Anselmians Give Forward During Annual Days of Giving Campaign

March 25, 2022

By Anna Brennan-Curry

On March 22 and 23, 2022, Anselmians took time to look back at their time at Saint Anselm College and made gifts to support its future during the 8th Annual Days of Giving campaign. This year’s campaign raised more than $1.1 million from more than 3,900 donors.

Every Anselmian has memories of their time on the Hilltop, from in the classroom, on the athletic fields, in the Pub, or in the Abbey Church. While the student center may be a little bigger, the technology a little newer, and the years on the banners are a little further from their time, the traditions and community that make up Saint Anselm College continue.

Over the two days of this year’s Days of Giving campaign, Anselmians took a look back at their time on the Hilltop, shared some of their favorite memories and made a gift to the initiative of their choice, to ensure that moving forward future members of the community have the opportunity to make their own memories.

Generous donations to important initiatives such as scholarships, the Gregory J. Grappone ’04 Humanities Institute Building Project, the Center for Ethics in Society, and the Lucille Lavoie ’57 Nursing Endowed Fund for Innovations in Teaching Excellence – just to name a few - will impact the lives of our students, faculty, and staff.

There was also a tremendous response to the #HawksSoarHigher athletics challenge led by Director of Athletics Daron Montgomery, student-athletes, coaches, and staff, where 2,527 donors supported the many varsity sports programs, athletics scholarships, and athletics operations.

“Thank you to everyone who has made a gift to this year’s Days of Giving,” said President Joseph A. Favazza, Ph.D. “Hearing the impact that Saint Anselm has had on our community is inspiring.”

More facts and figures:

  • More than 3,900 members of the community donated – a new record for the campaign.
  • Gifts came in from across campus, 41 states, and around the world in denominations ranging from $10 to $50,000.
  • Reunion classes, led by the Class of 1992, raised more than $200,000.
  • Hundreds of volunteers—including alumni, faculty, staff, monks, parents, and students—assisted by making phone calls, sending emails, taking photos, and spreading the word through social media.

“Thanks to the generosity of our alumni, faculty, staff, monastic community, board of trustees, students, and parents we celebrate the incredible success of our 8th Annual Days of Giving,” said James Flanagan, senior vice president and chief advancement officer. “I offer my gratitude to our campus partners and our alumni, parent, trustee, faculty and staff volunteers who helped support this Anselmian tradition.”

Saint Anselm College would like to thank the generous donors who provided match and challenge gifts during the campaign for important initiatives such as the Ernie Thorne ’34 Scholarship for Racial Equality, The Gregory J. Grappone ’04 Humanities Institute Building Campaign, Center for Ethics in Society, Annual Scholarships, the Class of 1969 Memorial Fund and the Professional Development Initiative.

A special thank you to: Julie O’Connor, assistant vice president, Annual Giving; Shelagh Daly, senior associate director, Annual Giving; Audrey Gauss, assistant director, Annual Giving; Tiffany Lewis, administrative assistant, Annual Giving; Emiko Ostrowski, director, Advancement Services; Shauna Admirand, advancement systems manager, Advancement Services; Donna Hume, coordinator, Advancement Services; the entire Advancement and Alumni Relations teams; the College Communications and Marketing team; and the Department of Athletics.


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