A Celebration of Giving

On behalf of the students we serve, please accept our heartfelt gratitude for all that you do for Saint Anselm College. Thank you for investing in our mission to deliver a rigorous liberal arts education rooted in Catholic, Benedictine values.With your support, our students learn to think critically, grow spiritually and lead ethically.

A student in chemistry class smilesWe are pleased to report that fiscal year 2015 was the most successful fundraising year in the history of the college. Just over $19 million was committed to the college in the past year, with several gifts of $1 million or above. Actual cash received was $8.1 million.

Saint Anselm College exceeded fundraising expectations for the 2014-2015 year, and we could not have done it without our donors.

You make the Saint Anselm experience possible. With your support, talented and dedicated students can access this exceptional education. On the Hilltop, they learn to think critically, grow spiritually and lead ethically. And they graduate empowered to help create a better world.

Thank you from our students, faculty and staff who benefit from your generous support.

In one day alone, on our first Anselmian Day of Giving, an unprecedented $476,216 was collected, including a $125,000 gift from former trustee Bob Weiler ’73, HD ’00, who gave $1,000 for each year of the college’s history. However, even more remarkable than the amount raised is the fact that the Day of Giving brought together the largest number of Anselmian supporters on one day in the college’s history—over 1,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and friends participated.

Last year also marked the second year of the ongoing silent phase of a capital campaign. We look forward to sharing many exciting announcements of leadership gifts with the college community in the months ahead.

More than 7,600 individuals, corporations and foundations invested in Saint Anselm last year. They helped ensure a solid base of funding for academics, scholarships, student life and programs. This is the college’s second consecutive year of record-breaking donor generosity.

Introducing our online Honor Roll of Donors

Saint Anselm is pleased to announce the college is joining the majority of American colleges and universities in opting to publish our honor roll of donors electronically. The move from print to online publishing is reflective of our commitment to ecologically green practices and the Benedictine value of careful stewardship of resources. The online honor roll is now readily available to the global community via the World Wide Web and any necessary corrections can be made quickly.

Through the 2014-2015 Honor Roll of Donors, Saint Anselm is honored to recognize the wonderful donors whose generosity propels the upward trajectory of the college. To see the names of the contributors who supported our mission and students throughout the year, please visit: www.anselm.edu/HonorRoll2015.

Such outstanding support for Saint Anselm over the past two years affirms that the college’s future is stronger than ever. Our donors continue to demonstrate how much an Anselmian education means to them, as they raise the bar for giving back and paying it forward.

Hawks mascot and fans, 2014 basketball game

During giving year 2014–2015, donors made it a priority to support scholarships for promising young men and women. Giving to Anselmian Scholarships represented 39 percent of the $2.7 million donated to The Saint Anselm Fund. This support for deserving students is appreciated—and vital. Ninety-eight percent of Anselmian undergraduates receive some type of need-­‐based grant or academic scholarship.

Our benefactors can be confident that a Saint Anselm education is a worthy investment for students of any background. Alumni outcomes prove that this degree pays off. Within six months of graduation, 97 percent of the Class of 2014 was employed, in graduate school or engaged in service. In addition, Saint Anselm ranks 18th among U.S. liberal arts colleges for the best return on investment, among more than 900 institutions ranked by PayScale based on total cost and alumni earnings. Saint Anselm moved up two spots in 2015 compared to last year’s ranking in 20th place.

Since 1889, Saint Anselm College has been expanding the minds, hearts and souls of young people who will create a better world. Our work is far from done—your contributions remain ever vital to continue this tradition of success. Thank you for your continued support to help Saint Anselm College do what it does best.

Frank Pfeffer '76
Chair, Advancement Committee
Board of Trustees

James F. Flanagan
Senior Vice President
Office of Advancement