Moffat Family Diversity in Coaching Fellowship

For Linda Cruse Moffat ’73 and Roger Moffat ’71, and for Kurt Aschermann ’71, having coaching staffs at Springfield College that reflect the population of participants remains critically important. Together, they created the Moffat Family Diversity in Coaching Fellowship to deepen and enrich the field of diverse coaches at Springfield College and, as a result, impact all of sport.

Your donation will expand the reach of our diverse alumni in coaching positions and athletic program leadership across the spectrum of athletics and sport.

moffat fund

Campaign for the Bugbee Family Pavilion

To honor the legacy of Coach Keith Bugbee, G’84, and the personal growth, leadership, determination, and commitment to family that are the foundation of the men’s lacrosse program, Springfield College alumni and friends are raising funds to create the Bugbee Family Pavilion at Amos Alonzo Stagg Field.

Your donation to this project will recognize Coach Bugbee’s incredible contributions to Springfield College and the student-athletes who had the privilege to learn from him, as well as to the sport of lacrosse nationally through the cadre of coaches he has helped develop. You can honor Coach Bugbee and the impact the men’s lacrosse program had on you and your experience as a student-athlete by making your gift to this important project.

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The Natalie Norton '83 Scholarship Fund

The Natalie Norton Scholarship Fund was created in celebration and in honor of Natalie Norton’s long career that spanned work in New Canaan Conn., South Shore YMCA in Quincy, Mass., YMCA of Greater Boston, YMCA of Greater New York, the Attleboro YMCA, and roles with YMCA of the USA and leading the Association of YMCA Professionals.

Natalie Norton

The Deborah Salierno Kristopik '85 Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created by alumni, family and friends of Deborah Salierno Kristopik, Class of 1985, who passed away in May 2020. The Scholarship shall award $2,500 on an annual basis until the funds have been expended. The preference for this fund is to provide scholarships for students who participate in the Equestrian Club and demonstrate financial need. Should there be a year in which no member of the Club has a demonstrated need for financial assistance, the second preference is to support a female student who is majoring in Physical Education. Should there be a year in which no student matching either preference has demonstrated financial need, then the Scholarship may be awarded to any deserving student with financial need.

Deborah Salierno Kristopik '85

The Dr. Mimi Murray '61, G'67 Scholarship Fund

Professor of exercise science and sport studies, Mimi Murray, PhD, has long been recognized for her pioneering contributions to the field of sport psychology, development of the sport and exercise program at Springfield College, her influence on behalf of girls and women in sport, and her excellence in teaching.  Launched in 2018 through the generosity of Springfield College faculty member Dr. Kathy Mangano '86, G'88, family, colleagues, and friends of Dr. Murray in honor and celebration of her 52 years of teaching, coaching and academic scholarship. This scholarship will assist graduate students who are focused on sport and exercise psychology or physical education and have demonstrated need for financial assistance. 

Dr. Mimi Murray '61, G'67
Giving Day 2021

TOGETHER, WE DID IT!

We challenged and you responded. More than 2,050 donors gave during Giving Day, breaking last year's record and for that, we thank you.

Every gift—whether $5 or $30,000—will have an impact, as collectively, we support Springfield College. We thank you for making Giving Day a success!

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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.

A gathering of distinguished professors, faculty, and staff at the annual Humanics Scholarship Fundraiser
Friends in Humanics Scholarship

Each spring, the Office of Financial Aid and a committee comprised of distinguished professors, faculty, and staff solicit nominations from the campus community and select deserving students for this prestigious award. 

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

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.

A baseball player on the field at Springfield College.
Step in the box for Springfield College

The crack of the bat. The pop of the pitch hitting the glove. The chatter from the dugouts. 

Children and adults playing a game so many love. 

And your name on a seat in the park everyone on campus calls Archie.

Dr. Kenneth A. Wall, G’73, DPE ’75 International Travel Award
Dr. Kenneth A. Wall, G’73, DPE ’75 International Travel Award

This travel award was established in honor of Ken Wall, who had a 40-year career at Springfield College. During his tenure, he served as graduate assistant for the men's basketball team under the direction of Ed Bilik '57, G'62, an associate professor of International Studies and director of the Doggett International Center, and then as an associate professor of sport management and recreation. Wall’s legacy is that of opening the world to Springfield College students and Springfield College to the students of the world. It is hoped that this award made in his honor will, in a small way, give assistance and encouragement to deserving students who wish to explore the world.

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Supporting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Springfield College

Through our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion funds, we are enriching Springfield College’s efforts to create an inclusive, diverse, and respectful community—one that embraces, understands, and unequivocally supports every student who arrives on Alden Street.

Delight Champagne of Springfield College
The Delight Champagne Scholarship Fund

Delight Champagne, PhD, served students at Springfield College as a tenured professor of psychology and the director of the Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education Program at Springfield College for almost 30 years. Her holistic and Humanics approach to teaching and her commitment to the mentorship and encouragement of young student affairs professionals have defined her legacy and career. Launched in 2018, the Dr. Delight E. Champagne Scholarship Fund will support graduate students accepted in the Student Personnel Administration Program through selection of one or more recipients via an application process. The Scholarship may be used to recruit new students to the program or to students in their second year of the program. Dr. Champagne's legacy of excellence in the field will continue through this Scholarship in her name. 

John Wilson of Springfield College
The John Wilson Book Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in honor of Mr. John M. Wilson, who had a 38-year career at Springfield College.  During his tenure, he served as assistant director of undergraduate admissions and coordinator of multicultural recruitment, assistant dean of students, and then as director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Wilson’s legacy is that of guiding students to be the best they could be and more. It is hoped that this scholarship made in his honor will, in a small way, give assistance and encouragement to deserving students, just as he did in his career at Springfield College. 

Dr. Mimi Murray of Springfield College stands in front of greenery
The Dr. Mimi Murray '61, G'67 Scholarship Fund

Professor of exercise science and sport studies, Mimi Murray, PhD, has long been recognized for her pioneering contributions to the field of sport psychology, development of the sport and exercise program at Springfield College, her influence on behalf of girls and women in sport, and her excellence in teaching.  Launched in 2018 through the generosity of Springfield College faculty member Dr. Kathy Mangano '86, G'88, family, colleagues, and friends of Dr. Murray in honor and celebration of her 52 years of teaching, coaching and academic scholarship. This scholarship will assist graduate students who are focused on sport and exercise psychology or physical education and have demonstrated need for financial assistance. 

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.

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. 

Your support means the world to Springfield College students.

Annual Gift Report 2019-2020

Last year, 4605 donors cumulatively gave $3,495,095 in cash gifts and committed more than $12 million in total support to Springfield College, including $998,956 to annual giving programs. Your gifts made college affordable by providing crucial financial aid and scholarships. You changed lives by supporting staffing, programming, and resources that allowed our students to thrive. You supported the academic offerings and world-class faculty that make a Springfield College education the best investment a student can make. You made Springfield College possible.

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