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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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Who Was Mrs. Griffin?

Written just before graduation in the spring of 1928, Constance Magee jotted down some of her final thoughts about college life:

“And so in a state of expectant excitement and regret that it must soon be over – the class of twenty-eight waits for the day which shall mark the culmination of four years’ work and play – gladly because it was work well done – sadly because we loved doing it… We, pioneers, have blazed an honorable trail in that four years journey whose end is now in sight.”

After CHC, Constance continued to blaze her own trail by earning her Ph.D. in English from the University of Pennsylvania, something less than .5% of women did at the time.

While earning her doctoral degree, she married and had three children: Martin, Jr., Barbara, and William. She died in 1970 in Florida.

Constance Magee’s married name was Mrs. Martin Griffin.

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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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