Donor Impact Stories

“We adopted Plymouth State.”

Glenn Smith’s father passed away several years before Smith applied to college to study aeronautical technology and engineering. Family resources had become tight, and donors at Glenn’s college made it possible … READ MORE

PSU’s First Major Gift Donor to the Future of Hyde Hall

Since he was young, Hon Lo ’99 has always been a mathematics aficionado with a deep interest in finance. When he found out about Plymouth State’s stellar … READ MORE

“Plymouth provided the environment to excel.”

Dr. Bernie McCarthy ’71, ’74G forged his own financial path at Plymouth State in the late 1960s. Fending for himself prompted him to become a donor … READ MORE

“Hope for a bigger, better, and brighter future.”

Zach Eastman, a remarkable individual who graduated from Plymouth State University in 2021 and earned a graduate degree in 2022, has established a scholarship … READ MORE

“The people of PSU made my experience successful and keep me excited about giving back.”

Christian Weber ’09, ’13G grew up in Lake George, NY, loving the out-of-doors and passionate … READ MORE

Seven Years of the Plymouth Opportunity Scholarship Angel Fund

The Plymouth Opportunity Scholarship Angel Fund was created in 2017 by John and Susan Scheinman P'19, P’21G to provide scholarships for undergraduates … READ MORE

“I want students to have even more opportunities than I did.”

PSU Class of 2007 alumna Rachel Xavier understands that success is built on how well you serve others. A Google search of her real estate agency, the Xavier Group … READ MORE

PSU’s Class of 2023 Revives the Senior Class Gift Tradition

The Class of 2023 has made a lasting impact on Plymouth State’s campus community with their senior class gift. This spring, a group of juniors and seniors … READ MORE

“Higher education is the key to economic mobility.”

Lance Hill ’95 had a friend while at Plymouth State who couldn’t afford to finish his degree. “He ended up leaving and never came back,” Hill says. “It was really unfortunate … READ MORE

“I hope to make a similar contribution
once I have established myself”

Eliana Jones ’22 designed her own major in Meteorology Media and Journalism because she aims to become a broadcast meteorologist and journalist. “Thank goodness I … READ MORE

“If we don’t step up,
who will?"

Like so many other Plymouth State University students, Kai Fowler ’13 arrived knowing about hard work. This served him well in the Nantucket Island restaurant … READ MORE

Creating Opportunities for
Transformational Change

John ’85 and Carrie Morgridge founded the Morgridge Family Foundation in 2008 to invest in organizations that reimagine solutions to some of today’s most significant … READ MORE

From the Lacrosse Field to Philanthropy

“It’s my favorite place in the world. It’s the hidden gem of New England”, says former captain of the Panther Women’s Lacrosse team, Emily Sauls … READ MORE

“Alums need to step up and help”

“We bleed green,” says Patti Biederman ’76, ’07P. Decades of involvement have given Patti and husband, Scott ’75, ’07P, an unparalleled view of Plymouth State’s … READ MORE

Volunteering for a Great Cause

“I give back to Plymouth State because many people gave me an opportunity,” explains Tony Mann ’91, leader of the Plymouth State Football Gridiron Club. … READ MORE

“The happiest people in the world are people who give. They do a lot of good.”

Dr. Charles “Charlie” Brown was putting the finishing touches on his doctoral dissertation in 1969 when his typewriter broke. After buying a new machine, he … READ MORE

Full Circle at
Plymouth State

As the fourth child in his household to attend college, alumnus Mac Fullerton ’17 understood the value of education, but also the importance of receiving … READ MORE

“You get a good feeling
from giving back”

Charlie Wood ’72, ’73MEd grew up in a small town in New Hampshire and had only 50 or 60 students in his high school class. … READ MORE