Alumna and Honorary Alumni of the Year Announced - Keith and Bev Bruxvoort
Friday, 27 July 2012
Keith and Bev Bruxvoort
Keith Bruxvoort is the vice president of finance for grocery chain Strack & Van Til, LLC, and is a member of Trinity’s board of trustees. He serves as the board president of Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana and has been involved in Rotary of Highland, the water board of Highland, and the Elim Christian School board.
Bev Bruxvoort has been a Meals on Wheels volunteer for several years and volunteers at the ETC resale shop for Highland Christian School. She also runs the nursery ministry at the Coffee Break program at First CRC of Highland where she and Keith are members.
The Bruxvoorts’ initial connection to Trinity was established when daughter Kara ’03 enrolled as a freshman. “It’s amazing to see all of the changes that have happened since we first brought Kara to campus,” said Keith. “The College has grown, and not just the facilities. The overall development of the school has been amazing, and it has stayed true to its values; that’s important.”
Son Ryan ’06 liked Trinity’s friendly atmosphere and participated in track and field and cross country. The Bruxvoorts’ youngest daughter Erica lives in Mishawauka, Indiana, with her husband and teaches in the public school system.
Kara and Ryan’s involvement in sports was a spring board for Keith and Bev’s involvement in the College; Kara’s success on the basketball court earned her a spot in Trinity’s Hall of Fame in 2009. The Bruxvoorts have attended myriad events over the years, including many basketball games and track meets, as well as Trinity Business Network events, golf outings, and Jubilation! fundraisers.
Their connection has remained strong, and the Bruxvoorts believe it is important to continue their support of Trinity. “We look at where the college is going and its goals and we want to help,” said Keith. “We see how our kids benefited. Even though they didn’t get to use the ArCC or the new gymnasium, the next generation of students can. When you give, it is almost as if you’re giving exponentially because of all the lives that each Trinity student will touch.”