To boost the Student Emergency Fund and support other pressing needs, Salem State’s third annual Viking Warrior Day went virtual to raise more than $197,876 over two and a half days from more than 340 donors globally. This triples last year’s sum raised.
“I value my education from Salem State every day in my personal and business life,” says Mark Amirault ’84, a loyal Viking Warrior Day donor. “I am thankful for all the wonderful professors and their knowledge that have helped me become successful in business. It’s my duty to give to Salem State each year—and Viking Warrior Day is a superb day to accomplish that goal.”
The excitement extended 24 hours longer than usual to maximize matching gifts that came in throughout the event. Alumni and donors followed along through social media and email to hear announcements and watch live streams and videos from students, alumni, employees, and volunteers.
“Viking Warrior Day is an opportunity for all Vikings to give back to our alma mater,” says Joseph Wamness ‘00G, the immediate past president of the Alumni Association. “Thank you for coming together to help current students follow in our footsteps and enjoy the benefits of a Salem State education.”
We thank the matching gift donors who helped make Viking Warrior Day the best yet:
Kim Gassett-Schiller '83, '18H and Philip Schiller
The Salem State University Alumni Association Board of Directors
The Salem State University Foundation Board of Directors
Joanne Ricciardiello '68, '19H and Phil Ricciardiello '19H
Jake Cotter '12, Prospective Research, Inc.