Celebrating 75 Years of Stonehill College
Make your gift in honor of Stonehill's 75th anniversary to ensure our vision for the next 75 years and beyond.
How We Began
In September 1948, some 134 students — many of whom were veterans from World War II — gathered with the eight teachers who would serve as their faculty to celebrate Mass at the Chapel in Donahue Hall.
That small gathering of students and teachers marked the beginning of Stonehill College.
Celebrating 75 Years
Our 75th anniversary provides the College a unique opportunity to honor its exceptional past, celebrate its present and build its promising future.
Stonehill would not have been possible without the involvement and generosity of our alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends.
The Stonehill College Fund creates readily available funds that provide our students with academic offerings, scholarships, faculty excellence, community service opportunities, co-curricular programs and top-notch campus facilities — all the areas of the College that make a Stonehill education exceptional.
Annual engagement and support of the extended Stonehill community — alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends — have strengthened the College and fostered its greatest advancements.
The success of the Stonehill College Fund — and the strength of the College — will always depend on a collaborative spirit of giving. Each of us has our own Stonehill story, and there are many inspiring reasons to support Stonehill through the Stonehill College Fund.
You guarantee a personalized educational experience for each of the 2,500 students enrolled at Stonehill College.
You ensure that academic ability, not the ability to pay, determines who receives a Stonehill education.
The GoHill Fund supports more than 500 Stonehill College student-athletes across 23 varsity sports providing our coaches and students with the resources they need to compete and succeed at the highest levels.
You support the active role that competition, fitness and co-curricular activity play in the lives of our student-athletes.
You encourage service opportunities locally and around the world.
1948 Loyalty Society
Individual generosity helped create this great College, and our dedicated alumni have continued to support Stonehill through annual giving. This crucial support at all levels helps to sustain Stonehill's pursuit of its mission and transnational educational experience.
These committed donors recognize that annual gifts serve as the foundation for Stonehill's growth. Membership comprises of alumni who have made gifts to the College for at least four out of six consistent years and GOLD Alumni (Graduates Of the Last Decade) who have contributed for three out of six consistent years with gifts of any amount to any designated area at Stonehill.
Participation in the 1948 Loyalty Society signifies being part of a special community of donors dedicated to shaping the future of Stonehill. It's a community making a difference in every area of the College — from academics, mission, scholarships and co-curricular activities.
Your generosity helps perpetuate a virtuous cycle — by giving back to the College, you enable us to benefit society and educate current and future students. It is our hope that these students will someday join you as esteemed members of the 1948 Loyalty Society.
The Lux et Spes Society, established in 2005, gives the College the opportunity to acknowledge your thoughtful planning for Stonehill’s future. Translated from Latin, the motto Lux et Spes means Light and Hope, which represents the central tenets of the Stonehill experience.
Did you benefit from scholarship support, participate in a life-changing study abroad program or service trip? Did you have professors that influenced your career, participate in a sport or activity you loved or did you make the friends of a lifetime?
Whatever your reason, gifts to the Stonehill College Fund ensure students are able to make the most of their Stonehill experience.