Campaign Leadership

Tim Brier '69

The Campaign for Marist Committee:

Chair: Timothy G. Brier '69

James R. Barnes '84
James D. Duncan '69
Robert R. Dyson
Ken Gestal '70
Daniel G. Hickey '66
Mary Joyce '74
Bro. John W. Klein, FMS '70
Patrick M. Lavelle '73
Ross A. Mauri '80
Christopher G. McCann '83
Genine McCormick '88
Dennis J. Murray
John P. O'Shea
Patrice Connolly Pantello '76
Tim Tenney
Thomas J. Ward '69

Dear Alumni and Friends,

The Campaign for Marist showed the college community at its best. In a spirit characteristic of this great institution and all those who study, teach, and work here, Marist's first-ever comprehensive capital Campaign began with an ambitious $75 million goal toward which a great deal of work was invested. The goal, having been reached ahead of schedule, was doubled to $150 million. Thanks to the generosity of the entire Marist community and the College's many friends and supporters, that ambitious goal, too, was reached and then surpassed. Our great success is the result of so many alumni and friends, parents, faculty, and staff committing their support to the Campaign. It has been built on gifts small and large, including the biggest in the history of the College – Raymond A. Rich's $75 million gift to establish a leadership institute in his name. But no matter the amount, the Marist community has throughout kept its collective focus squarely on the true priorities of the Campaign.

We know that increasing scholarship endowments mutually benefits the College and those exceptionally talented students who have access to a Marist education, regardless of their means. We know that money for capital projects means additional state-of-the art buildings and other facilities that provide students with better resources and upgraded spaces in which to live and learn. New faculty chairs bring the best teachers to Marist's classrooms. New centers of excellence provide students and faculty with top-notch resources focused on particular fields of study. Supporting the diverse activities of the campus ministry teaches students the value of service while aiding those in need. Sustaining the Marist Fund provides an ongoing boost across all areas of College operations.

Youtube Video of President Murray

Ultimately, these important and more tangible goals are themselves in service to the higher purpose of the Campaign and of Marist: to build a continuously improving institution equipped to deliver the best education for our students. Such is the legacy of The Campaign for Marist.


Tim Brier '69
Campaign Chair