Together for + GOOD +

The Campaign for Merrimack College

Together for + GOOD +

The Campaign for Merrimack College





as of Feb. 28, 2019


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. 


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

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


Arcidi Center

Located in the north campus, the new Academic District includes 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 Bouchard Center for Management Consulting and Student Applied Learning. 

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 
  • Lucey Center for Business Advising  

Bordering Crowe Hall is the Dr. Alfred L. Arcidi Center, a 16,000-square-foot, two-story building that opened in Sept. 2018. It serves as our admission welcome center and hosts the O’Brien Center for Career Development and multiple meeting spaces for the campus.



To compete at the highest level, we invested in a state-of-the-art Athletic District that includes 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 support our move to the Division I Northeast Conference, 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 includes:

  • Redevelopment of 350,000 square feet of land to create two multi-purpose field turf surfaces for varsity, club, intramural, recreational, and community use
  • Development of a stadium which includes a multi-purpose field, 400-meter, eight-lane track, and room for 4,000 Warrior fans



The new Academic Success Center has transformed academic support services. Housed in the McQuade Library, the new Center unifies 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, drives academic and personal success.

Key features of the Academic Success Center 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 propels students successfully through their collegiate journey and enhances student retention and graduation rates.



At Merrimack, Catholic Augustinian values still guide our actions. That is why we are expanding service learning and mission opportunities, supporting faculty excellence, fostering research initiatives, and advancing academic programs. To ensure students from all backgrounds have access to a Merrimack education, we are also expanding 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:


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


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
  • Raise an additional $7 million for the Merrimack Fund and $4 million for Sponsored Research



Michael ’92, H’17 & Kerridan Crowe H’18, P’17

Alfred Arcidi Jr. ’84 & Mary Louise Arcidi P’06, M’17, ’18


Charlie Day ’98, H’14


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

Innovating for Good
Mary Gorham Franco ’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, Sc.D., FACSM

+ NEWS +

  • Mary Noonan '75

    A Lifelong Commitment to Giving Back

    From her first time stepping foot on Merrimack’s campus as a student, to returning as a math and computer science teacher, to becoming a tenured faculty member and integral part of the College leadership, Associate Professor Mary Noonan ’75 has been totally immersed in the Merrimack community. While she has witnessed the College undergo an incredible transformation over the years, she declares, “There’s more to come, and I can’t wait to see what happens next!”
  • Joanne Bentley

    A Life Dedicated to Academia

    For the past few years Joanne Caruso Bentley ’81 has served on Merrimack’s College Leadership Council, and she recently joined the Board of Trustees. As Senior Director of Business Operations and Faculty Research Management Services at Yale University, Joanne leads an organization that supports faculty research by administering proposals and managing millions of dollars of sponsored awards. She attributes much of her leadership and negotiation skills to her early experiences at Merrimack College. 

  • Lee Slattery

    Media Maven Makes Her Mark

    Lee Slattery ’81 has worked in the world of media and publishing in New York City for almost her entire career. She is currently the Vice President & Publisher of Family Circle owned by Meredith Corporation—a media conglomerate featuring such well-known publications as People, Real Simple, and Martha Stewart. Earlier in her career Slattery oversaw sales and marketing for allure, Glamour and Golf for Women Magazine, the only women’s lifestyle publication dedicated to female golfers. As the daughter of two golf-club champions, Lee grew up playing golf and tennis as well as skiing and swimming, which her mother said kept her and her five siblings out of trouble. As a golf club champion herself, Lee spends weekends in the summer and fall on the course at her club near her home-away-from-home in Scituate, MA. A resident of New York City for 34 years, Merrimack still holds a special place in Lee’s heart. She has served on the President’s Advisory Board, the Business Advisory Board of New York, the Athletics Executive Committee, Reunion Committees, and has been on the Board of Trustees since 2012.



  • FL Reception

    Come Together: Naples Reception & Dinner

    March 21 | 6:00pm

    Join President Christopher E. Hopey, Ph.D. and members of the Board of Trustees for a unique opportunity to hear about the College’s exciting momentum — get an insider’s look at what the future holds for Merrimack.

  • Come Together: New York City

    Come Together: New York City

    March 27 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Connect and engage with New York City-area alumni, parents, and friends, interact with talented students and faculty, enjoy great food and beverages, and experience a multimedia program featuring remarks by President Christopher E. Hopey, Ph.D.

  • Come Together: Washington, D.C.

    Come Together: Washington, D.C.

    April 4 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm
    Connect and engage with Washington, D.C. area alumni, parents, and friends, interact with talented students and college leadership, and enjoy great food and beverages.