2014-15 Impact of Giving

We are pleased to present the 2014-15 Impact of Giving. This report recognizes the generous support of our loyal friends and alumni who have helped us continue the College’s mission of educating students in spirit, mind, and body, for leadership in service to others.

Students studying in the Student Union

Your Opinions, Impressions, and Attitudes of Springfield College

We love hearing from Springfield College parents, alumni, and friends about their adoration, frustrations, and even ambivalence toward the College.  That is why, in 2012, we invited alumni and parents to participate in an attitude study. Approximately 1,300 alumni and 200 parents responded and told us how they felt about different aspects of the College, everything from how they want to receive communications to what they liked about their student experience. 

Alumni Opinion Survey infographic

Class of 1964 Makes Historic 50th Reunion Gift

The Class of 1964 Makes Historic 50th Reunion Gift There is a Tibetan maxim that states that tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength. The experience of the Springfield College seniors in 1964 was enveloped in tragedy, starting with the attack on Pearl Harbor shortly after their birth and culminating in the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy their senior year.

Class of 1964

Support From our Parents

My son, Michael, has been involved with the YMCA since he was eight. Now, as a YMCA professional studies minor at Springfield College, I’ve watched him become more managerial, more of a leader, more of a volunteer, and more compassionate.

President Cooper, parents, and students during New Student Orientation
Share Your Story

Everyone has his or her own Springfield College story. What's yours?

Share your story of how Springfield College has impacted you in your life.

Stained Glass Window in Marsh Memorial
Here’s a sneak peek of The Learning Commons. See what all of the talk is about!

The Springfield College Learning Commons

Take a look at how the twenty-first century modern library will transform the student experience.

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Annual Giving

Students on Naismith Green
The Springfield College Fund

This fund supports the greatest annual needs including student financial aid, faculty development, and the "Springfield College experience."

Student-athlete playing football
Friends of Springfield College Athletics

Friends of Springfield College Athletics supports the highest annual needs for our athletic teams, including equipment, technology, and travel costs.

East Campus group shot with campers in the fall
Friends of East Campus

Friends of East Campus provides annual support for purchases and improvements that are needed most and where they will have the greatest impact.

Dr. Tom Waddell throwing a javelin
Dr. Tom Waddell '59 Fund

The Dr. Tom Waddell ’59 Fund provides financial support to promote diversity education programs that will enable our students to positively impact the community at large.

School of Social Work student in the classroom
School of Social Work Student Scholarship Fund

The School of Social Work Annual Scholarship Fund provides immediate financial aid support for students of the School.

PCS students at the St. Johnsbury Campus
Valentine Fund

Established in 1996 by Joe Valentine '50, former president of the United Way of the Bay Area (Calif.), the School of Human Services Valentine Fund serves as an emergency fund to help the School's students who face a financial crisis due to an emergency event in their lives.

Ongoing Projects

Swim team in swimming pool
Charles "Red" Silvia All-American Exhibit

If alumni and friends of Springfield College can raise $50,000 in support of the highest needs of the swimming and diving program, the College will create an All-American exhibit in honor of Coach Red Silvia.

East Campus day camp
East Campus 80 for 80

Help celebrate the 80th anniversary of Camp Massasoit by participating in the 80 for 80 Challenge. The goal is to get 80 gifts of $80 or more for Friends of East Campus to support the program’s greatest needs. Your support provided items and improvements that are essential to our campers and students. 

Student-athlete playing softball
The Diane L. Potter ’57 Softball Funds Campaign

Established in 2015 by a committed group of softball alumnae, the Potter Softball Coaching Fund and Potter Softball Program Fund combine to augment support for the softball program. The coaching fund will create an endowment to support the head softball coaching salary and the softball program fund will create an endowment that provides annual support for the highest needs of the program.

Completed Projects

Student canoeing at East Campus
East Campus Renovations

Since the fall of 2011, a total of 467 contributions were received from alumni, students, staff members, camp families, businesses, and foundations. Funds raised have allowed us to put a new roof on the Pueblo, renovate the interior bathrooms within the Pueblo, and build brand new outdoor bathroom and shower facilities, which were used for the first time during Outdoor Pursuits in May 2013.

Doug Parker
Doug Parker Challenge

The head wrestling coach and professor of physical education at Springfield College for 1955-1990, Doug Parker ’51 is seen by many as the personification of Springfield College and its mission and ideals. Honored by numerous organizations throughout his celebrated 35-year career, Parker’s legacy will now live on at the College through the Doug Parker Wrestling Room, dedicated in July 2012.

Students playing field hockey
Stagg Field Scoreboard

The Stagg Field Scoreboard cost $63,000 and was supported by field hockey, football, and lacrosse alumni and parents. The field, which was resurfaced and enhanced by landscaping in 2007, has the seating capacity for more than 3,800 spectators.

Swimming pool
Swimming and Diving Scoreboard

The Springfield College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams need a new scoreboard/timing system. The new technology costs $100,000, and we’re making progress toward this goal, but could use some more help.

Students at East Campus
East Campus ADA Project

Thank you to all of the donors who contributed to our East Campus ADA Project and helped turn it into a reality. We couldn't have done it without you. 

Student in wrestling room
100 Years of Wrestling

The success of our storied wrestling program at Springfield College is as much about support from alumni, family, and friends as it is about athletic talent. Placing in the top ten at NCAA championships and producing all-american wrestlers will only continue as long as there are funds to support this great program.