck and remember- every dollar you donate helps our Cadets! 

2021-22    1966 & 1975
2020-21    1976     
2019-20    1975     
2018-19    2001     
2017-18    1980        
2016-17    1980          
2015-16    1980         
2014-15    1980          
2013-14    1961          
2012-13    1976          
2011-12    1987

Alumni Testimonies

“The kinship that BC instilled in me and each Cadet is a unique and important foundational life principle, a principle that we are our brothers keepers. BC creates an environment that promotes responsibility for each of us looking after each other - our friends, our family, our classmates and our fellow alumni - a brotherhood principle. That’s why it’s important that we give back to our current and future Benedictine brothers. Giving back grows the brotherhood principle, and makes Benedictine possible.”
- Joseph Shearouse '04
5 Days for THE 400 Alumni Co-Chair

"I welcome the opportunity to serve as the Alumni Co-Chair of the 5 Days for THE 400 knowing full-well the role the Benedictine Fund plays in the continued good health and prosperity of our Benedictine institution.
And just why am I passionate about supporting the school and the Annual Fund Drive? Because of the role Benedictine has played in my life.  Although I have lived most of my working life in Tampa, far from Savannah, I have maintained friendships with well over a hundred BC men, among them a handful of  very special people in my life. Friendships are key to a fulfilling life and my many BC friends have directly contributed to the success and happiness that my family has been blessed with in my lifetime. I am most thankful to BC for this lifelong blessing.
And now, almost 50 years later, I want our BC institution to continue to prosper, to continue to graduate men of integrity, and to continue to enhance the quality of a Benedictine education. It is more important than ever that in today’s uncertain world BC continues to meet these goals. Naturally,  this requires a level of financial success and our annual alumni drive directly supports this need. As we have all been blessed with many talents and treasures, I ask each of you to support the BC mission by contributing to the 2022-23 Benedictine Fund ensuring its continued success."  
 - Tom Hagan '75
5 Days for THE 400 Alumni Co-Chair

“From my perspective as an alumnus, parent of an alumnus, and current board chair, I understand the importance of the financial support for our school and the investment made by so many alumni, parents, and friends of BC. Without that continued support, the school could not continue to fulfil its mission of educating and molding the next generation of fine young BC men who are our future. Your continued financial support of BC is both crucial and appreciated.”
Chris Phillips '79
Chairman, BC Board of Directors