Mansfields Establish Interior Design Fund

Jill Mansfield, BU ’15, recently was honored by her husband John E. Mansfield Jr. when he established the $50,000 Jill Ramsey Mansfield Opportunities Fund for Interior Design. The endowed fund benefits the Brenau program from which Jill received a master’s in 2015. Jill is a consistent contributor…

Teacher Taylor Makes Lasting Contribution

Hilda Bagwell Taylor, WC ’60, died last spring at age 78. She was a lifelong Democrat, a loyal Baptist, a first-generation feminist and an avid traveler who never met a stranger – with a deep-rooted passion for education and learning. The first of her…

Whitaker Legacy Strengthens Student Scholarships

Doris Beidenmiller “Buttermilk” Whitaker, WC ’45, of Charleston, South Carolina, died last summer at 92. An avid supporter of Brenau University and a trustee from 1998 to 2004, Doris appreciated her Brenau education. Her classmate and lifelong friend Betty Rose Hutson said that Brenau was especially important to Doris. “Her…

Kulp’s IRA Supports Student Steinways

Karen C. Kulp, BU ’91, for the past few years has supported Brenau University’s All-Steinway Initiative through IRA contributions. For those who are age 70 1/2 or older, a gift to Brenau through an IRA is an ideal way to support the university and…

Wells, WC’26 Honored Through Music Scholarship

William L. Wells of Mayfield, Kentucky, continues to honor his mother through the Elizabeth Lochridge Wells Endowed Music Scholarship Fund he established in 1999. Elizabeth Wells, WC ’26, was recognized as a musical prodigy, giving piano concerts as early as age 12. She also attended the…

Why We Support ForeverGold: Dr. Wiley S. Black and Judith S. Black

Judy and Wiley Black pose for a photo in the Brenau nursing simulation lab at Brenau East. Wiley worked as a vascular surgeon and Judy was a nurse. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

We support Brenau University and the ForeverGold campaign efforts because we have seen what a difference having a university of Brenau’s caliber has made in our community and how it has personally enriched our lives. We especially enjoy the arts, from Brenau’s wonderful art collection to its annual theater productions that…

Campaign Goal: $40 Million

Remaining Campaign Priorities Certificate in Women’s Leadership $50,000 named endowments Women’s College Summer Leadership Institute $50,000 named endowments Women’s Leadership Colloquium $50,000 endowed named lectures $25,000 one-time named sponsorship Annual Extraordinary Women Speaker Series $500,000 named endowment $250,000 named one-semester endowment $15,000 one-time named…

VOLUNTEER Spotlight: Frances “Shay” Stafford, WC ’69

Frances “Shay” Stafford, WC ’69

When in conversation with Frances “Shay” Stafford, WC ’69, it’s readily apparent that family, faith, community and Brenau University are the foundations of her life. “I felt so blessed to grow up in Hendersonville, North Carolina, and then go to school at Brenau University in…

ForeverGold response amazing, but work yet to be done

Brenau University President Ed L. Schrader, Ph.D.

What we have done is truly amazing. Because of the generous support from a blend of alumni, staff, faculty, board members, foundations, corporations and friends, we stand on the brink of completing our ForeverGold campaign. Because of your efforts, we have been able to…

Whole new ballgame

MacKenzie Oliver Mullis slides into home plate to score the first at Pacolet Milliken Field at the Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park between the Brenau Golden Tigers and Talladega College. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University) Athletics park moves into second phase Phase I of the Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park is a reality thanks to the generous support of alumni and friends. Named for a former resident of the New Holland community and located less than two miles from...