Knight of Excellence


Knight of Excellence

Saturday, October 19, 2024
Omni Louisville Hotel

Knight of Excellence combines two previous signature Bellarmine events, Knight of Knights and the Alumni Awards, into one spectacular evening to celebrate our loyal donors and community members.


Sharon E. Des Jarlais '72
2024 Knight of Knights Award

Dr. Mushtaque Juneja '00 MBA
Alumnus of the Year

Barbra Cave '03, '05, '10
Scarlet & Silver Society

Fr. George Kilcourse '69
Horrigan Service Award

The evening will include cocktails, dinner, dancing, and much more!

All proceeds support student aid and scholarships. Visit our Knight of Excellence photo page to see past celebrations. 


Valet parking is available at the Omni Louisville Hotel. Other parking options include Starks Garage at 430 S. 3rd Street and Stewarts Garage at 530 S. 3rd Street.


If you would like to reserve a room at the Omni Hotel, please contact them at (502) 313-6664 or visit them online at for availability and pricing information.


The dress attire for Knight of Excellence is black tie. 

Knight of Excellence Scholarship Fund

The Knight of Excellence Scholarship Fund supports scholarships and financial aid for students at Bellarmine University.  Gifts to the fund can be made online or by mail.

Here are the ways you can become part of the Knight of Excellence event:

  1. Join the Bellarmine President’s Society:  This is the university’s most prestigious donor recognition club for those who contribute $2,000 or more (per couple or organization) to Bellarmine during the fiscal year. Join now through our Online Giving Form.
  2. Become a Sponsor:  High-visibility corporate and individual sponsorships are available at $5,000, $10,000, and $15,000 levels.  Learn more about becoming a sponsor.

To learn more about the benefits of being a President's Society member or a Knight of Excellence sponsor, please contact Tami Fitzgerald '92, Senior Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship at or (502) 272-8338.