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Introducing a New Director

By Carin Willis, Interim Director

From Spring Review 2018


I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all of our supporters and friends of Benet Hill Monastery while I was the Interim Director of Mission Advancement over the past 20 months. It has been an absolute joy and honor to serve you in this role and to learn of the many reasons you support the sisters. 


In July, I will continue working in Mission Advancement, but will no longer serve as the Interim Director, as we welcome the leadership of Kevin McTernan, who brings 35 years of fundraising experience to the Mission Advancement office of Benet Hill. We are very excited for the on-going and new friendships that will develop over the coming months and years. Please give Kevin a warm, Benedictine welcome.

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Greetings and God’s blessings to you:


God can work in wonderful and mysterious ways, and that was the case in Benet Hill and me finding each other this past November. After a brief career in the Catholic Church as a campus minister in Baltimore, I embarked on a 35-year journey in the field of fund development and mission advancement in schools and colleges from Colorado to Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Texas. Twenty of those years were in Colorado Springs, and after a 3+ year adventure in Houston, the land not of milk and honey but big oil, floods and money, I was ready to come home. The first and only position I applied for was here at Benet Hill and from the beginning it has felt indeed like a homecoming. I started the job this spring, and look forward to relocating and being here full-time July 1st. 


Your love of the sisters, this place, and their ministries is evident in your generous financial and emotional support. Your support is fuel for their spiritual fires and helps us provide warmth and light and renewal to all of us who seek deeper connections with God and each other. 


May God continue to do wonderful and mysterious things for all of us, and give me the chance to meet, get to know, and work with you to further the mission of Benet Hill Monastery. The world needs us! 



Kevin McTernan, Director of Mission Advancement 



Monthly Giving Program (click on the image to view the document)

Case Statement (5.27 MB)  (click on the image to view the document)

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Annual Report 2017 (click on the image to view the document)

Major Gift Opportunities (click on the image to view the document)

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tributes and Memorials

A gift in honor or in memory of a family member or friend is a special way to show your support for the mission and values of Benet Hill Monastery.

A tribute gift honors a special time in someone’s life – a birthday, anniversary, an honor or other memorable event.

A memorial gift, given in honor of a deceased loved one or friend, remembers the deceased person.


A letter acknowledging the tribute or the memorial gift will be sent to the person or family being honored or remembered when you designate the person you wish to honor at the time of your gift. The amount of your gift will not be disclosed.

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Did You Know?

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Since 1965, the Mission Advancement office (formerly called the Development Office) has invited others to share in the mission of Benet Hill Monastery. Through the sharing of time, talent, and treasure, donors partner with the sisters to “show in deeds rather than words all that is good and holy”– St. Benedict. It is through this partnership that the Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery can continue to offer life-giving service for the world of the 21st century.

BHM Photos by Fr. Hanh D. Pham, SJ (4)The Benet Hill community does not receive financial support from the Catholic Church for the care of the retired sisters, their ministries, or their ongoing operating expenses. And although the sisters do receive social security, the benefit amount is one-third of what the average American receives.


Financial resources supplement the revenue from social security and earnings of active sisters to help provide for present and future retired sisters as well as enable the community to continue helping others through ministries of spiritual formation and service.

Philanthropic Giving

Philanthropic giving specifically supports the Continuing Care Fund, Mission Outreach Fund, Capital Fund, and operating expenses. The sisters work includes ministries based in Colorado Springs as well as Denver and Whitewater, Colorado.

Join the New St. Scholastica Giving Circle

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The giving circle is a special group of donors who support the sisters by committing to a monthly gift of a specific amount. This regular, ongoing support allows us to plan ahead for our ministries, as well as to continue the care of our aging sisters. To view the brochure and sign-up form, click here.


Call Carin Willis, Interim Director and Mission Advancement Coordinator at 719-355-1636 or email: missionadv@benethillmonastery.org to set up the payment schedule.

Questions? Feedback? Comments?

The Mission Advancement staff is here to help! Please contact Carin Willis, Interim Director and Mission Advancement Coordinator at 719-355-1636, missionadv@benethillmonastery.org if we can help you in any way.