Welcome to the Campaign Corner!

Academy of the Holy Names publicly announced the launch of the Invest. Inspire. Ignite. Capital Campaign on September 12, 2018. 

We exceeded our original $2.5 million goal in May 2019 for the Invest. Inspire. Ignite Capital Campaign. As our architects at CSARCH worked diligently to refine the design for the secure vestibule and façade, we became aware that this new entryway could provide additional functionality—a gathering place for students inside or in an enclosed courtyard outside, a light-infused space to display student artwork, a welcoming reception area to host events. That process led to an expansion of the original scope of the project with an increase in its cost. Thus, we raised our goal for the Invest. Inspire. Ignite Capital Campaign to $3 million, and, because of the generous support already received from our donors and resulting momentum, we are well on our way to achieving that goal. 

This academic year, our students and faculty have the privilege to be able to use the North Classroom Wing, which will now be known as St. Joseph’s Hall, in gratitude to the generosity of the Picotte and Clark Families. St. Joseph’s Hall features eight state-of-the-art classrooms, technology lab, and a re-imagined space for The Judith Smith Physics Lab, named in honor of a generous alumna who developed a passion for science and math at Holy Names.

Next summer will bring phase two of the project, which will provide Academy of the Holy Names with a new secure entryway space and gallery. This will be a welcoming space for all students, families, alumnae, and friends of AHN as they walk through the doors of the school and will be completed by the fall of 2020.

For those who have already joined us in support of the campaign, thank you! We would not be in this position without your generosity.  If you have not already contributed to the campaign, we ask that you consider a donation that will enable us to reach our goal. Click here for the pledge agreement to make an outright gift or pledge a gift over a three-year period. To make a gift online today or to learn about other ways of giving, visit www.ahns.org/capitalcampaign. If you have any questions, please contact Nora Loughney ’05 Ritinski, our Director of Institutional Advancement at 518-438-7895 ext. 219 or nritinski@ahns.org.

Thank you to our Campaign Committee for volunteering their time to help us
reach our $3 million goal!

Honorary Chairs
Mary Beth O’Brien
Michael and Alicia Dugan ‘89 Lasch
Campaign Co-Chairs
Lissa Smith ‘77 McNaughton
Cindy Haselsteiner ‘78 Pettit
Campaign Committee
Lori Wood ‘90 Cashman 
Brian Hannafin
Maryann Pallante ‘88 McCarthy
Joe Mitchell
Kellyanne Healey ‘77 Murray
Patti Yanas ‘79 Rowlands

    • Campaign Committee

      Members of the Capital Campaign Committee