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The Caritas Society

The Caritas Society

Caritas is one of the three core values in Chestnut Hill College’s motto – Fides, Caritas, Scientia (Faith, Charity, Knowledge).

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The Caritas Society recognizes alumni and friends who have contributed or made irrevocable gifts of at least $500,000 in cumulative lifetime giving.

Chestnut Hill College is most grateful to these donors for the transformative impact their gifts have on the College, its students and faculty.


The Sisters of Saint Joseph Philadelphia
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

$1,000,000 - $4,999,999

The Connelly Foundation
Regina Cuta, M.D. ’56
Joseph & M. Kathy Tigh Detrano ’67
J. Hugh & Anne O’Shea Devlin ’64 
Suzanne K. Dufrasne ‘58
Mary Jackson Fitzsimmons ‘35*
Jack & Rosemary Murphy Gulati ‘61
Rocco & Barbara D’Iorio Martino ‘60
Michael & Margaret Carney McCaffery ‘77 (D)
Elizabeth Clime Lockyer Merriam ‘42*
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation
 and Natural Resources
The Pennsylvania Department of Education
The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
F. Michael Sharp in memory of Beverly Sharp
The W.W. Smith Charitable Trust
Harold & Ann Rusnack Sorgenti ‘58
Rita Tofini ‘38*

Silver Members
$500,000 - $999,999

The Annenberg Foundation
The Association of Independent
 Colleges & Universities / PA
Elinor Balsama*
Louise Bradley ‘52
Hilda E. Bretzlaff Foundation, Inc.
Mr. & Mrs. John R. Cochran, III
Dwight V. Dowley*
Francis J. “Tim” Dunleavy* and Albina Dunleavy*
Ruth Horcher ‘50*
James and Frances Maguire
The Maguire Foundation
Anna Marie McKenna ‘58
Joan Menaquale ‘53*
The Navesink Foundation
Maurice P. Ranc
John Charles & Kathryn S. Redmond Foundation