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Marguerite Ellen O'Brien Memorial Scholarship Fund

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Raised toward our $100,000 Goal
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Project ended on January 31, at 02:59 PM EST
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Marguerite Ellen O'Brien Memorial Scholarship Fund

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As a double grad, and a dedicated employee of the university of almost thirty years, she has even used her retirement celebration to encourage others to give to Salem State. “My experience here is why I give to Salem State and why I give often. It truly was transformative for me and my two boys. I will be forever indebted to the faculty who invested in me and my success.” One area dear to Eileen is the memorial scholarship that has been established in her sister's name.

In memory of her sister, Eileen and her family established the Marguerite Ellen O’Brien Memorial Scholarship Fund at Salem State University. The scholarship was started to remember the life of Marguerite, who was found in 2015 after having been missing for 30 years. To honor Marguerite and support Eileen and her family we encourage you to support this scholarship effort

Eileen's dream is to see this scholarship reach $100,000, which would provide $4,000 in annual support for a Salem State student on their path to excellence. She and her family are very motivated in this cause and have raised over $40,000 to date. 

Let's show Eileen how much her steadfast devotion to Salem State means to our community and help her achieve what she has set out to do. Those of us who know Eileen know that she will likely accomplish this vision in due time, but it will mean a whole lot more knowing that this village that has supported her all along continues to "invest in her and her success".

Congratulations on your retirement, Eileen!

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This gift will commemorate Eileen's 29 years of service to Salem State.



This gift will pay tribute to Eileen's keen understanding of the university, and the people who support it.



This gift honors Eileen as a double graduate of Salem State.



This gift recognizes the personal connections Eileen has made with all of us, and all of the connections she has made on behalf of Salem State.



This gift highlights that Eileen's retirement will truly be the end of an era; we will greatly benefit from the legacy she leaves behind.



This leadership gift celebrates all of what's to come for Eileen; the opportunity to travel, spend time with her family, and enjoy life to the fullest.

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