We are pleased to present the 2014-2015 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.
Philanthropy positively impacted our campus in so many ways. We welcomed world renowned paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey to speak to a capacity crowd on-campus just weeks after he was featured in Time magazine. His lecture was the first installment of the Arts and Humanities Speaker Series funded by the Carlton and Lucille Sedgeley Endowed Fund. Alumni, colleagues and friends rallied around the “Charles J. and Linda Redmond Fund” as we said good bye to the long-time dean, faculty member, and head athletic trainer who retired in July. We mourned the loss of John Wilson, director of multicultural affairs, and created a scholarship in his name to provide financial assistance to eligible students who have contributed to the Office of Multicultural Affairs or to a culture of inclusive excellence around issues of diversity and inclusion. These were special tributes to people who committed their careers to Springfield College.
As always, our focus remains with our highest priority — our students. Last May Springfield College sent 1646 students into the world to chart their own course. These are outstanding individuals, defined by their unique educational experience and committed to giving back. They organized their own Giving Tuesday to support their neighbors in need. Thanks to donor support, they were able to travel a combined 4,000 miles to serve poor communities during their alternative spring break. Seven athletic teams reached 100 percent giving participation during the True Pride Challenge. They truly represent the Humanics philosophy and are ready to change the world, and they owe it to the contributions of individuals like you.
We are tremendously thankful for your continuing support.
John A. White
Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations