2020-2021 Giving Highlights

This year featured the launch of TO BE BOLD: The Campaign for Stonehill, 
successful giving days through #GivingTuesday and the Stonehill Day of Light and Hope, and continued support of student awards and scholarships.

Making History

to be BOLD The Campaign for Stonehil

The College is working to raise $75 million for student access, faculty excellence, and innovative programs.

Through the four key areas of TO BE BOLD: The Campaign for Stonehill, we will redefine academic excellence at the College: 

• With $30 million, Light Every Path will grow access and opportunity by increasing endowed scholarship funds from $53 million to $83 million.

• With $25 million, Exceed Our Potential will further invest in the Meehan School of Business, especially its programs, spaces, and technology.

• With $10 million, Act Boldly will enhance a Stonehill education through six groundbreaking Bold Ideas in teaching and learning: Fintech, Integrated Photonics, Stonehill Business Consulting Program, Frantic Assembly, Pathways to Careers, and the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Social Justice.

• With $10 million, Make Our Mark will significantly bolster the Stonehill College Fund, our largest source of unrestricted funds that help students where and when they need it most.

Learn more: tobebold.stonehill.edu

Donors that give back to Stonehill allow students who plan on coming to know that their futures are being invested by those who walked the same path. Giving back to Stonehill not only helps those coming up to college, but also shows a token of appreciation to what the school has offered and more.

The Faculty of Color Association (FOCA) Student Leadership Award

The  FOCA Student Leadership Award will be awarded annually to a student (or students) of color with financial need who have demonstrated leadership or contributed to diversity and inclusion efforts on campus.

Thanks to the generous support of donor contributions, the inaugural FOCA Student Leadership Award recipient was recently named for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.

student at podium with audience
Tahj Valentine '22 speaks to student body

Tahj Valentine, Class of 2022
Field of Study: Management
Hometown: Morristown, NJ

The 2021-2022 Student Government Association President, Tahj Valentine ’22 has made many contributions to the Stonehill College community, including serving as a student liaison on our Institutional Diversity Action Committee; co-founding the group Students in Action; and facilitating the Fall 2020 Student Sit-In. He is also a member of the football team, MOSAIC, the Black Student Union and co-founded Beacon of Light (the first Gospel choir at Stonehill). Additionally, Tahj serves as a teaching assistant, business ambassador, FYE facilitator, and RA. 

In her nomination of Tahj for the inaugural FOCA Student Leadership Award, Former Director of Residence Life Kristen Pierce '01 wrote that Tahj feels a “deep responsibility to work collaboratively with others across campus to address issues of social justice and bring people together to work towards a common goal” and that Tahj has succeeded in “taking on numerous leadership roles, building connections with campus leadership, and role modeling to peers what it means to enact positive change.”

Learn More: FOCA Student Leadership Award

Scholarship Giving

Stonehill is committed to supporting students who are academically-deserving, and who have demonstrated financial need.

Continue to the Scholarship Giving page learn more about the impact of scholarships, and view the listing of scholarships and memorial funds that received gifts this year.


December 1, 2020
Over the past seven years, #GivingTuesday has become a touchstone in our fundraising efforts and the impact of this one day of giving is felt year-round. Your gifts sustain scholarships, co-curricular and service opportunities, athletics and other academic activities that cultivate the minds and hearts of our students.

Stonehill donors rallied to ensure a successful #GivingTuesday, raising $294,469 from 891 donors—making it our most successful GivingTuesday since its inception in 2013.

Thank you to our alumni, students, faculty, trustees, staff, parents, friends, and Holy Cross priests for their generosity in supporting student scholarships, the Meehan School of Business, and other key initiatives.

Save the date for the upcoming #GivingTuesday on November 30, 2021!

Stonehill Day of Light and Hope

May 13, 2021

What will you do in one day?

Alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends of the College joined us in a celebration of light and hope.

We hosted the 2nd CommUNITY 5K, and incorporated photo challenges and acts of solidarity for Stonehill to encourage our community members to give light and hope.

Overall, $66,300 was raised from 530 donors through the Stonehill Day of Light and Hope - thank you for your support!

2021 Stonehill Day of Light and Hope Video

Stonehill CommUNITY 5K Runners

Donahue Hall Coloring Contest

Stonehill Pride

Featured Stories about Gift Impact

Philanthropy Row

Vice President for Advancement, Doug Smith, refers to Philanthropy Row as the spot on campus at the Class of 1996 clock on the main walkway where he views Donahue Hall, the May & Meehan schools, Shields Science Center, Martin Institute, Ames Sports Complex, W.B. Mason Stadium and MacPháidín Library.

Supporting Students in Need

Since the 2019-2020 academic year, we have seen a significant increase in the number of students requesting support through the Bridge Fund - particularly as our students and their families continue to deal with the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic.

Generous support of the Bridge Fund helps Stonehill students persist towards graduation.

Class of 2021 Accomplishments

Learn how the Class of 2021 achieved success with their plans for volunteering, attending graduate school or entering the workforce.