In December of 2016, the Board of Directors of the Bethlehem University Foundation created the Patrons of the Bethlehem University Foundation.
The Patrons are individuals or couples who make a qualifying gift to the Annual Fund of the Bethlehem University Foundation. By their gift, the Patrons invest themselves into the work of the Foundation in its sole mission of supporting and promoting the Bethlehem University.
There are three levels of Patrons:
Gold Patron for $100,000 in lifetime gifts after qualifying as Bronze Patron
Silver Patron for $50,000 in lifetime gifts after qualifying as Bronze Patron
Bronze Patron for gifts totaling $25,000 over a 5-year period
The title Legacy Patron of The Bethlehem University Foundation is bestowed upon individuals or couples who have generously supported the work of the Foundation through years of exceptional service and generous financial contributions to scholarships, endowed funds, or major projects of the University. The title of Legacy Patrons is bestowed by Resolution of the Board of Directors of the Bethlehem University Foundation.
The Patrons serve in an advisory capacity to the Executive Director of the Bethlehem University Foundation. For this purpose, Patrons hold an annual pilgrimage/meeting in Rome, Bethlehem, or another city as deemed appropriate by the membership.
The Patrons are recognized at all Foundation events where at least one member is present.
The inaugural class of Patrons was invested at a reception in New York at the home of the Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer to the United Nations, The Most Reverend Bernardito Auza.
The Patrons of Bethlehem University Foundation:
Dr. Samir and Mrs. Mary Abu-Ghazaleh
Mr. Elias and Mrs. Annette Aburdene
The Most Reverend Bernardito Auza
Mr. William W. Doty
The Honorable Newt and Callista Gingrich
Mr. François and Mrs. Calleen Letaconnoux
Mr. Tony and Mrs. Ilham Saca
Mr. John and Mrs. Nan Steger
The Reverend Monsignor Archimandrite Robert L. Stern
To further inquire about joining the Patrons, please contact John Schlageter, the Foundation’s Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-241-4381.