This Giving Tuesday, more than 470 donors raised $116,000 to support initiatives addressing community needs through education, access, and advocacy – the Meelia Center’s Access Academy, students participating in Campus Ministry’s Anselmian B.R.E.A.K. program, and scholarships supporting first-generation and underrepresented college students. 

“Alumni, students, parents, trustees, faculty, staff, and our monastic community – each and every one of you has made a significant impact, and for that, we are profoundly thankful,” said James Flanagan P’23, senior vice president and chief advancement officer. “Your generosity will undeniably make a difference in the lives of our students, enabling them to address and serve the needs of our Hilltop home and beyond. It is a privilege and a blessing to be part of the Saint Anselm community and to continue this wonderful tradition.”

Giving Tuesday is a nationally recognized day of generosity held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving encouraging people to support philanthropic causes. This is the seventh year that Saint Anselm has participated in the Giving Tuesday movement, encouraging Anselmians, past and present, to collaborate and give back in impactful ways to the college.

Campus Ministry raised funds to support Anselmian B.R.E.A.K., where students learn how to serve their neighbors, put their faith into action, and expand their understanding of justice.

The Meelia Center for Community Engagement’s Access Academy is a program for high school students in the Manchester area who are from backgrounds that are traditionally considered underrepresented in higher education. The students come onto campus, take a variety of classes with our college students, faculty, and staff, earn high school credit, and connect with college mentors.

The Rummel Scholarship for Intercultural Leadership and the Ernie Thorne ’34 Scholarship for Racial Equality help students bridge the financial gap to make a Saint Anselm College education a reality.

Saint Anselm College would like to thank the generous donors who provided challenge gifts during the campaign: President Joseph Favazza and Dr. Paddy Favazza, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Maire Lynch ’13, Jim Mulcahy P’06, and Shane Smith ’13 and Katharine (Meinertz) Smith ’14.

A special thank you to Javier Videla and the Annual Giving team; the entire College Advancement team; the Office of Campus Ministry; the Meelia Center for Community Engagement; the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and the College Communications and Marketing team.