Donors Make History at St. Edward’s
Pat and Bill Munday Make Largest Gift in University History
Thanks to the generosity of recent donors, St. Edward’s University will soon
be adding new buildings to campus and renovating existing ones. Pat and Bill Munday — the
university’s most generous donors — recently gave $13 million to fund a state-of-the-art
library and learning commons expected to open in Fall 2013. Their gift is the largest
in the university’s history.
“Through their generosity and commitment to higher education, Pat and Bill Munday are
transforming the way all students will experience research and learning at
St. Edward’s,” said George E. Martin, president of
St. Edward’s University.
The library will incorporate technology and innovative design to connect students
to information resources around the world, as well as reflect 21st century research,
learning and teaching practices. Along with the construction of a new library and
learning commons, the existing Scarborough-Phillips Library will be renovated.
The Mundays have contributed more than $16.2 million since 2003, including
$2.7 million for a scholarship fund that has served more than 115 students with
financial need, including 43 current students.
UFCU Gives Top Donation from a Corporate Entity
St. Edward’s is also pleased to announce that University Federal Credit Union (UFCU)
gave $1.7 million — the university’s largest gift from a corporate entity — for
the renovation of the Alumni Gym. The building is an iconic campus structure and an important part
of the university’s cheerleading and dance programs and campus recreation. It will be renamed the
University Federal Credit Union Alumni Gym.
“This gift is an opportunity for us to grow our relationship with St. Edward’s, support
the higher education community and invest in the city,” said UFCU CEO and President Tony Budet.
UFCU has contributed more than $2 million to the university since 1991 including gifts
to fund scholarships, athletic programs and the John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences
Center–North Building. UFCU also provides internships for St. Edward’s University
students interested in careers in business, finance and consumer education.
Tom and Jeanie Carter Contribute Major Gift from Hilltopper Parents
Tom and Jeanie Carter committed $500,000 to help fund
construction of the John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences and Technology Center–South Building. This brings their lifetime giving to the university to more than $1.2 million.
Learn about the $1-million challenge grant for the South Building »
“[St. Edward’s] is a great place for a lot of people, but it’s also in
the growing phase and needs people who are willing to give,” says Tom.
The Carters began supporting St. Edward’s when their son Fowler ’03 enrolled.
Their gifts to the university continued as their daughter Molly ’09 earned her degree and
Tom joined the Board of Trustees. Their past gifts have supported capital priorities such
as the North and South Buildings of the natural sciences center, The St. Edward’s Fund,
and the History program within the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences.