“Week of Thanks” celebrates University’s supporters
The Office of Advancement has launched its “Week of Thanks” in appreciation of the thousands of alumni, parents and friends who support the University each year. During the 2012-2013 fund year, more than $6 million was received in gifts and pledges from individuals, corporations and foundations, with contributions to The Salve Fund totaling more than $2.5 million.
“Our thanks go to you,” said Norman Beretta ’04 (Hon.), trustee and chairman of Salve Regina’s university relations and advancement committee. “We value each and every one of our more than 4,000 donors and volunteers who care so much about our students in every way and at every level.”
- More than 700 new and renewed alumni donors contributed to the success of alumni and reunion giving programs.
- Alumni, parents and friends created 12 new scholarships, bringing the list of permanent named funds to 60 endowed scholarships. Among them, a $100,000 gift from the Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust will establish endowed scholarships in education and nursing in memory of the late Noreen Stonor Drexel, an original trustee of the charitable foundation and a long-standing trustee and friend of the University.
- The McGinty family created the first named academic chair in memory of longtime trustee and Salve Regina parent John McGinty and his love of history.
- The Nuala Pell Leadership Program in Public Service was established to enrich the bond between the University’s undergraduate academic programs and the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy.
- The University dedicated the dormitory on the corner of Narragansett and Ochre Point avenues as Walgreen Hall, in recognition of a $1 million gift from Charles and Kathleen Walgreen in honor of their granddaughter, Brooke Julia Walgreen ’13.
- The University received a $1 million gift from the Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust to endow its first named academic program, the Noreen Stonor Drexel Cultural and Historic Preservation Program. Drexel was awarded an honorary doctorate from Salve Regina in 1999 for her service to the community, especially in the preservation of historic places, for which she was a tireless advocate.
Donors who made a gift between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013 can find their name online at www.salve.edu/donorRecognition. For more information, contact the Office of Advancement at 401-341-2902 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.salve.edu/srugift.