Giving Back: Kelly Cares Foundation

Lissa Diaz

Paqui and Brain Kelly

Paqui and Brian Kelly are passionate about supporting educational, heath care and community initiatives through the Kelly Cares Foundation. That’s why they chose to support the renovation of Bethel’s largest lecture hall on campus, which will primarily be used as a classroom for nursing and science lectures.

Formerly referred to as the Octorium, due to its octagonal shape, the Paqui and Brian Kelly Auditorium is located down the hall from the nursing simulation lab and is on the same floor as the science labs. The space is now ADA compliant and highlights include new seating, flooring and a larger backstage and storage area. In addition to serving as a classroom, it will also be used for small theatre productions.

“Education and healthcare are issues that are very important to us personally and are critical pillars of our mission,” Paqui says. “Being able to support the new nursing school [facility] at Bethel College is the perfect alignment of interests and we are very pleased to have this opportunity. The Bethel nursing program is a great community asset.”

Read the full story in Bethel Magazine.

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