Gala commemorates Benedictine's 130th Anniversary
Oct 12, 2017 11:35 AM - Benedictine University marked 130 years of providing a Catholic education at its inaugural Founders Gala on October 7, paying homage to the founding monks of the institution while raising funds to support students through scholarships. The festivities were a part of the University's Homecoming heritage and history celebration and recognized today's monks of St. Procopius Abbey and sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery. "More than 40 years ago, the monks entrusted the well-being of the institution to the lay leadership of the Board of Trustees," said Benedictine University President Michael S. Brophy, Ph.D., M.F.A. "Since that time, Benedictine has gained national and international recognition through major partnerships. We have brought the Benedictine DNA to many communities, and we were honored at the Founders Gala by the Lisle, Springfield and Mesa communities for our service."