Faith in the Future

Transformation is a term with deep meaning. It conveys the idea of significant and lasting change.

The Faith in the Future Campaign, which concluded on June 30, 2020, was transformative for Saint Anselm College. Launched in 2013 and coinciding with the College’s 125th anniversary, Faith in the Future built upon a solid foundation of excellence and tradition. The campaign ended as the most successful fundraising endeavor in the history of Saint Anselm College, far surpassing its initial goal of $60 million with $75 million in commitments.

These generous commitments will provide critical resources for the College and its students for many years to come. Over the course of Faith in the Future, scholarship aid and the Saint Anselm College endowment increased dramatically; flagship facilities like the Roger and Francine Jean Student Center Complex and the new Savard Welcome Center were built; academic programs, centers and institutes were strengthened or launched; the impact of campus ministry on internal and external communities was greatly extended; and Hawk athletics took a major step forward.

We gratefully acknowledge the thousands of Anselmians who contributed to the campaign at all levels through their generosity and their time. In particular, Faith in the Future’s success would not have been possible without the leadership donors who answered the call and helped us move past the goal. Finally, an endeavor of this scope and size cannot be accomplished without extraordinary volunteer and professional leaders. The campaign steering committee, the College’s Board of Trustees and executive cabinet, and the College Advancement team under the leadership of Jim Flanagan all were exemplary.

Thank you for the part you played in the campaign’s success.

Richard J. Meelia ’71, H.D. ’14
Faith in the Future Steering Committee Chair

Joseph A. Favazza, Ph.D.