"I am pleased to celebrate all those who support Salve Regina. The generosity of alumni, parents, friends, foundations and corporations is what makes a difference in the lives of our students today and every day."
– Sister Jane Gerety, President
The generosity of our donors directly impacts the lives of Salve Regina students by helping to defray the cost of education. Support from alumni, parents, friends, foundations and corporations impacts every aspect of the University, from scholarships and academic programs to athletics and campus life.
- More than 700 new and renewed alumni donors contributed to the success of alumni and reunion giving programs.
- Annual fund contributions totaled more than $2.5 million, and the 37th annual Governor's Ball set a new fundraising record.
- Twelve new scholarships were created by alumni, parents and friends, bringing our list of permanent named funds to 60 endowed scholarships. Among them, a $100,000 gift from the Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust will establish two endowed scholarships at Salve Regina in memory of the late Noreen Stonor Drexel, an original trustee of the charitable foundation and a long-standing trustee and friend of the University. The Noreen Stonor Drexel Scholarships in Education and Nursing will support full-time undergraduates who are enrolled in these programs at Salve Regina.
- The McGinty family created the first named academic chair in memory of longtime trustee and Salve Regina parent John McGinty and his love of history.
- The Nuala Pell Leadership Program in Public Service was established to enrich the bond between our undergraduate academic programs and the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy.
- The University dedicated the dormitory on the corner of Narragansett and Ochre Point avenues as Walgreen Hall, in recognition of a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Walgreen III in honor of their granddaughter, Brooke Julia Walgreen ’13 on the occasion of her graduation from Salve Regina. The gift of $1 million was given to the University to strengthen its endowment. Salve is fortunate to have the support of many families, like the Walgreen family, through their family foundations.
- A $1 million gift from the Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust will name and endow Salve Regina's Cultural and Historic Preservation Program in memory of Noreen Stonor Drexel. Mrs. Drexel was awarded an honorary doctorate from Salve Regina in 1999 for her service to the community, especially in the preservation of historic places, for which she was a tireless advocate. By naming and endowing the Noreen Stonor Drexel Cultural and Historic Preservation Program, Salve Regina's first named program, the McBean Charitable Trust has provided resources which will allow this specialized program to continue in its pursuit of excellence.
"Our thanks go to you," said Norman Beretta '04 (Hon.), trustee and chairman of Salve Regina's university relations and advancement committee. "We value each and every one of our more than 4,000 donors and volunteers who care so much about our students in every way and at every level."
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