Together for + GOOD +

The Campaign for Merrimack College

  • Dr. Christopher E. Hopey and Anne Halley

    Lifelong Teacher, Lifelong Learner

    A self-described lifelong learner and teacher, Anne Halley ’67 credits her Merrimack education with providing her the opportunity to fulfill her dreams, leading her to earn multiple graduate degrees and enjoy a successful career in teaching and, later, management at the New York Times. Inspired by her Merrimack experience and to honor a dear friend who was never able to attend college due to financial constraints, Anne established the Anne Halley Scholarship in 2005 for underrepresented populations of students at Merrimack, later making an additional planned gift to the College. Elaborating on the inspiration behind her giving to Merrimack, Anne shares, “My experience and education at the College were priceless and inspired me to start a scholarship to give someone else the same opportunities I had.”
  • 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.

  • Arcidi Center Benefactors

    College Opens Arcidi Center, Celebrates Benefactors

    The Arcidi Center, named for the late Dr. Alfred L. Arcidi ’53, will house the College’s Welcome Center and the O’Brien Center for Career Development.
  • Michael Bradley '78

    A Winning Formula for Life

    Michael J. Bradley ’78 recently celebrated his 35th anniversary as a mathematics professor at Merrimack College and his 40th class reunion. An active member of the Reunion Committee, Wenzel Giving Society, Road Warriors faculty/staff Relay for Life running group to fight cancer, and a supporter in MORE retreats and student service trips, Mike’s Merrimack roots run deep. 
  • President Christopher E. Hopey, Ph.D. (far left) and Athletic Director Jeremy Gibson (far right) ...

    Ribbon Cutting Opens the New Foley Family Crossing

    Merrimack College President Christopher E. Hopey, Ph.D. and Athletic Director Jeremy Gibson joined Vincent ’68 and Jeanne Foley Jr. in dedicating the new Foley Family Crossing that connects foot traffic through the woods between Martone-Mejail Field and parking lot K on July 31, 2018.
  • The Merrimack Investment Fund

    $118K Student-Managed Investment Fund Showcases Commitment to Applied Learning

    In the ultimate model of applied learning, eight Merrimack College students have been managing a robust $118,000 financial portfolio with the launch of the Merrimack Investment Fund – the college’s first-ever student-managed investment portfolio.
  • Together We Discover

    Together We Discover Event Celebrates Research, Innovation and Creativity

    Merrimack College held a celebration in early May for the ongoing and innovative research being performed on campus and the generous investments by benefactors who keep that research going.
  • Jack and Tony

    68 Years of Friendship, Forged at Merrimack

    John “Jack” Carney ’54 and Anthony “Tony” Fragala ’54 P’86, ’92 crossed paths at Central Catholic High School in the 1940s, but their friendship truly began in the chemistry laboratory at Merrimack College. With only a handful of students focusing on such a rigorous major, Jack and Tony became fast friends.
  • Dr. Alfred L. Arcidi Center

    Together For Good: A Campaign Update

    In the fall of 2016, Merrimack publicly launched its historic campaign, Together for Good, with an ambitious goal to raise $50 million to fund priorities identified in the College’s strategic plan, The Agenda for Distinction. The Campaign’s call has resonated strongly with the Merrimack community — to date some $48 million has been raised from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, corporations, foundations and friends.
  • President Christopher E. Hopey, Ph.D. and his wife, Cheryl Lucas

    Giving Thanks at Merrimack’s Christmas Celebration

    More than 100 members of the Merrimack community joined President Christopher E. Hopey, Ph.D. and his wife Cheryl Lucas at a private gathering prior to the annual Christmas Celebration at Boston’s Four Seasons Hotel on Dec. 1. Members of the Board of Trustees, the College Leadership Council, the Together for Good Campaign Committee, faculty and staff enjoyed a short program, which included an invocation from Father Gary McCloskey, O.S.A., featured speaker Andrea Rego ’18 and Hopey.
  • Community Chair Kyle McInnis is flanked by campaign ambassadors Julie Gormley, left, and Ellen Lo...

