Your Gift Matters
All gifts to Merrimack College have a powerful impact on a full range of activities. From creating more student learning spaces on campus to making critical academic hires that will enable Merrimack’s reputation to soar, your gift will touch areas related to teaching, research, and student life in fundamental ways.
Support from Merrimack’s global community has already provided student scholarships, increased financial support for faculty, built state-of-the-art athletics and academic facilities…and turned on the lights 365 days a year since 1947. Every gift matters. Especially YOUR gift.
Please click on each society below to learn more:
- Austin Society: For those donors who give $5,000 or more
- McQuade Society: For those donors who give $1,000 to $4,999 or graduates of the last 10 years with a $100+ gift
- Wenzel Society: For those donors who have given for 3+ consecutive years
Giving Society membership is renewable annually and is based on annual gifts made or facilitated by an individual and his/her spouse. Corporate matching gifts count toward membership when received within the fiscal year.
The Austin Society
The Austin Society is inspired by the Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue. St. Augustine serves as the inspiration for Merrimack College’s vision to cultivate the intellectual, moral, spiritual, physical, and personal awareness needed to make wise choices for life, career, and service.
For those donors who give $5,000 or more
Benefits: Campus concierge service - your personal connection to Merrimack College; Invitation to annual Giving Society recognition event(s); 10% discount at bookstore; Special edition pictorial calendar
The McQuade Society
The McQuade society is a tribute to the man who, more than anyone else, made it all possible, the Reverend Vincent A. McQuade, O.S.A. Reverend McQuade served as Merrimack College’s first President and led the College to eventually become a flagship institution of higher education.
For those donors who give $1,000 to $4,999
Graduates of the last 10 years with a $100+ gift
Benefits: Invitation to annual Giving Society recognition event(s); 10% discount at the Bookstore; Special edition pictorial calendar
The Wenzel Society
The Wenzel Society is named in honor of Reverend Jim Wenzel, O.S.A. ’52. The Wenzel Society celebrates his more than 60 years as a beloved member of the Merrimack College community, and his lasting influence among alumni, friends, students, and parents of the College.
For those donors who have given for 3+ consecutive years
Benefits: Annual commemorative gift