Anselmians Join Together During 6th Annual Days of Giving to Support Saint Anselm College

May 15, 2020

By Anna Brennan-Curry

On May 12 and 13, Anselmians generously supported Saint Anselm College during its 6th annual Days of Giving. Surpassing all expectations, more than $851,000 was donated, the highest amount the campaign has raised.

This year’s campaign was first postponed then reimagined to meet the needs of Saint Anselm College during these unprecedented times. As a result, Days of Giving became a time for Anselmians to come together to give, encourage and inspire, honor the class of 2020, and connect with each other.

Anselmians united to support students in need through gifts to the Anselmian Student Relief Fund and the Anselmian Scholarship Fund, to prepare our nursing students to meet rapidly changing healthcare needs by giving to the Nursing Preceptorship Scholarship, to support college faculty who have needed to transform their curriculum by giving to the Center for Teaching Excellence, and to support Saint Anselm College in all future challenges, anticipated and unanticipated, through the Saint Anselm Fund.

“In my first year on the Hilltop, I have never been more touched and inspired than I am today. I am truly humbled by the extraordinary response from our Anselmian family,” shares President Joseph A. Favazza, PhD. “During this unprecedented time of great need, our community has come together, stepped up, and generously answered the call.”

More Facts and Figures:

  • In total, 1,428 members of the community donated.
  • Of this we had the highest percentages of parents (14%) and faculty and staff donors (18%) ever.
  • Gifts came in from across campus and the world in denominations ranging from $1 to $25,000.
  • The total amount raised was more than $851,000.
  • 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.

“We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to those who volunteered and participated by honoring our first-responders and healthcare workers, sharing words of encouragement for the class of 2020, and connecting with fellow Anselmians. Alumni, students, parents, trustees, faculty, staff, and our monastic community alike – each and every one of you made a difference and for that, we are deeply grateful,” shares James Flanagan, senior vice president and chief advancement officer.

Saint Anselm College would like to thank the generous donors who provided challenge gifts during the campaign: Rachel Dushkewich ‘14, 3 anonymous donors, the yAnselmian Council, Jim Flanagan P'23, James '85 and Tracey '87 Van Hoof, 1995 Reunion Committee, Nursing Preceptorship Scholarship Committee, Linda '87 and Peter '88 Connly, an anonymous nursing alumna, Jeff '69 and Irene Burke, Dr. Joseph A. Favazza and Dr. Paddy Favazza, and the Office of the Dean of the College.

A special thank you to: Julie O’Connor, executive director, Annual Fund; Ashlee Demers, senior associate director, Annual Fund; Shelagh Daly, assistant director, Annual Fund; Moriah Billups, assistant director, Annual Fund; the entire Advancement team; the College Communications and Marketing team; and Griffin Spencer, director of athletic communications.