Springfield College Honors Helen Davis Blake


At left, S. Prestley Blake, Helen Davis Blake, Springfield College President Mary-Beth Cooper, and David Cooper.

On Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, Helen Davis Blake, G’67, was honored with the first ever President’s Philanthropy Award for her nearly 40 years of dedicated service to Springfield College.  Also on that day, the conference room in Marsh Memorial was dedicated and renamed the Helen Davis Blake Conference Room.

Blake has embodied the Springfield College ideal throughout her life – when she served the children of this community as a teacher, and as she continued to carry the Springfield College standard through service to our community.

"Springfield College has been blessed to have such an advocate as Helen Davis Blake," said Springfield College President Mary-Beth Cooper. "We are delighted to recognize her, sincerely thank her, and formally dedicate the room in her name."

Her service on the Board of Trustees includes: Vice Chair, Secretary, Executive Committee and the Committees on Trustees, Audit and Compliance, Academic Affairs, Business Affairs, Development and Institutional Advancement, Investment, and Student Affairs.

She was the co-chair of Leadership for the 21st Century: The Campaign for Springfield College, which raised $44.5 million and became the most successful campaign in College history.

"I truly appreciate this honor from Springfield College," said Blake. "I have always believed in the College's mission in educating students in spirit, mind, and body, in leadership and service to others."