1948 Loyalty Society Logo

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.

In order to sustain participation, simply make a gift every fiscal year. Regardless of the area you support each year, or how much you choose to give, the impact of your gifts is powerful. Collectively, annual gifts influence Stonehill's ability to meet new opportunities and emerging needs.

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.

1948 Loyalty Society Logo Description

Meaning of the 1948 Loyalty Society Image

In 1905, Frederick Lothrop Ames hired architects Parker, Thomas and Rice of Boston, to design an elaborate country house in the Georgian Revival style. The “boldly conceived” mansion featured a connecting colonnade of 6 Corinthian columns. It was on that same estate in 1948, Stonehill College was established. The original mansion house, known today as Donahue Hall, served as a seminary and also the first academic and administration building of the College. Today it is Stonehill’s most recognizable structure. In considering a visual mark for our 1948 Loyalty Society it seemed only fitting that the Corinthian column, which has come to represent the strength and stability of Stonehill’s past, should too serve as a symbol of Stonehill’s future.