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Campaign Success!

  • $26.5 M+

    Amount Raised
  • 94%

    Percentage of Full-time Faculty and Staff participation
  • 29,834

    Total Number of Gifts
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Campaign Information

10,000 Reasons Campaign

The 10,000 Reasons campaign was Salem State University’s first comprehensive campaign. Begun in 2011, the initial goal was to raise $25 million for several key areas: Academic Programs, Faculty, Student Experience, Financial Assistance, Annual Support and Special Projects.

In December, 2016, the 10,000 Reasons campaign announced that more than $26, 500,000 had been raised. This included 100% participation by the Board of Trustees and 94% participation by full-time staff and faculty. A celebration was held at the newly renovated theatre, the Sophia Gordon Center for the Creative and Performing Arts. Made possibly by a generous donation from Bernie and Sophia Gordon, the new facility was a capstone project of the campaign.

We thank all of those involved for their energy and generosity!

Our Campaign Committees

Our Campaign Committees

  • Campaign Steering Committee

    Henry J. Bertolon Jr. ’74, Campaign Co-Chair
    Kim D. Gassett-Schiller ’83, Campaign Co-Chair
    Nate Bryant ’87, ’93G
    Brian C. Cranney ’01H
    Gina V. Deschamps ’92G
    Amy L. Everitt

  • Board of Trustees

    2016-2017
    Paul Mattera, chair
    Alyce Davis ’75, vice chair
    Elizabeth Cabral
    Teresa “Teri” Chisholm
    Elliot Katzman ’78
    Rob Lutts
    Oscar Malcolm
    Kathleen “Kathy” Murphy ’75
    Pamela C. Scott
    Jacob S. Segal
    Diane T. Stringer

    2015-2016
    Paul Mattera, chair
    Alyce Davis ’75, vice chair
    David C. Abdoo ’97
    John J. Burns ’81
    Aboubacar Sidiki “Sidi” Diarra ’16
    Claude Lancome
    Rob Lutts
    Oscar Malcolm
    Pamela C. Scott
    Jacob S. Segal
    Diane T. Stringer

    2014-2015
    Pamela C. Scott, chair
    Paul Mattera, vice chair
    David C. Abdoo ’97
    James S. Ansara ’10H
    Michael Crawford ’16
    John J. Burns ’81
    Alyce Davis ’75
    Claude Lancome
    Marcel V. Quiroga
    Jacob S. Segal
    Diane T. Stringer

    2013-2014
    Pamela C. Scott, chair
    Paul Mattera, vice chair
    David C. Abdoo ’97
    James S. Ansara ’10H
    Alexander Booker ’14
    John J. Burns ’81
    Alyce Davis ’75
    Claude Lancome
    Marcel V. Quiroga
    Jacob S. Segal
    Diane T. Stringer

    2012-2013
    Pamela C. Scott, chair
    David C. Abdoo ’97, vice chair
    James S. Ansara ’10H
    Mary Bertrand ’13
    John J. Burns ’81
    Alyce Davis ’75
    Claude Lancome
    Paul Mattera
    Marcel V. Quiroga
    Jacob S. Segal
    Diane T. Stringer
    Regina M. Villa

    2011-2012
    Jacob S. Segal, chair
    Regina M. Villa, vice chair
    David C. Abdoo ’97
    James S. Ansara ’10H
    Roger S. Berkowitz, ’07H
    Angel M. Donahue-Rodriguez ’12
    Wayne Gates ’76
    Lawrence McCully ’80
    Marcel V. Quiroga
    Pamela C. Scott

    2010-2011
    Jacob S. Segal, chair
    Wayne Gates ’76, vice chair
    David C. Abdoo ’97
    James S. Ansara ’10H
    Roger S. Berkowitz ’07H
    Mary Bertrand ’13
    Paul Mattera
    Marcel V. Quiroga
    Pamela C. Scott

