Who are the UC Builders?
the University Builders serve as ambassadors for the University of Charleston.
The organization was established as the Women Builders by President Leonard
Riggleman in 1954. In 1990, the organization welcomed men to its membership and
voted to adopt the name University of Charleston Builders. President Edwin
Welch values the members as builders of the vision and promoters of the image
and growth of the University.
What do the UC Builders do?
of Charleston Builders has been important to the continued growth of the
University, having donated more than $375,000 over its history for various
projects. Members annual dues fund projects that help improve the quality of
life for University students. In consultation with the University, members
choose a project and follow it through to completion. The projects have ranged
from intellectual stimulation such as the purchase of library books and
computer software to physical comfort such as the redecoration of the Student
Lounge, Frankenberger Art Gallery, and Appalachian Room.
Builders host a spring luncheon meeting, a fall luncheon meeting and three or
more Book and Author luncheons annually. The guest speaker for each luncheon
typically is either someone associated with the University or a visiting
scholar or author.
Why should you become a
The UC Builders' success depends on its involved
members. With over 250 members, the organization has been able to make a huge
difference in the well-being of the University. Meetings are informative,
enjoyable, and a great way to make connections.
To make a reservation or for membership information
please contact the Office of Advancement at 304-357-4735, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or download the membership brochure here.
Luncheon Schedule for 2014-2015*
University of Charleston, Erma Byrd Art Gallery
September 24, 2014 - Book and Author Luncheon
Speaker: Brad Diller, creator of the Funday Morning cartoons and author of "The Neighbors Have Two Flamingos"
October 29, 2014 - Book and Author Luncheon
Speaker: Carter Taylor Seaton, author of "Hippie Homesteaders: Arts, Crafts, Music and Living on the Land in West Virginia"
December 3, 2014 - Membership Luncheon
Performance by: The University Singers
February 25, 2015 - Book and Author Luncheon
Speaker: James A. Haught, executive editor of the Charleston Gazette and author of "Fascinating West Virginia"
March 25, 2015 - Book and Author Luncheon
Speaker: Dr. Robert S. Conte, resident historian at The Greenbrier Resort and author of "The History of the Greenbrier: America's Resort"
April 29, 2015 - 4th Annual Artists Among Us Luncheon
May 20, 2015 - Annual Meeting/Spring Membership Luncheon
Meet and Greet at 11:30 am. Luncheons at noon.
Parking for all luncheons is available in the parking lot located in front of the east wing of Riggleman Hall.
*If the schedule changes, you will be notified by mail.