“His intellect was bright and his thoughts were diamond-pointed. He never said foolish things: never weak or common things. There was thought in all his words and wisdom in all his thoughts.”  ~ of Bishop William McKendree, A Compendious History of American Methodism, Abel Stevens

“His intellect was bright and his thoughts were diamond-pointed. He never said foolish things: never weak or common things. There was thought in all his words and wisdom in all his thoughts.” ~ of Bishop William McKendree, A Compendious History of American Methodism, Abel Stevens

William McKendree Society

Named after Bishop William McKendree, the first American-born bishop in the Methodist Church and founder of McKendree University, the William McKendree Society is truly the heart of our fundraising efforts.

The William McKendree Society honors the loyalty and generosity expressed by our dedicated supporters through annual gifts to McKendree University. Members continue a rich tradition of giving to help McKendree provide a distinctive, high quality education to outstanding students.

Members of the William McKendree Society help fulfill our mission to provide a high quality educational experience to outstanding students. The generosity of William McKendree Society members truly makes a difference at McKendree University.