To help achieve the ambitious goals laid out in our Agenda for Distinction, we launched a $50 million fundraising campaign — Together for Good — in fall 2016. Set to conclude in 2019, the campaign has already raised more than $28 million toward our goal.
The largest campaign in our history, 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. The Together for Good Campaign aims to secure investments in several key areas:
Innovating for Good • Goal $2M
By providing a new Academic Success Center, new office space, study areas, and centralized services for our Compass and Promise programs, math and writing centers, and other academic enrichment programs, we will advance collaboration between students, academic coaches, counselors, advisors, and mentors.
Building for Good • Goal $10M
To provide more classroom, study, lab and studio space, we will develop an Academic District encompassing several new buildings. Prominent in the new district will be a three-story, 50,000-square-foot building that will be home to the Girard School of Business and provide flexible learning environments for all of our students, faculty, and staff.
Competing for Good • Goal $6M
We’re investing in a state-of-the-art Division I Athletic District for our student athletes, coaches and fans — helping to build our brand and cultivate champions … in the classroom, in competition and in the community. Key developments include enhanced athletic fields, a 2,500-seat stadium, and track-and-field facilities.
Standing Up for Good • Goal $21M
Guided by Catholic Augustinian values, we plan to expand service learning and mission opportunities, support faculty and advance academic programs. Additional scholarship offerings will also help ensure that more deserving students, from all backgrounds, can attend Merrimack.
The Merrimack Fund • Goal $7M
Enhancing alumni engagement and participation is a critical goal of the Together for Good Campaign. To that end, we seek to raise $7 million for The Merrimack Fund, allowing donors of all levels to engage and strengthen the future of Merrimack College.
Sponsored Programs • Goal $4M
Research and sponsored program funding will also count toward our campaign and support our overall goal to bolster Merrimack’s reputation and strengthen our value proposition and competitive position. We seek to raise $4 million in research funding as part of the Together for Good Campaign.
What Is Together for Good?
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. Together for Good is a reminder that our students, alumni and friends helped make Merrimack what it is today — and they will play a critical role in the college’s future.