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    So many things have changed since I graduated in 1996. I didn’t have a cell phone back then… we used the white boards on our dorm doors to make social plans!

    CHC has changed a lot, too. Men were invited to campus, Athletics grew and moved into Division II, and the College added new majors and purchased the Sugarloaf property. Even the school colors changed!

    Through the many changes, today’s students still cherish the very things I valued most during my time at CHC: family-like atmosphere, Catholic values, small class sizes and academic excellence.

    When I look at everything that I’ve accomplished in my professional life, I trace the origin of each success back to my years at CHC. I entered with such small goals for myself, but my professors taught me to dream big and pursue my passion with courage.

    I give back in gratitude for gifts I received from CHC, in hope of contributing to the next generation of students being able to have the same opportunity. And while I can’t write the check I wish I could, I’m honored to write the one I can, paying forward the generosity I benefited from.  – Abby Palko ‘96


    Chestnut Hill College has seen many changes, but what hasn’t changed is our mission to provide a values-based, Catholic education in an inclusive, family-like environment.

    As our Griffin family grows, our community has remained supportive with generous alums like Abby giving back to sustain students and the future of CHC.

The Griffin Fund

The Griffin Fund

Every year, Chestnut Hill College’s most loyal donors make gifts to the Griffin Fund knowing that it provides current-use support for the College to carry out its mission.

Your gift to the Griffin Fund provides crucial assistance to address the College’s greatest needs, including:

  • Providing bright, deserving students with critically-needed scholarships;
  • Offering internships and hands-on experiential learning opportunities;
  • Supporting projects to maintain the beauty and historic integrity of the campus; and
  • Enhancing the overall quality of the Chestnut Hill College experience.

Every gift, no matter the size, makes an immediate impact in the lives of CHC students!

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For questions about the Griffin Fund contact:

Michelle Presnall
Associate Director of Development 

The College's Tax ID # is 23-135-2626


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