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Honorary Patrons of the Bethlehem University Foundation

The Patrons of the Bethlehem University Foundation are individuals or couples who make a qualifying gift to the Patrons Endowment. By their generosity, the members of this giving society invest themselves into the work of the Foundation in its sole mission of supporting and promoting Bethlehem University.

Honorary Patrons are appointed by resolution of the Board of Directors of the Bethlehem University Foundation in recognition for their extraordinary support of the Bethlehem University Foundation. There are currently four Honorary Patrons of the Bethlehem University Foundation: The Most Reverend Bernardito Auza, Papal Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations; Brother Joseph Loewenstein, FSC, former President and Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University; The Most Reverend William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore; and The Most Reverend Christophe Pierre,  Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America.

The Most Reverend William E. Lori
Archbishop of Baltimore

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By resolution of the Board of Directors of the Bethlehem University Foundation, the Most Reverend William E. Lori was elected to be invested as an Honorary Patron of the Bethlehem University Foundation, in appreciation for his service both to the Bethlehem University Foundation and his ministry on behalf of the Christian communities in the Holy Land.

Archbishop Lori will be invested as an Honorary Patron of the Bethlehem University Foundation, on December 1st, 2018, at a reception at the Residence of the Archbishop of Baltimore.

Brother Joseph Loewenstein, FSC
Former President and Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University

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By resolution of the Board of Directors of the Bethlehem University Foundation, passed on February 8th, 2018, Brother Joseph Loewenstein, FSC, was elected to be invested as an Honorary Patron of the Bethlehem University Foundation, in appreciation for his service both to the Bethlehem University Foundation and his ministry on behalf of the Christian communities in the Holy Land.

Brother Joseph Loewenstein, FSC, was invested as an Honorary Patron of the Bethlehem University Foundation, on April 5th, 2018, at a reception at the Residence of the Holy See to the United Nations in New York City.

The Most Reverend Christophe Pierre
Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America

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By resolution of the Board of Directors of the Bethlehem University Foundation, the Most Reverend Christophe Pierre was elected to be invested as an Honorary Patron of the Bethlehem University Foundation, in appreciation for his service both to the Bethlehem University Foundation and his ministry as the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America.

Archbishop Pierre was invested as an Honorary Patron of the Bethlehem University Foundation, on November 9th, 2017, at a reception at the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, DC.

The Most Reverend Bernardito Auza
Papal Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations

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By resolution of the Board of Directors of the Bethlehem University Foundation, the Most Reverend Bernardito Auza was elected to be invested as an Honorary Patron of the Bethlehem University Foundation, in appreciation for his service both to the Bethlehem University Foundation and his ministry as the Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations.

Archbishop Auza was invested as an Honorary Patron of the Bethlehem University Foundation, on April 20th, 2017, at a reception at the Residence of the Holy See to the United Nations in New York City.