Naming Opportunities

Often times, individuals wish to honor a parent, friend or classmate with a named space on campus. Other times, the college wants to recognize the generosity and support of a leadership donor whose gift helps a project towards completion. For more information on naming opportunities, contact David Dugas, Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving, at or (508) 565-1758. 

Endowed Academic Chairs

Endowed Chairs enable us to recruit and retain pre-eminent teacher-scholars. With every endowed chair, we provide faculty with the discretionary funds to take their teaching and learning to new levels—developing innovative student projects and enhancing curriculum.  Endowed chairs attract the brightest students and enhance Stonehill’s profile. Endowed positions also support our commitment to cost containment because they fund key roles in perpetuity and free annual salary dollars to support additional hiring.

Endowed chairs are a gold standard in higher education, and if we wish to keep the best faculty, we must create new endowed chairs within disciplines across campus in each of the new schools. With the establishment of several new endowed chairs during the course of the Campaign for Stonehill, we will be able to honor and recognize the distinction of outstanding faculty while providing invaluable support above and beyond salary, for use in research, teaching and/or service activities.

Endowed Scholarships

An endowed scholarship is the most popular way to honor an individual. At Stonehill College, a scholarship can be created with a minimum gift of $50,000 payable over a 5-year period. Once a scholarship is endowed it will forever directly benefit a student. Endowed scholarships can also be restricted to students studying certain majors, participating in extracurricular activities or other agreed upon criteria.

Sports Complex Expansion

Within the Sports Complex expansion there are a number of spaces such as locker rooms, dance studios and student spaces that can be named.

The Thomas and Mary Shields Science Center

Dedicated in 2010, the $34 million, 90,000 square foot Thomas and Mary Shields Science Center at Stonehill College is evidence that we are committed to the sciences.  The state-of-the-art building houses the Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Psychology Departments.  The labs, observations rooms, research areas and innovative “clabs”, designed to function as both classroom and lab space, were designed with input from the faculty members to foster inquiry and learning.   

The Peggy and Ray Pettit atrium is now one of the most popular places on campus. Students gather there to study and work together on group projects at all hours of the day.  In addition, numerous small study places placed throughout the building allow smaller groups of students to gather and study together. 

Many loyal members of the Stonehill community made generous gifts to support the construction of the Shields Science Center during the Attaining the Summit Campaign.  Several naming opportunities remain in the Center.  If you wish to make a gift and name a specific room in honor of a favorite faculty member or family member, please contact David Dugas, Director of Major and Planned Gifts at