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Endowments


Catherine H. Balkey Theology Library Endowment Fund

Catherine BalkeyCatherine Balkey received four degrees from Duquesne University between 1937 and 1975. In 1975 she achieved the Masters of Arts in Theology at the age of seventy five. Catherine always expressed a deep love for books and theology. Through the establishment of a library endowment fund in 1980, she was able to combine these loves and continue her support of Duquesne's Theology Department in perpetuity.

The Balkey gift has significantly enhanced library holdings in the area of Catholic Theology by hundreds of books and journals and special collections. The principal is valued at approximately one half million dollars.For further information on this fund, or if you wish to contribute to the Balkey Fund, please contact the Department of Theology.


Mary L. Fenner and Rev. Charles J. Fenner Theology Scholarship Endowment Fund

Fr. Charles FennerThe Mary L. Fenner and Rev. Charles J. Fenner C.S.Sp. Memorial fund was established by their family and friends to honor mother and son.

Fr. Fenner served Duquesne University for four decades, as a Professor of Theology, Department Chair, Secretary of the University and Chaplain to the Tamburitzans. The fund provides financial aid to students pursuing graduate degrees in theology at Duquesne University.

Mary FennerIn support of the Spiritan charism, these funds are usually directed to minority and third world students.

The fund has a present value of approximately $50,000. For further information on this fund, or if you wish to contribute to the Mary L. Fenner and Rev. Charles J. Fenner Theology Fund, please contact the Department of Theology.