Second annual Salve Day of Giving raises more than $185,000
More than 740 members of the Salve Regina community – alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends – came together March 24 for the second annual Salve Day of Giving, raising a record $185,593 for initiatives that support students in all aspects of their campus experience.
“We are grateful to everyone who gave of their time and talent to make Salve Day of Giving such a success – students, faculty, advocates, staff, volunteers,” said MaeLynn Patton, chief advancement officer. “Everyone worked in concert, resulting in a true celebration of all that is Salve.”
Funds raised from Salve Day of Giving will be put to use immediately in support of student scholarships, academic programs, clubs and athletics, and throughout the campus community.
“Knowing the Salve community the way I do, I am not surprised by the outpouring of generosity displayed on Salve Day of Giving, but I am moved,” said Dr. Kelli J. Armstrong, president of Salve Regina. “The level of support displayed by the Salve family, our eagerness to give back to the place we call home and our enthusiasm for helping our students build a foundation to last a lifetime are everything that makes Salve, Salve.”
Highlights from the day include:
- Support from 268 alumni, 210 parents and a record-breaking 171 faculty and staff.
- Initiatives for inclusion, scholarships, sports and the arts all surpassed their fundraising goals.
- Passing the goal of 725 donors with the final tally of 742.
The campaign was further magnified by those who issued challenges that inspired donations and increased the impact of Salve Day of Giving. These challenges were offered to parents, alumni, students, faculty and staff, and represented $78,000 in support.
“As a student leader at Salve, I see firsthand how impactful the donations from our alumni, friends and families are to the students and campus life,” said Jennifer Quinn ’22, psychology major. “To take part in Salve Day of Giving was a fulfilling experience filled with a great sense of community and Salve pride.”