The Campaign for Advancing Humanics

As of October 2023, more than $47 million has been contributed toward the goal of $50 million.

Over $8 million raised to promote experiential learning for students and faculty enrichment. 

58% increase in lab space dedicated to prepare students within the healthcare professions. 

More than $17 million invested to ensure student access to a Springfield College education.

Three additional post-graduate programs and several new certificate programs launched, including gerontology and global health studies.

To date, 87 scholarships and financial aid access and affordability funds have been established.

Over 2,000 contributors have made a gift to one of the access and affordability funds.

More than 10,000 donors have given to the campaign.

“As a result of the scholarships that have been available to me, I have the opportunity to actualize my life’s purpose in the physical therapy profession that reflects my heart-centered values. I vow to integrate the Humanics philosophy into my practice, grounded in love and belief in human potential. I am ready to make a commitment to the profession, make active change, and transform society.”

Emma Raccaro
Doctor of Physical Therapy Student

“The new Health Sciences Center at Springfield College is testimony of my alma mater’s long history of academic excellence. It is cutting-edge, state-of-the-art, and will support interprofessional education very effectively.  As a physical therapist who received my undergraduate education from Springfield College, I am truly proud of my alma mater’s investment and strong commitment to the health sciences professions. The new Health Sciences Center demonstrates just how dedicated the College is to ensuring we are continuing to provide our future healthcare practitioners with a rich educational experience.” 

Dr. Linda E. Arslanian ’71
(Retired) Executive Director of Rehabilitation Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital 

Advancing Humanics Priorities

1) Ensure Access and Affordability

Donors will help make the dream of a Springfield College education a reality by supporting access. Students are the most valuable asset of the College and, as they and their families struggle to pay for a college education, this financial support will help underwrite their education. Further, this will establish funding options for students who are at risk of not returning, those encountering unexpected need or hardship, and others who require emergency funding.

2) Build Capacity

Springfield College programs in physical therapy, physician assistant studies, occupational therapy, and health sciences are known throughout the country for their quality. These prestigious programs need a space dedicated to the ever-changing world of healthcare. Having the new Health Sciences Center will ensure that our students are educated in a real-world environment where they are able to address rapidly changing health disciplines. The Health Sciences Center will provide spaces that promote synergies in curriculum, teaching, and research that will shape our students into highly sought practitioners.

3) Enrich Experiences

Coupling an immersive experience with what is learned in the classroom helps students develop a world view and better prepares them for graduate coursework, medical school, or rewarding careers. Experiences in faculty research, athletics, internships, East Campus programming, and international study are ways that Springfield College students can deepen their understanding of the world and their role in it. 

To offer students fulfilling opportunities, it is equally important to attract and retain a diverse, dedicated, and distinguished faculty. Faculty members who mentor and support our students, and who lead by example, are critical to the Springfield College experience. This campaign priority will ensure world-class faculty and strengthen cocurricular experiences.

4) Sustain Excellence and Financial Stability

Delivering a high-quality education during a global pandemic provided many lessons. Faculty, staff, and students at Springfield College learned to pivot, to embrace change with flexibility of mind, and to gain strength from our Humanics mission. The pandemic also underscored the importance of the Springfield College Fund, a fund dedicated to addressing unforeseen, unexpected, and pressing demands of the College. Gifts earmarked to sustain excellence will help Springfield College tackle areas of greatest need and will serve as the foundation for financial stability. End of article

Are you interested in Advancing Humanics? 

Contact the Division of Institutional Advancement at (800) 622-6072 to talk with a team member about ways to support the priorities of the campaign.