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Capitalizing on Emerging Needs

Students moving their tassels at Commencement

Capitalizing on Emerging Needs

The campaign's Case for Support highlights the critical role of unrestricted giving, which directly supports student success initiatives at Salem State University.



Making a Difference

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See why Salem State has been a beacon of hope and opportunity for nearly 170 years

Evan Kravette ’22G
Evan Kravette ’22G

“My work focused on making our campus safer for students in the LGBTQ community. The more unrestricted funding we can access, the more programs we can develop and resources we can devote to support underrepresented student populations.”

Steven Thurston Oliver, PhD, associate professor
Steven Thurston Oliver, PhD, associate professor

“Having flexible resources that enable people of color to come together and talk about their experiences and how those very same experiences can profoundly impact the lives of their students is a powerful thing.”

Lizabeth Davis ’23
Lizabeth Davis ’23

“The Center for Civic Engagement helped me find my passion and my voice. With programming that helps students build community, become leaders and make a difference in the world, the Center is at the heart of Salem State’s service-oriented mission.”

Isabel Collazo '21
Isabel Collazo ’21

“The Massachusetts housing pilot program and the Student Emergency Fund helped me overcome a really bad time in my life by providing housing, food and grocery store gift cards. I’m happy with where I’m headed now, and I have Salem State to thank.”

Unrestricted Stats

  • 700+

    students impacted by the Student Emergency Fund
  • $372K+

    awarded in Student Emergency Funds between 2020-2022
  • $597

    average emergency award

Contact Us

Advancement, Alumni Association and Foundation

Tax Identification number (EIN): 04-2620632
331 Lafayette Street, 2nd floor
Salem, MA 01970
Mailing Address:
352 Lafayette St.
Salem, MA 01970
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