Breidegam Family Club (est. 2021)
The Breidegam family legacy shines brightly across Moravian University, from the Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences to the Timothy M. Breidegam Track at Steel Field and the Timothy M. Breidegam Fieldhouse. Through these sites and the many scholarships bearing their names, the difference the Breidegam family has made endures. The family includes former Board of Trustees member DeLight E. Breidegam Jr.* and his wife, Helen S. Breidegam;* their children, Sally S. Miksiewicz ’84,* Timothy M. Breidegam,* and Daniel D. Breidegam; and grandchildren Timothy R. Miksiewicz, Daniel D. Miksiewicz ’14, Katelyn S. Miksiewicz ’16, and Matthew J. Miksiewicz ’18.
DeLight E. Breidegam Jr. was a Life Trustee who served for 37 years, and his daughter, Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz ’84, served on the Board of Trustees from 2008 to 2015.
After DeLight’s passing in 2015, his family fulfilled his wish to build the Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences to honor his daughter, who predeceased him. The Timothy M. Breidegam Fieldhouse is a legacy of the leadership and selfless service demonstrated by DeLight’s son Timothy, a member of the Class of 1978. Sadly, Timothy passed away while a student at Moravian. DeLight established the Helen S. Breidegam R.N. Scholarship Fund in honor of his wife, the Timothy M. Breidegam Scholarship Fund in memory of their son, and the Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Scholarship Fund in memory of their daughter.
Helen S. Breidegam faithfully supported the scholarships and the facilities bearing her family’s name until her passing in 2021. She made sure that all of their gifts remained pillars of excellence for the student experience. The Helen S. Breidegam School of Nursing and Public Health is a Top 10 Nursing School in Pennsylvania, boasting degree options at the baccalaureate and master levels. A recent renovation of the Timothy M. Breidegam Fieldhouse has ensured that it continues to be a premier athletic facility for all students and the community.
Daniel D. Breidegam is a lifelong supporter of Moravian. He has generously honored his siblings’ legacies with gifts to their memorial scholarships and the family scholarship in honor of his mother.
Today, the grandchildren continue this legacy of generosity by holding an annual Celebrating Sally 5K/Memorial Mile, with proceeds going to the Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Scholarship Fund.
The Breidegam family’s philanthropy has earned them Moravian’s highest level of distinction of lifetime giving. Moravian University owes the Breidegam family a debt of gratitude for their tireless efforts and advocacy for students. The spirit through which they give will last in perpetuity and inspire generations.