Planned Philanthropy Stewardship Coordinator

Emily NugentThe office of Planned Philanthropy welcomes Emily Nugent ’14 as the Planned Philanthropy Stewardship Coordinator.  In this new role Emily welcomes Great Commitments Society members to campus and meets with them virtually.  She also coordinates Great Commitments Society events and functions.

“I’m really looking forward to meeting more of our Great Commitments Society members,” said Emily.  “I’ve been able to meet members who live locally, and several who attended Summer Reunion this year, and I’m looking forward to seeing more people at Homecoming this November!”

Emily worked in a college development office prior to joining Berea’s Office of Planned Philanthropy.  “I loved the opportunity to come back ‘home’ to Berea and to work with our donors,” said Emily.

Originally from Lapeer, Michigan, Emily majored in Political Science as a student at Berea College. “Attending Berea taught me to think critically about the world and my place in it, and to listen openly to the people around me and their life experiences,” said Emily.  “I wouldn’t be who I am today without the experiences I had as a Berea student.  Studying at Berea meant that I could attend college tuition-free, but it also meant that I was able to meet people I wouldn’t have met otherwise, study abroad on a trip co-led by an alum who served in the Peace Corps and learn from professors and classmates who challenged my thinking.”

Emily looks forward to meeting Great Commitments Society members and says, “If you’re going to visit Berea, let me know and we can set up a campus visit!”

Emily can be reached at 800-457-9846 or