Suffolk University may be a vertical, urban campus without a traditional quad, but our sense of community runs deep. Every day I witness acts of generosity and friendship that bind our campus closely together: Faculty and staff going the extra mile to help students succeed; students supporting one another and celebrating their successes together.

This is a community that shares its time and talents freely; this week we have a chance to share some of our treasure as well. April 26-27 are Suffolk’s annual Days of Giving, when we can support the Suffolk programs and people that we care about deeply. Our theme this year is “Step It Up for Suffolk.”

This is our chance to step up and support scholarships, enhanced academic programs, student clubs and organizations, athletics teams, and campus life programming—whatever matters most to you at Suffolk.

You can choose how to direct your gift, and gifts of any size will have a real impact. Together, if we raise $100,000, the Suffolk University Board of Trustees will generously match our gifts, dollar for dollar, up to a total of $100,000. And for gifts of $20.23 and more, you’ll receive a fabulous pair of Suffolk socks!

So please join me on April 26-27 and give back to the University that gives so much to our community, our Commonwealth, and our world. Let’s Step It Up for Suffolk.

With appreciation for all you do,



Marisa J. Kelly