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Blazing New Paths

Your contributions, year after year, are essential to elevating Beacon’s advancement on the international stage as the premier institution of higher education for students with learning and attention challenges.

With your support to Beacon and your commitment to our students, you are preparing them for finding worthy work, a life of independence, and being poised to make meaningful and lasting impacts in their communities

Join Beacon’s generous community of supporters by directing your contributions to the funds below where they will have the greatest impact.

The Annual Fund

Thousands of generous friends, alumni, and families support Beacon — and future generations of Blazers — with an annual gift. Their support, and yours, goes a long way to ensuring access to an education that is truly transforming lives.

Unrestricted support through the Annual Fund helps support critical scholarships and financial aid, capital projects, and powerful experiential learning opportunities for students.

Gifts to Beacon ensure our facilities and technology meet the evolving needs of student life. Your support helps boost Beacon’s prestige and gives us the tools necessary to continue our rise in institutional rankings and elevate our reputation for excellence.

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Student Spotlight

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“The scholarship assistance helped make a difference for me because I probably wouldn't have been able to afford school without the financial assistance and financial aid that I'm getting,” said Calinda, a Humanities major, “This support has helped me so much.”

— Calinda Strayhorn, sophomore in Humanities

“The scholarship enabled me to focus on my studies, to have time to get involved in campus activities, and allowed me to search for my dream internship and now job at Estee Lauder in New York City.”

— Alie Sow, Computer Information Systems graduate

“This scholarship helps ease some of the financial burdens that college brings all college students and their families. If I didn’t have the scholarship, I don’t think I would be able to attend Beacon because my financial aid would not have covered all the expenses of being an out-of-state student.”

— Zanjay Perkins Anderson, sophomore in Studio Arts

The Beacon Promise

The Beacon Promise is our $12 million capital campaign focused on meeting the needs of our growing student population and providing the necessary facilities and services they need to succeed. Our campaign is focused on three priorities:

The construction of an $8.5 million, 28,000-square-foot Intramural & Fitness Center is critical to enhancing our students’ physical wellness and quality of life. While physical activity is important for all, it is especially important for Beacon College’s neurodivergent student population.

A $2 million scholarship endowment — aimed at helping Beacon’s most in-need students pay for their education — will make a huge difference in so many young lives that hold incredible PROMISE.

And $1.5 million for academic enhancements to complete our Academic Mall and expand our growing footprint in downtown Leesburg.

Explore the commitment and opportunities - Beacon Promise

Donor Spotlight

Through a decade of service as a trustee and generous supporter, Debbie Resnick is providing opportunities for students to reach their full potential. She was taught at a very young age three things: appreciate what you have, help those who can’t help themselves, and leave a piece of yourself for others to look back on. Debbie is proud to be supporting students each step of the way through their education as her legacy gift supports her passion and lifelong commitment to educating children with learning disabilities.



“Beacon gave our daughter a chance not only to dream her dreams but also to live and fulfill them. When she came to Beacon College, she lacked confidence and independence. She graduated and left with vision, purpose, and drive. I give to Beacon because the college taught our daughter that anything is possible.”

—Debbie Resnick

Ways to Give

Whether it is an outright gift of cash, remembering the College in your estate, or alumni supporting the annual fund, you can put your generosity to work for our students today.


Beacon College
Office of Institutional Advancement
105 E. Main Street
Leesburg, FL 34748

Planned Gift

Gift plans enable Beacon College to continue its mission in the future and may even provide valuable benefits to you and your family.

Bequests are charitable gifts made through a will or revocable trust. They are attractive gift plans because they cost nothing during your lifetime, provide meaningful support to Beacon College, and are revocable until your passing.

Beneficiary Designations to Beacon College are simple, easy to arrange, and may be revoked at any time prior to your passing. This gift is typically funded with one of the following assets: retirement plans, insurance policies, bank accounts, or stock brokerage accounts.

Life Income Plans provide immediate tax savings as well as a fixed or variable income stream to one or more beneficiaries. These plans can include charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts.

Contact Information

Beacon College is growing a legacy of offering world-class educational and academic experiences to students who learn differently. Interested in supporting students experiencing economic hardships? Contact us to learn more about the Beacon Community Acts Fund and other specific scholarship initiatives.

Richard Killion

Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Strategy


Keri Jo Pannella

Executive Director of Development