Together for + GOOD +

The Campaign for Merrimack College

Together for + GOOD +

The Campaign for Merrimack College

+TOGETHER WE CAN.

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OUR VISION

The connections that are made at Merrimack College last a lifetime. Underscoring this unique bond, Together for Good epitomizes the positive impact that can be made when we work together to advance Merrimack College’s goals. It embodies the Catholic Augustinian tradition that lives on in our mission to enlighten minds, engage hearts, and empower lives. It also highlights Merrimack’s longstanding reputation for developing ethical leaders, in our school, our community, and our world. Together for Good is a reminder that our students, alumni, and friends helped make Merrimack what it is today—and together, they will play a critical role in the College’s future.

Together for Good is designed to continue to build a philanthropic foundation, and fund critical projects and programs that will make a lasting impact on current and future generations of Merrimack scholars.  Strategic investments in infrastructure, academic programs, support services, athletics, student experiences, and scholarships will pay dividends for decades to come—both for our students who go on to become ethical leaders and for society as a whole. 

+ WORKING TOWARD OUR FUTURE +

While we celebrate our past, we are excited about our future.

The Together For Good Campaign aims to secure investments in four key areas:

+BUILDING FOR GOOD

GOAL $10M

Located in the north campus, the new Academic District will include Crowe Hall, a three-story, 50,000-square-foot academic pavilion for Merrimack’s Girard School of Business, as well as flexible learning environments, and event space. Crowe Hall also houses the Financial Capability Center and the new Applied Project Learning Center, which will connect Boston-area non-profits with Merrimack student-consultants to address real-world organizational challenges.  Key features of Crowe Hall include:

  • 14 classrooms and several large multipurpose spaces for campus events and guest speakers
  • Real-world preparatory resources including the Mucci Capital Markets Lab, Financial Capability Center, and The Bouchard Center for Management Consulting and Student Applied Learning
  • Lucey Center for Business Advising  

Our North Campus Academic District will be home to three new academic buildings in total. Future structures will provide teaching and learning spaces for a number of academic disciplines including STEM, communications, creative arts, and psychology.

+COMPETING FOR GOOD

GOAL $6M

To compete at the highest level, we are investing in a state-of-the-art Athletic District that will include new fields for the varsity teams, a new stadium and track, and facilities for our expanding intramural and club sports programs. These new athletic spaces will support our goal of becoming a Division 1 institution, help us meet demand from our expanding enrollment, and serve as a resource for the campus, our fans, and the surrounding community.

The Athletic District will include:

  • Redevelopment of 350,000 square feet of land to create three fields for varsity, club, intramural, recreational, and community use
  • Development of a 2,500-seat stadium with a multipurpose field and a 400-meter, eight-lane track
  • Construction of a modern concessions area, locker rooms, and athletics offices, as well as new sport lighting and walkways 

+INNOVATING FOR GOOD

GOAL $2M

The new Academic Success Center will transform academic support services. Housed in the McQuade Library, the new Center will unify academic enrichment services and provide new spaces for future growth.  By helping students develop effective skills, advocate for themselves, and become more confident learners, the Academic Success team, working closely with partners across campus, will drive academic and personal success.  Key features of the Academic Success Center will include:

  • New testing and study labs to facilitate one-on-one advising, tutoring, and mentoring
  • Dedicated classrooms and office space for the Compass and Promise Programs, Tutoring and Math Center, and Writing Center
  • An expanded Office of Accessibility Services to enrich educational opportunities for all students

The work in our new Center will propel students successfully through their collegiate journey and enhance student retention and graduation rates.

+STANDING UP FOR GOOD

GOAL $21M

At Merrimack, Catholic Augustinian values still guide our actions. That is why we plan to expand service learning and mission opportunities, support faculty excellence, foster research initiatives, and advance academic programs. To ensure students from all backgrounds have access to a Merrimack education, we also intend to expand our scholarship support.

By focusing on student-centered programs that inspire, engage, and enlighten, we are committed to achieving 75% undergraduate participation in at least one of the following enrichment activities by 2021:

AGENDA FOR DISTINCTION

Rooted in our Augustinian tradition, the Agenda for Distinction drives us toward our goal of creating a highly ranked, internationally respected, selective masters comprehensive Catholic college. By focusing on five priorities, our 10- year strategic plan is a bold agenda for realizing our aspirations:

  • Create a modern, academic enterprise grounded in innovative teaching, learning, and scholarship
  • Develop a contemporary Catholic mission
  • Create an intellectually vibrant, socially engaged, entrepreneurial student experience
  • Inspire and engage our people, culture, and community
  • Strengthen our value proposition and competitive position

TOGETHER FOR + GOOD +

Our Together for Good Campaign is a critical part of advancing Merrimack’s strategic goals. Working together, we will:

  • Elevate the institutional pride and aspirations of the Merrimack community
  • Inspire $50 million in investments, securing a promising future for Merrimack
  • Engage our students, alumni, parents, faculty and staff, companies, foundations, and community, and develop Merrimack’s next generation of volunteer and philanthropic leaders

+CAMPAIGN LEADERSHIP+

CAMPAIGN CO-CHAIRS

Michael ’92, H’17 & Kerridan Crowe P’17

Alfred Arcidi Jr. ’84 & Mary Louise Arcidi P’06, ’18

HONORARY CHAIR

Charlie Day ’98

VICE CHAIRS

Building for Good
Frank Girard ’62, H’16, G’17
Bruce Bouchard ’79

Innovating for Good
Mary ’81 and Michael Franco ’81, P’12

Competing for Good
Richard Gallant H’15
Lee Slattery ’81

Standing Up for Good
Christine ’75 and James Zampell ’75
Maryann ’81 and Jack Boyce ’81
Rev. Raymond F. Dlugos, O.S.A., Ph.D.

Merrimack Community
Dr. Kyle McInnis

+ NEWS +

  • Together for Wellness

    When Merrimack students need somewhere to turn, they now have an abundance of resources thanks in large part to Karen (Johnson) McCarthy ’92. A former high school teacher and the mother of three sons ages 13, 19, and 21, Karen is familiar with the many challenges that young adults face like stress, anxiety, and depression. That is why she was inspired to support student-centric health resources at Merrimack by establishing the McCarthy Student Wellness Fund.
  • Improving the Future

    Karen Martin ’75 doesn’t just care about the environment, she works to protect it every day. From installing solar panels and geothermal heating to lessen their energy footprint to advocating for climate change legislation, Karen and her husband Gary exemplify what it means to be environmentally conscious. They are also exceptionally committed to helping Merrimack College advance the cause.
  • In the Business of Doing Good

    A conversation with Kevin ’89 and Karen Lucey, two of Merrimack’s most dedicated supporters. The Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of the private equity investment firm, Hamilton Lane, Kevin also serves on the College’s Board of Trustees. In addition to his professional success, Kevin has been married to his wife Karen for 26 years and they have four children ranging in age from 16 to 22.
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