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



Message from alumnus to new graduates: Be proud, be giving.

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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Sheila McDevitt

Sheila McDevitt

 

Sheila McDevitt was a young girl when she first learned the importance of education from the Benedictine Sisters and Brothers who were her teachers. That foundation has stayed with her and enabled to achieve great professional success. To show her gratitude, Sheila has supported Saint Leo in so many ways—through service on the Board of Trustees, support of building campaigns, generous gifts, endowed scholarships, and countless hours of her time.

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