Give CSB Day 2021 $270K Matching Donors

Give CSB Day

Thank you to the generous donors who contributed gifts that will be utilized for our dollar-for-dollar gift matching during Give CSB Day 2021! Gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar until 11:59 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 20 or until the match is exhausted. 

Meet Our Matching Dollar Donors

Gary and Celine Horn“We first visited campus when our oldest daughter was looking at colleges. We could immediately feel the magic. Now both of our daughters are proud CSB graduates. Saint Ben’s remains a special place for them and for us. We are proud to support the scholarship fund to help other young women experience the Bennie magic.”
Gary and Celine Horn

Colleen and Mike Malone

"We are excited to support Give CSB through the scholarship program for first generation women attending college at CSB. To help these women receive the wonderful education and opportunities that we received while attending Saint Ben's & Saint John's feels like a very special gift." 
- Colleen McCormick Malone ’80 and Mike Malone ’80

Theresa Smith '81 and Mark Danielson

"We believe that by supporting liberal arts Benedictine education for young women we are contributing to a bright future for our world."
Theresa Smith ’81 and Mark Danielson

Kathy Hansen

"I can't think of a better philanthropic investment than supporting the young women of Saint Ben's! They are the future leaders our world needs. Please join David and me in giving generously!" - Kathy and David Hansen

Elizabeth Nilles

"I and my late husband Bill are grateful for all Saint Ben's offered our daughters, granddaughter and family. We want others to have the same opportunities our family has enjoyed." - Betty Nilles (shown here with her granddaughter, Marie Nilles-Melchert 15)

Mary and John Lindstrom

" We believe in Saint Ben's because of the quality of students who are seriously involved and lively. These are enjoyable people to talk to – enthusiastic, energetic, articulate and fun." - John ’63 and Mary Lindstrom


Megan and Joe Deignan

" I am so grateful for the experiences, life lessons and life long friendships that Saint Ben’s provided. We are excited to give back to the next generation of CSB students."
- Megan Kelly Deignan ’95 and Joe Deignan ’95

Katy and Brian McGrane

We strongly believe in the academic, character, and spiritual development that CSB provides for young women — preparing them to positively impact the world. Many members of our families have been blessed by their Saint Ben’s experience. We are excited to support the scholarship fund.”  
- Katy Deignan McGrane ’93 and Brian McGrane ’93

Cate McGinnis and Jim Allen

"Educating women has always been one of my passions.  I was blessed to have a great education with the help of many people, and now Jim and I have been blessed to be able to give back through our support of this fund drive."
- Cate McGinnis ’79 and Jim Allen

Dr. Mary Dombovy“Saint Ben’s not only gave me the academic foundation to succeed, but facilitated my professional and personal growth and strength.  My professors were always available to me for guidance and helped me through my first year when my father suffered a stroke.”  -  Dr. Mary Dombovy '77

Becky Coborn

“Simply stated, what inspires me as a donor is the opportunity it provides for other young women to experience the wonderful place that is Saint Ben's. It is so much more than an education.” - Becky Bergner Coborn '81 and Chris Coborn '81

Bob and Joanne Neis"It is important that CSB continue to be financially sound and that today's students receive the financial support they need to achieve their academic goals."  
Bob '66 & Joanne Neis

Tom and Joyce Schlough“We have experienced Saint Ben's as parents, grandparents, a trustee, neighbors and supporters. It is hard to imagine a better place for a young woman to discover herself.”   - Tom ’64 and Joyce Schlough

Pam Pletcher and Bob French“We believe in the "Bennie Creed" which promotes women to be open-minded vibrant agents of change.  We want to encourage women, especially First Generation students, to embrace the CSB experience.”   - Pam Pletcher ’87 and Bob French

Joyce Statz“It’s a pleasure to support the fine education that Saint Ben’s provides to young women from a very diverse background. Please join us in making a Saint Ben’s education possible for its many aspiring scholars!”  - Joyce Statz ’69

Terry Lahti and Richard CookWe invest in Saint Ben's knowing the College uses every dollar wisely to provide a powerful education rooted in Benedictine values.”  - Terry Lahti ’80 and Richard Cook

Dave and Susan Roberts“Susan and I believe in making a Saint Ben’s education available to all young women who desire it. We know the value of a Saint Ben’s education. Our daughters, Libbie, Emily and Madeleine, received excellent educations that shaped not only their minds, but their character and spirit. We’re also thrilled that they’re fully employed! As a trustee, I’m aware of the deep commitment of the faculty, president and senior leadership of the college. Susan and I are pleased with the care and thoughtfulness with which they manage the resources of the college.”  - Dave and Susan Roberts

Susan Lynch Vento ’76 - Giving is a way of expressing gratitude.  Gratitude to the CSB faculty & Sisters of St. Benedict for providing such a wonderful education & gratitude for the blessings that have occurred as a result of that strong educational and life experience.” 

Transitional President Laurie and Bill Hamen 

Terri Giyan Kallsen ’90 and Scott Kallsen ’89

Match Terms

  • Any gift to Saint Ben's will be matched dollar-for-dollar, regardless of designation, until matching dollars are exhausted. The matching dollars, however, will go to the Current Scholarships Fund.