June 30, 1998
South Hadley, MA--Dorothy and Norman McCulloch, Jr. of Barrington, RI, will serve as honorary cochairs of The Campaign for Mount Holyoke,x a $200 million comprehensive fundraising campaign that is scheduled to publicly kickoff this October. The McCullochs, both members of the Campaign Steering Committee, are longtime supporters of the women's college.
Serving as honorary cochair with the McCullochs will be Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein, a 1971 Mount Holyoke graduate. The formal announcement of the campaign leaders was made at the Mount Holyoke College Board of Trustees' May meeting in South Hadley, MA.
Dorothy "Dotty" McCulloch and her husband Norman Estes "Sandy" McCulloch, Jr. bring extensive background in philanthropy to their position as honorary cochairs. Ms. McCulloch chaired Mount Holyoke's first major fundraising campaign in the '60s. A trustee of the College from 1974 to 1984, she was also a steering committee member of Mount Holyoke's $13 million capital campaign, which ended in 1983. A 1950 graduate of Mount Holyoke College, she received the Alumnae Medal of Honor from Mount Holyoke in 1981. Currently, she is chairman of International House of Rhode Island, a service and hospitality center for international visitors.
Sandy McCulloch is chairman of Microfibres, Inc., a textile business in Pawtucket, RI. He served as chairman of the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College, his alma mater, and as the national chairman for Dartmouth's $200 million campaign, which ended in 1982. Currently, he is vice chair of the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Community Foundation, Inc.
Energized by the campaign, the couple commented, "Mount Holyoke is poised to step forward. It is easy to predict that the College will emerge from the campaign with enhanced stature and greatly strengthened endowment resources."
Mount Holyoke College
Founded in 1837, Mount Holyoke College--the oldest continuing institution of higher education for women in the nation--attracts a student body of approximately 2,000 from every state and more than fifty nations. During this past academic year, the private liberal arts school in western Massachusetts's Pioneer Valley claimed four national fellowships and scholarships, including the Truman, Goldwater and Fulbright awards; two USA TODAY All-USA college academic team members; and a National Book Award for faculty member Joseph J. Ellis's biography on Thomas Jefferson. It also hosted a master class by Vanessa Redgrave in April.
The women's college's last major fundraising campaign was launched in 1986. Ending in 1991, the campaign raised $139 million for a master plan which created new structures around the campus. The upcoming campaign will strengthen the school's endowment.
Said Barbara M. Rossotti, chair of the Mount Holyoke College Board of Trustees, "We're looking forward again to a highly successful, ambitious campaign in support of the College. Our efforts in the years ahead will strengthen Mount Holyoke's ability to educate, enrich, and prepare young women for leadership positions in the world."
Sandy and Dotty McCulloch