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

Scholarship Honors Love’s Special Bond

A new scholarship benefitting students in the Donald R. Tapia School of Business is the result of one professor’s love for a very special lady.

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Saint Leo University students

Herbert Collier

Herbert K. Collier Scholarship


By including Saint Leo University in his estate plan, Mr. Herbert Collier funded an endowed scholarship that has financially supported students for more than 35 years.

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Reverend Robert “Bob” Fucheck ‘57

Father Robert “Bob” Fucheck ‘57


Through his estate plans, Father Robert “Bob” Fucheck ’57 will continue his legacy of serving others and make an impact on the Saint Leo community and generations of students for years to come.

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Richard Vent '63 and wife Leonor

Richard Vent ’63


Saint Leo University gave Richard Vent ’63 more than one chance to succeed, despite his missteps. Paying it forward, Richard and Leonor Vent took a chance on future generations with a transformational estate gift.

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Tony McGee

Tony McGee ’06, ’08


Many Saint Leo alumni who didn’t study at University Campus may hesitate to come for a visit. That’s not an issue for Tony McGee ’06, ’08, who took his classes at Saint Leo’s MacDill Education Office. For Tony, home is always as close as the nearest alumni.

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Dr. Marion

Dr. Marion “Marni” Giannini Dailey ’68

Dr. Marion “Marni” Giannini Dailey ’68 Endowed Scholarship


Dr. Marion “Marni” Giannini Dailey ’68 established an endowed scholarship to help students like herself achieve dreams that at one time seemed impossible. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who has not been a high achiever in high school but shows potential.

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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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