  • Foundation Board of Directors 2011-2017

    Jeremy C. Awori ’99 *
    Richard C. Bane ’11H *
    Jeffrey P. Beale *
    Stanley P. Cahill *
    Frederick L. Cavanaugh Jr. ’69, vice president
    Erik J. Champy ’89, ’94G *
    Jeffrey V. Cicolini ’94, treasurer
    Stuart A. Cohen *
    Gina V. Deschamps ’92G, president
    Annalisa C. Di Palma
    Albert V. DiVirgilio ’64, ’66G
    Pamela A. Doherty ’92 *
    Carlene L. Dugan
    Richard L. Elia +
    Marilyn E. Flaherty ’54 + 
    Kim D. Gassett-Schiller ’83
    Rose M. Grant ’94 *
    Suzanne S. Gruhl C.P.A.
    James M. Healy ’69 *
    Brian P. Herlihy ’86 *
    Michael A. Jenkins ’80 *
    Mary Ann Jordan ’78 *
    Jeffrey E. LaCross ’93, secretary
    John H. Lindahl *
    Robert T. Lutts
    Kathleen A. Murphy ’75
    James M. Muse ’83, chair
    John C. Pastore Jr. ’94 *
    Paul A. Petrowski ’66 
    Bruce P. Potter ’79
    Robert M. Riley ’00
    Deirdre A. Sartorelli ’83 *
    Jacob S. Segal Esq.
    Timothy P. Shea ’83G *
    Kathleen L. Skrabut, vice president
    Frank J. Sparicio ’53
    Howard J. Wayne *
    Patricia H. Zaido ’12H *

    EX-OFFICIO

    Patricia Maguire Meservey, university president
    Peggy L. Carl, director of athletics and recreation
    Joseph M. Wamness ’00G,
    alumni association president
    Cynthia A. McGurren ’83, executive director, vice president of institutional advancement
    Bernard M. Gordon ’85H
    Robert T. Lutts
    Karen M. Morrissey ’71, ’93H
    Joanne O. Ricciardiello ’68
    Pamela C. Scott

     

    *former members
    +deceased members

  • Board of Overseers 2011-2017

    Felix J. Amsler '87
    Karen E. Andreas
    John C. Archer
    Kathleen Atkinson
    Richard C. Bane ’11H
    Wade C. Boylan Sr. ’95
    Arthur J. Broadhurst ’88
    Stanley P. Cahill
    Stuart A. Cohen
    Magnolia A. Contreras
    Joseph C. Correnti Esq.
    Katherine M. Curley-Katzman ’06
    Lucy E. Dearborn ’92
    Henry S. Dembowski ’60, ’62G
    Mary G. DeSimone ’76
    Annalisa C. Di Palma *
    Robert D. Ellison ’92
    Joanne M. Fortunato ’84
    Herbert A. Fox
    Paul R. Fuller ’97
    Francois G. Gadenne
    Kathleen T. Gardner ’82
    Joseph G. Gauvain ’61
    Daniel P. Gibson Esq., ’79 *
    Michael Goldstein MD ’92
    Dolores R. Gormley ’84
    Rose M. Grant ’94
    ndrea L. Gregory
    Joseph P. Haggerty ’02
    Cynthia Hatch-Belhumeur
    Geoffrey P. Hunt
    Donald W. Hunt ’79
    Holly J. Jannell 
    Nicole L. Kieser
    Claude G. Lancome Esq.
    Diane R. Lapkin
    Andrea C. Liftman ’75G
    John H. Lindahl
    Gayle MacEachern Colinet
    Wayne P. Marquis ’75
    Peter J. Martel ’77
    Owen R. Mathieu Jr. ’01H
    Brian J. McNamara ’77
    John D. Migliozzi ’80
    |Pamela M. Nottingham ’80, ’87G
    Nancy H. Palmer
    John C. Pastore Jr. ’94
    Stacy A. Phelan ’91, ’10G
    John F. Piazza ’84
    Todd R. Provost ’86
    Marcel V. Quiroga
    Katherine E. Reid
    Robert M. Riley ’00 *
    Karen L. Roberts ’78
    Ruthanne Russell ’82
    Phyllis K. Sagan
    Stephen F. Salvo ’74
    Julie M. Shea ’76
    Ryan L. Shefferman ’02
    Timothy J. Siefken ’13
    Nancy H. Stager
    Deborah L. Tatelman
    Robert F. Thibodeau Jr. ’79, ’14G
    Susan U. Vatalaro ’71, ’78G,’91G
    Brian V. Vinagro ’97
    Howard J. Wayne
    Wayne E. Webster ’74
    Michael R. Wheeler
    Joel R. Whitman
    Elaine A. Zetes ’88G
     

