An investment in tomorrow, today

Educating 1,400 students a year and accounting for more than 20 percent of the undergraduate enrollment at the college, Salem State’s Bertolon School of Business is the premier business school north of Boston.

To continue fulfilling its mission of educating tomorrow’s leaders, the Bertolon School of Business has set its sights on meeting accreditation requirements of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), thereby establishing the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

In order to reach AACSB’s top credentials, Salem State launched the $7.5 million Bertolon School of Business Campaign in 2006. Over 600 donors have generously contributed more than $6.3 million to this effort, a figure that reflects a recent inspirational $1 million gift from alumna Kim Gassett-Schiller ’83 and Phil Schiller. Earlier magnanimous contributions from Donna and Henry Bertolon ’74; Suzy and Jack Welch; Madeline ’79 and Michael Agganis ’66; Alice and Nick Xanthaky ’92H; and Marilyn and George Maguire ’68 paved the way for the ambitious drive.  

Even with these transformative gifts, there is $1.2 million to go. Salem State is calling on all its alumni and friends to consider a gift that would make them an integral part of the college’s progress. The dollars raised will support student scholarships, faculty programs and facilities, and will enhance and refresh the cutting edge technology in the building. Gifts will also support and attract world-class faculty members to campus.

To designate a gift to the Bertolon School of Business Campaign, contact Institutional Advancement at 978.542.7212. For more information, visit our Web site at

Salem State Annual Fund

Alumni and friends are encouraged to support the Annual Fund, which benefits virtually every aspect of life at Salem State by providing funds for financial assistance for qualified students, purchasing athletic equipment, underwriting research, bringing important speakers and guests to campus, and providing resources for faculty.   

All gifts received by December 31, 2009, are tax deductible for the 2009 calendar year. Make your gift now.