Donor Stories

Saint Leo is grateful for all its donors. Gifts, both big and small, help ensure that Saint Leo has the resources that students need to succeed. In this section, you are invited to meet some of the many donors who give generously to Saint Leo, providing funds and expertise, as well as inspiration to others.

Donor Spotlight



For alumnus, home is wherever Saint Leo is.

In addition to offering a generous annual gift, Tony McGee ’06, ’08 helped spearhead the January 2017 launch of Saint Leo’s Tampa Bay Alumni Chapter. Over the past nine months, members have prepared meals for homeless residents, represented Saint Leo in a walk for cancer awareness, and enjoyed valuable opportunities for networking. So where will Tony McGee be on November 2 – 5, when Saint Leo celebrates the return of Homecoming Weekend at University Campus? If his part-time job as a local disc jockey doesn’t interfere, he plans to be right in the middle of the fun. And if his plans don’t work out? He’ll remind himself that home is always as close as the nearest alumni.

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Cohn-Whiting Endowment for Catholic-Jewish Studies group

The Cohns and the Whitings

Cohn-Whiting Endowment for Catholic-Jewish Studies

 

Douglas and Maureen Cohn are well-known in the Tampa area for their generosity to cultural institutions and Jewish organizations. Paul and Gail Whiting, a Catholic couple, are also oriented toward giving and education. Both couples became inspired by the humanity and dedication they encountered in an interfaith educator. Now they have together taken a creative step to benefit the Saint Leo University Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies.

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John Bienkowski

John Bienkowski

Class of 1968

 

John Bienkowski ’68 has some advice for members of the Class of 2017 as they join the ranks of Saint Leo University’s 80,000-plus alumni. He offered that same wisdom to his own class in 1968 as well as a challenge to be proud of Saint Leo and give back to the university.

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The Caldwells

Barbara and Bobby Caldwell

Rosalie M. Johnson Endowed Scholarship

 

Dr. Barbara Caldwell, economics professor and chair of the Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance, was just a child when she learned about giving from the example set by her mother. Today, she and her husband have honored her mother’s memory by creating the Rosalie M. Johnson Endowed Scholarship.

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Ellen Pagliaro

The McCarthys

 

Charlie ’67 and Mary Pat ’68 McCarthy met at Saint Leo College in 1964 and have been married for more than 52 years. Today, they share a love for one another and for their alma mater.

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Ellen Pagliaro

Ellen Pagliaro

 

Ellen Pagliaro knew Saint Leo was a special place and was an involved parent while her son T.J. ’16 was a student. Even after his graduation, she continues to sing the school’s praises.

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