    *former member
    +deceased

  • Alumni Association Board of Directors 2011-2017

    Jeremy C. Awori ’99 * 
    Barbara L. Baggs ’13G
    Fatima Barry ’07 *
    Mary E. Bertrand ’13
    A. Thomas Billings ’72, ’75G *
    Alexander F. Booker ’14 *
    Linda A. Brown MSW ’02, ’04G *
    Robert W. Callahan ’72
    Jay D. Carey ’04, ’06G, ’14G *
    Erik J. Champy ’89, ’94G
    Guy W. Clinch ’89
    Jacqueline M. Coogan ’70 *
    Christopher M. Corrente ’10, ’12G, vice president of outreach 
    Michael J. Crawford ’16 *
    Grazia Crivello ’09
    Major Thomas J. Cullinane ’86 *
    Stephen A. Daly ’84 *
    Kathryn E. D’Amour ’63, ’67G, ’81G *
    Alyce M. Davis ’75, alumni trustee 
    Rose M. DeLuca ’73, ’03G *
    Aboubacar S. Diarra ’16
    Carol A. DiMento Esq., ’65, ’67G
    Pamela A. Doherty ’92, immediate past president
    Richard F. Durgan ’69
    Lance V. Eaton ’01 *
    Robert D. Ellison ’92 *
    Marilyn E. Flaherty ’54 +
    Josue M. Flores ’11, ’12, ’15G
    Dorothy M. Foley ’48
    Wayne A. Gates ’76 *
    John L. George ’53 *
    Daphnee Georges ’10 *
    Jim K. Glynn ’77 *
    Timothy T. Goehlert ’04 *
    Anthony T. Guerriero ’92 *
    Karen A. Henneberry ’64 *
    Judith Josephs ’63, ’65G
    Sheila P. Kearney ’54, ’67G *
    Josephine E. Kennedy ’72, ’76G
    Franlinette Khuon ’95G *
    Debra Lee Surface ’05, vice president of administration
    Patricia M. Libby ’71
    Andrea C. Liftman ’75G *
    Frank A. Lillo ’64, ’69G
    Keila M. Lora ’13 *
    Stephanie S. Magdis ’06G *
    Alexandra L. Makarewicz ’08, ’11G *
    Fatbardha Male ’08G *
    Deana R. Manfra ’11 *
    Craig F. Markiewicz ’05, ’12G *
    Dexter McKenzie ’95 *
    Joanne Mendes ’79
    Janet L. Merriman ’82
    Professor Jane E. Moroney ’60, ’62G
    Jo-Anne D. Murphy ’77G *
    Sean P. O’Brien ’12 *
    Melissa A. Ogden ’00 *
    Thomas M. Page ’75, ’76G *
    Linda H. Power ’90
    Kelly A. Quinn ’08, ’10G
    Gary M. Roach ’80
    Frederick A. Sannella ’64
    Deirdre A. Sartorelli ’83
    Timothy P. Shea ’83G
    Eileen Smith Connolly ’59, ’77G
    Jane R. Thompson ’68, ’03G *
    Carol A. Vara ‘85, ’92G
    Michael J. Vella ’05, ’08G *
    Alfred J. Viselli ’59, ’64G
    Joseph M. Wamness ’00G, president 
    Hope M. Watt-Bucci ’96
    Mikki L. Wilson ’09, secretary
     

    *former member
    +deceased

  • Alumni and Parents Subcommittee

    Joanne Ricciardiello ’83, co-chair

    Established in 2010 as part of the leadership structure of the 10,000 Reasons campaign, the alumni and parents subcommittee and its communities are designed to connect, engage and activate alumni, parents and friends to serve as ambassadors and fundraisers in support of the annual fund. The purpose of the alumni and parents subcommittee and its communities is to provide alumni and parent engagement opportunities that lead to proactive demonstrations of loyalty and pride in Salem State, and that foster a tradition of giving back of time, talent and treasure.

  • Boards Subcommittee

    Robert T. Lutts, co-chair
    Pamela Scott, co-chair
    Alyce Davis ’75
    Lucibele Delgado ’16
    Jacob Segal
    Joe Wamness ’00G

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