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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Bill Baker

William “Bill” Baker ’68

Baker Family Scholarship


Bill’s reward is seeing students finish their degrees and take their talents into the real world.

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Saint Leo University students

Lawrence “Larry” Ruf

Lawrence E. Ruf Scholarship


Larry’s generous gift was used to create an endowed scholarship to help deserving students with demonstrated financial need.

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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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