Completing the $10 million campaign for the O’Hare Academic Building

The renovation and expansion of the O’Hare Academic Building has added flexible, technologically current spaces for experiential learning and enlarged facilities for the University’s biology and chemistry, business, mathematical sciences, nursing and social work programs.

During visits to O’Hare, Mrs. Samuel M.V. Hamilton – longtime Salve Regina benefactor and grandparent of graduates – was impressed with the newly created open space where all areas, including labs and instructional spaces, intersect. The fundraising campaign for O’Hare has yielded $9 million toward a $10 million goal. In order to complete the campaign, Mrs. Hamilton will contribute $250,000 if at least 1,000 graduates support the project and an additional $750,000 is raised by the University.

For a donation of $1,000 or more, donors will have their name included on a plaque in O’Hare. Individual naming opportunities begin at the $5,000 level.

Supporters of the Hamilton Challenge

Mark Dupont '05 and Dana Emmerich Dupont '03

Senior Vice President
Focus Financial Partners
Stonington, CT

“It only made sense to Dana and I to step up and give back to a place like Salve that has given so much to us.”

Craig Austin ’92

Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Pope John XXIII High School, Sparta, NJ



“As I approach my 25th Reunion, I am thankful for my Salve Regina experience. I’m lucky to say that I still stay very connected to the friends that I’ve met along the way and I’m proud to say that I’ve pledged to the Hamilton Challenge. I would highly recommend Salve Regina to the students at Pope John XXIII High School.”

Barbara Travers Brady ’60 

Retired Educator
Pequannock NJ



“My love for Salve Regina runs deep and any undertaking that will continue to insure Salve Regina's mission of excellence in education is important to me.”

John McGinty ’06 

Accounts Payable Coordinator at New England College of Optometry
Boston, MA



“I support the Hamilton Challenge campaign because it’s about building a better future for current and future students.“