Come together, for each other.


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Coming Together, For Each Other

Throughout our 90+ years at Briar Cliff, some things never change. Our Franciscan values keep us focused on providing a personalized experience for every student. And though this school year was ~ just a little different ~ that didn’t stop our students from being the future leaders they are bound to be.

March 24-26th, we are celebrating BCUnite, an alumni-focused fundraising event for Briar Cliff’s Scholarship Fund. Every donation will be matched dollar for dollar by an anonymous donor. Briar Cliff relies on the support of people, like yourself, to enable us to provide an affordable education for our students. After a year like any other, we are asking our Cliff community to come together for each other. Join campus as Briar Cliff unites for our students in mission, values and Charger pride.

BCU Stories

See what our students and alumni say about their time at the Cliff. Want to submit your BCU story? Go to: briarcliff.edu/your-bcu-story

Mikey Brauer ('09)

Mikey Brauer (’09) witnessed the impact of Catholic Education through the students and faculty who live out their faith at the Cliff and beyond. Which is why he came to Briar Cliff non-Catholic, but with the support of his now wife Mollie, he left Catholic.

Kathy (Liske) Berg ('88) & Elise Berg ('19)

Growing up watching her mom Kathy (Liske) Berg (’88) teach with such passion and energy, Elise Berg (’19) knew she wanted to become a Catholic School teacher just like her.

Sisters of St. Francis - St. Clare Legacy Society

Founded in 1929 by Mother Mary Dominica Wieneke, the Sisters of St. Francis worked laboriously day and night to ensure Briar Cliff was able to serve the future leaders of the world. When the college finally open its doors the following year, it was served by 12 Franciscan sisters (often referred to as “the 12 Apostles”).

Chris Vos ('91)

Witnessing the Sisters of St. Francis in action throughout his time at Briar Cliff was awe-inspiring for Chris Vos (’91). He often reflects on the impact they’ve made on his life as well as his passion for educating.

Grace Hanno ('21)

For Grace Hanno, traveling to Tanzania in the summer of 2019 for a service-learning trip through Siouxland Tanzania Educational Medical Ministries (STEMM) was a once in a lifetime opportunity. This trip challenged her to “travel” outside my comfort zone by becoming more open and willing to learn.

Max Pizzaro ('17)

Thanks to his Mission: Honduras experience, Max Pizarro (’17) discovered just how great of a translator he really is. He along with 19 other BCU students and staff spent their J-Term preparing a retreat center for workers in Gracias, Lempira, Honduras.

Come together,

for each other.

Unite in supporting a Charger education and giving our students the opportunity to grow in to the leaders we know they can be.