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You Make a Difference

Since 1856, Newberry College has been blessed by the generous financial support of alumni, friends of the College, churches, and corporations. Their selfless giving is essential to the continued growth of the College. In addition to the giving recognitions below, the Newberry College Annual Report features our donor honor roll, student and faculty features, and a breakdown of how your gifts make a difference.

Endowed gifts are a vital source of permanent funds that aid in the recruitment and retention of students by supporting those who display academic promise, interest in a certain field of study, and/or financial need. View the list of donors.

Establishing an endowed fund is one of the most enduring and meaningful ways an individual or an organization can make a difference at Newberry College. If you have questions or are interested in establishing an endowment, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 803.321.5651.

Newberry College would like to thank the many churches and individuals who have supported education through their endowed congregational scholarships. These scholarships not only assist in our recruiting efforts, but also strengthen our ties to our Lutheran heritage and the Church. View the list of congregational scholarships.

The 1856 Society | $1,000,000 and above

The Newberrian Circle | $500,000 - $999,999

The Cornerstone Society | $250,000 - $499,999

The Order of the Scarlet & Gray | $100,000 - $249,999

The President's Club Gold | $50,000 - $99,999

The President's Club | $10,000 - $49,999

Pillar Society | $10,000 and above

Belltower Society | $5,000 - $9,999

Fountain Society | $3,000 - $4,999

Newberry Society | $1,000 - $2,999

Love, Faith & Loyalty Club | $500 - $999

Stewards | $100 - $499

Friends of Newberry | $1 - $99

The John Bachman Founders Society was established by the Board of Trustees to recognize and honor individuals, churches, foundations and corporations who have made significant contributions over the years to Newberry College. The Distinguished Member award is the highest honor bestowed upon a benefactor of the College, and pays tribute to the recipients' exceptional generosity, dedication and civic vision.


Distinguished Members

Amelia and Billy Walker

April 16, 2015


Distinguished Members

Jim and June Gerding

April 21, 2016


Distinguished Members

Janice and Robert McNair

May 4, 2017


Distinguished Members

Jean and Charlie Haggard

May 3, 2018


Distinguished Members

Patricia and L. Wayne Pearson

May 3, 2019


Distinguished Members

Melvin and Dollie Younts Foundation

May 1, 2020


Distinguished Members

Gordon and Anne Darby

May 1, 2021


Distinguished Members

Zeus Industrial Products, Inc.

April 29, 2022

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