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UC Builders

UC Builders  

Who are the UC Builders?

Members of 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?

The University 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.

The 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 member?

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.

More Information

To make a reservation or for membership information please contact the Office of Advancement at 304-357-4735, email us at, or download the membership brochure here.

Luncheon Schedule for 2014*

University of Charleston, Erma Byrd Art Gallery

February 26, 2014 - Book and Author Luncheon Speaker: Bob Brunner, author of "Bob Brunner’s Reporter’s Recollections"

March 26, 2014 - Book and Author Luncheon Speakers: Cat Pleska and Lynne Schwartz-Barker, authors of "Fed from the Blade: Tales and Poems from the Mountains"

April 30, 2014 3rd Annual Artists Among Us Luncheon 

May 28, 2014 - Annual Meeting/Spring Membership Luncheon 

Meet and Greet at 11:30am. 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.