    Faculty-Staff Campaign Participation Exceeds Goal

    Together for Good is all about the future of Merrimack. I gave to the campaign because I know firsthand the tremendous student experience that Merrimack provides and all the good that will result from the generosity of our community. As an alumnus, it was important for me to serve as an ambassador and give back to the institution that has helped me become the person I am today.” — David Golden ’07, Interim Director of Residence Life and Together for Good Campaign Ambassador
  • 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.
  • Merrimack Celebrates Donors with “An Evening of Gratitude”

    More than 300 guests gathered on September 14 for Merrimack College’s annual “Evening of Gratitude,” an event recognizing the generous and loyal donors to the College. President Christopher E. Hopey, Ph.D. used the opportunity to report that the Together for Good Campaign—the largest fundraising effort in Merrimack’s history, with a goal of $50 million—has now raised more than $42 million in total, including approximately $14 million since its public launch last fall.
  • Helping Merrimack Compete for Good

    A conversation with College Leadership Council member Richard H’15 and Susanna Gallant, advocates for theTogether for Good Campaign. A seasoned entrepreneur with multiple business interests, Richard is also the President of the Middlesex Islanders, one of the premier development and competitive hockey programs in New England. The Gallants and the Middlesex Islanders are also the founding partners and investors of Merrimack’s Gallant Arena.

  • Groundbreaking Ceremony Officially Commences Construction for Outdoor Athletic District

    Merrimack College, in conjunction with its Together for Good Campaign, is pleased to announce that construction has begun for a state-of-the-art Outdoor Athletic District that will include a new stadium and track and the redevelopment of current facilities to support nearly half of its 24 varsity athletic programs and its nearly 600 student-athletes.
  • Crowes’ Historic Gift Names New Academic Building

    With a toast and a shower of confetti, Merrimack College formally named its first academic building in a quarter century, for the college’s most generous donors, board chairman Michael ’92, H’17, and Kerridan Crowe, P’17. This gift marks the largest individual contribution made in support of the college to date.
  • Merrimack College to Host Groundbreaking Ceremony for Athletic District Project Friday, June 9

    Merrimack College will host an official groundbreaking ceremony to commence the start of construction for the outdoor athletic district project on Friday, June 9, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Schelzi Plaza on Cullen Avenue, located outside of the main entrance to the Merrimack Athletics Complex.

  • Internships Put Students on Path to Success

    A new 10-week paid internship program for undergraduates represents the intersection of the college’s focus on student preparedness, corporate and community relationships and Augustinian traditions.
  • Grant Will Enhance College’s Capacity in Life Sciences

    Merrimack’s School of Science and Engineering received a major boost this month with receipt of a $500,000 grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to expand facilities and enhance educational programs in the life sciences.
  • 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 Mike and Mary Franco ’81 P’12, 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.
  • Paying it Forward Together

    A conversation with Jack Boyce ’81 and Maryann Testa Boyce ’81. The Managing Director, Head of North American Distribution at Standard Life Investments, Jack is the Secretary of the Board of Trustees and chairs the Institutional Planning and Strategy Committee. Maryann has been involved with the College Leadership Council, Mack Gives Back, Professional Development Retreat, and the Warrior Network which focuses on student mentoring.
  • Standing Up for Good: Augustinian Values Are Alive at Merrimack

    A conversation with Father Raymond Dlugos, O.S.A., Ph.D., Vice President for Mission and Student Affairs, and champion of the Together for Good Campaign.
  • Together for Good Campaign Reaches $35 Million Mark

    Together for Good has raised an additional $7 million since launching this October, bringing the total to $35 million toward our $50 million goal. Student speaker Devin O’Reilly ’18 highlights Campaign Committee update. 

  • Merrimack College Launches Historic $50 Million Campaign

    Merrimack College has launched its Together for Good campaign, a historic effort aimed at raising $50 million by 2019. Hundreds of alumni and supporters joined events on campus celebrating the campaign, which has raised more than $28 million to date.