Together for + GOOD +

The Campaign for Merrimack College

Together for + GOOD +

The Campaign for Merrimack College







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:



Located in the north campus, the new Academic District will include 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. The pavilion will also house 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 the pavilion will 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 Applied Project Learning Center
  • Business Advising Center  

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.



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 



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.



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:

  • Undergraduate research
  • Clinical learning experiences
  • Mission trips and service learning
  • Study abroad


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



Michael Crowe ’92 & Kerridan Crowe P’17

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


Charlie Day ’98


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

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

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

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

Merrimack Community
Dr. Kyle McInnis P’19

+ NEWS +

  • Renewing relationships, building legacies

    A conversation with Robert “Bob” Zatta ’71 and Kathy Zatta, supporters of the Together for Good Campaign.
  • Honoring the past, investing in the future

    A conversation with College Leadership Council member Mike Franco ’81 and Trustee Mary Gorham Franco ’81, both who are serving on the Together for Good Campaign Committee.
  • Inspiring a Positive Transformation

    A conversation with Dr. Kyle McInnis P’19, associate dean and professor of health sciences. As the Community Chair for the Together for Good Campaign, Kyle is an integral member of the Campaign Committee.


  • Gather for Good in Connecticut

    May 23 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Join hosts Mary Gorham Franco ’81 P’12 and Michael Franco ’81 P’12 for an evening of networking with Merrimack College alumni and friends! Hear from Mr. and Mrs. Franco and Merrimack College President Christopher E. Hopey, Ph.D. on the College’s recent accomplishments, exciting future plans, and highlights from the Together for Good Campaign.
  • Reunion 2017

    June 2 | All Day
    As we enter Merrimack’s 70th year, we hope you will join the festivities and return to campus to experience all Reunion Weekend has to offer. Additional programming updates will be added throughout the spring! This year we celebrate class years ending in 2s and 7s.
  • Reunion 2017

    June 3 | All Day
    As we enter Merrimack’s 70th year, we hope you will join the festivities and return to campus to experience all Reunion Weekend has to offer. Additional programming updates will be added throughout the spring! This year we celebrate class years ending in 2s and 7s.