Created by the Board of Directors of the Bethlehem University Foundation, the Patrons of BUF are individuals or couples who make a qualifying gift to the Patrons Endowed Fund. The Patrons Endowed Fund, a board-restricted fund, ensures a sustainable future for Bethlehem University and the Bethlehem University Foundation. A gift to the Patrons Endowed Fund is a “forever gift” that allows the Foundation to grow the endowment to better fulfill its mission of supporting Bethlehem University. This endowment is managed by the Board of Directors of the Bethlehem University Foundation and is invested in the United States with T. Rowe Price.
The Three Levels of Patrons
The title of Legacy Patron is bestowed on individuals or couples who have generously supported the work of the Bethlehem University Foundation by creating an enduring legacy through scholarships, endowments, building projects, or other means of support.
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 throughout the year.