Salve Regina Mercy Emergency Relief Fund

100% of 1,000 Donor goal
This campaign ended on July 31, 2020, but you can still make a gift to Salve Regina University by clicking here!
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July 30, 2020

As we prepare to welcome students back to campus for the fall semester, the health and safety of the Salve Regina community is our first priority. 

Our Campus Readiness Planning Group has been working tirelessly to ensure that reconfigured classrooms, lecture halls, offices, common areas and residence halls are in accordance with guidelines set by the Rhode Island Department of Health. The University has also been focused on the financial implications the pandemic has had on our students and families. The economic uncertainty has caused hardship for many, and Salve Regina is committed to assisting students so that they may return to campus to complete their education.

The Mercy Emergency Relief Fund, established for use during unanticipated situations, has become a critical source of funding to bridge the financial gap that many of our undergraduate students face. It can be considered a ‘helping hand’ to assist with technology, tuition, wellness and other critical needs that may arise. Since the pandemic’s onset, Salve Regina alumni, family, friends, faculty and staff have raised more than $301,000 from over 1000 donors to support students in need.

With the University’s reopening, the Mercy Emergency Relief Fund remains a vital resource in ensuring the delivery of Salve’s signature academic experience. As students return to campus—their home away from home—it is our hope that the Salve Regina family, in the spirit of the Mercy tradition, will continue its generous support for the Mercy Emergency Relief Fund.

61% Funded! Help Salve Reach the Finish Line

Thank you to the many generous alumni, families, faculty, staff and friends who have reached out in support of our students during the pandemic. Together, we have raised $223,974 from more than 600 donors for the Mercy Emergency Relief Fund. Your donations will help Salve students return to our campus community and stay on the path to their dreams. 

We are not done yet! Please take a moment to share our campaign with classmates, friends and family so that we can reach our 1000 donor goal.

A Facebook share, tweet or text will make a major impact for the Mercy Emergency Relief Fund, Salve Regina University and, most importantly, our students, as we prepare to open campus for the fall semester.

Thank you!

Click here to help Salve reach our goal!

1491 days ago by Andrew Baik
Over 100 Donors!

Thank you to the alumni, faculty/staff, family and friends of Salve Regina University for coming together to raise $61,007 for our community!

The purpose of the Mercy Emergency Relief Fund is to assist our students and our community through these uncertain times. Thanks to your generosity, we are creating educational stability and a positive environment for our students as they continue to spread Salve’s mercy mission in their own communities.

Please help us to meet our goal of 1,000 donors by sharing our page with your friends, fellow alumni and classmates. All gifts, no matter the amount, will demonstrate that we’re all in this together, and help give the Salve Regina community every opportunity to come out of this pandemic stronger than ever. 

Leslie Barrett '87 on why she supports the Salve Regina Mercy Emergency Relief Fund
1550 days ago by Andrew Baik
Important Tax Information

Special Announcement

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R. 748)

We are grateful for these two temporary charitable giving incentives passed by the government:


Temporary universal charitable deduction

Allows non-itemizing taxpayers to deduct up to $300 in charitable gifts of cash for 2020. Gifts to donor-advised funds, supporting organizations not permitted. Currently, only itemizing taxpayers can deduct charitable gifts (10% of taxpayers), so this would allow all non-itemizing taxpayers to benefit from a modest charitable deduction.

Temporary suspension of AGI limitations: 

Temporarily suspends the adjusted gross income (AGI) limitations on gifts of cash to charity to 100% for 2020. Currently, taxpayers can deduct up to 60% of their AGI in cash gifts annually. Suspension of AGI limitations does not apply to gifts to donor-advised funds and supporting organizations. For corporations, 10 percent limitation is raised to 25 percent of taxable income.

1575 days ago by Andrew Baik

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