Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends PlazaThe Circle of Friends Plaza honors the memory of Dr. Katherine Pennington, a loyal alumna, dedicated pediatrician, and faithful friend of higher education. Her personal generosity, friendly demeanor and commitment to making our community a better place, inspired the Circle of Friends Plaza.

The Circle of Friends Endowment Fund provides legacy scholarships to children and grandchildren of Friends University alumni. As the endowment grows, so does our ability to offer meaningful scholarships to Friends University’s legacies.

Our goal is to fill the Circle of Friends Plaza with engraved bricks and the endowment fund with $1 million. Gifts at the levels listed below provide opportunities for personalized bricks or benches to be placed in the Circle of Friends Plaza engraved with your name or the name of someone you wish to honor or remember.

Brick and bench options

4” by 8” engraved brick
12 characters per line, up to two lines
$250

8” by 8” engraved brick
12 characters per line, up to three lines
$500

17” by 17” engraved brick
12 characters per line, up to five lines
$1,000

Engraved bench
$5,000

Bricks are placed in the Circle of Friends Plaza each September for gifts received the previous fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). Friends University reserves the right to approve all text for suitability. An image of Freddy Falcon may be added to bricks at no additional cost.

Call Kathleen Hilyard at 316-295-5815 to place your order.