Naming Opportunities

Consider mapping your own Laurentian legacy.

Various naming opportunities that include scholarships, professorships, spaces and programs are available to donors.  The list below of naming opportunities is updated regularly, including spaces that have been named and new opportunities being shared.

For more information about these naming opportunities, please email Executive Director of Major and Planned Gifts Terri Selby at tselby@stlawu.edu

Naming Opportunities

Endow a Professorship - $2.5 million minimum each
Endowed professorships are crucial for bringing the best scholars, researchers, and innovators to St. Lawrence. An endowed professorship exists in perpetuity at St. Lawrence, supporting salaries and providing an annual research stipend to stimulate new teaching and learning opportunities.

Endow a Head Coach or Program Director – $1.5 million minimum each
Today, more than 90 percent of our students participated in high school athletics, and one-third of them play on a varsity team. By endowing coaching positions, you recognize the importance of leadership on and off the field. Your support enhances our competitive advantage, elevates our programs’ reputations, and provides an educational environment that embraces a campus-wide approach to wellness. Program director positions outside of athletics can also be endowed.  A recent example includes the endowing of the director of Health and Counseling Services position.

Endow a Scholarship – $100,000 minimum each (unrestricted scholarship)/$150,000 minimum each (restricted scholarship)
To attract promising academic talent, we must stay competitive with our financial aid. We remain committed to providing access to all students, regardless of their economic status.

Endow an Experiential Learning Fund - $100,000 - $150,000 minimum each
From internships and student-faculty research, to travel abroad and community service, endowed funds can be established to support experiential learning.

The New Appleton

Rendering of first floor floorplan for Appleton Arena

To help fund the Appleton construction and renovation, we have identified several naming opportunities. Donors to the project will be recognized for their generous support with a named space in the building. These places will be visited frequently by Laurentians and other Saints fans for generations to come.

1) Karpus ’68 Athletic Center
New construction will house facilities (from indoor training to locker rooms) for lacrosse, rowing, softball, and field hockey teams. This space also houses a coaches’ strategy room, players’ lounge, video/media center, rowing space, erg space, training and treatment center—with hydro baths and trainer’s office, an equipment and laundry room, and auxiliary locker rooms and wet rooms.

2) Saints Hockey Complex - $1,500,000
The heart of the renovation, this large area includes men’s and women’s Division-I hockey locker rooms, coaching offices, the training center, media center and more. The donor’s name will be prominently displayed off the Lobby and the North side corridor.

Appleton Arena and Men’s and Women’s Hockey Naming Opportunities

Rendering of first floor floorplans with corresponding numbers to area that a donor can name.

Spaces Available to be Named:
5) Women’s Hockey Team Suite - $1,000,000
7) Home Team Bench - $250,000
8) Athletic Training and Treatment Center - Men’s & Women’s Hockey $250,000
9) Players’ Lounge - Inside Men’s Team Suite $150,000
10) Players’ Lounge - Inside Women’s Team Suite $150,000
11) Visitor/Auxiliary - Locker Rooms $150,000
12) Saints Store - Retail space in main lobby - $150,000
13) Box Office/Administrative Offices - $100,000
14) Penalty Box - Sin Bin - $100,000
15) Turf Training Area - $100,000
16) Equipment Room - $100,000

Spaces Already Named:
1) Michael “Buddy” Cornacchia ’74 Strength and Conditioning Center - Named by Thomas C. Dolan ’74, Dolan Family Foundation
2) The Torrey Rink - Named by an anonymous donor to recognize 100 years of engagement with the University by members of the Torrey Family.
3) Dolan Family Lobby - Named by the University in honor of The Dolan Family
4) Men’s Hockey Team Suite - Named in honor of Joe Marsh
6) The Stradling Multi-Media Room - Named by Richard F. Jr. ’64 & Gail Stradling

Appleton Concourse Naming Opportunities

Rendering of concourse floorplans with corresponding numbers to area that a donor can name.

Spaces Available to be Named:
2) Production Studio - Production technicians use this state-of-the-art control room to remotely operate the Arena’s lights, sounds, video, cameras, and other equipment to enhance the experience of watching Saints Hockey, in Appleton and around the world. - $250,000
3) West Club - Just steps from the seats in the President’s Section on the concourse level, this multi-purpose/conference room hosts Presidential and other University events. - $350,000
4) Broadcast Booth - On the Red Line, perched on the Concourse level, this space has the view and technology to broadcast play-by-play content of Appleton games, via television, radio, and the internet. - $250,000
6) East Club – Facing Hall-Leet Stadium and Leckonby Stadium, this multi-purpose/conference room hosts Laurentian events and offers great views of St. Lawrence athletic fields. - $250,000
7) Concession Stand – Food and drinks, now with a view—from the open concourse—of the game on the Torrey Rink. -  $100,000

Spaces Already Named:
1) Legends of Appleton Room - Named by the Torrey and MacAllaster families
5) Hockey Alumni Lounge - Named by Eric ’78 and Lori Ankerud

Appleton Phase II / Karpus ’68 Athletic Center Naming Opportunities

Rendering of first floor floorplans with corresponding numbers to area that a donor can name.

Spaces Available to be Named:
1) Women’s Lacrosse Team Room - Locker rooms and team spaces for women’s lacrosse student athletes - $500,000
2) Field Hockey Team Room - Locker rooms and team spaces for field hockey student athletes - $250,000
3) Coaches Strategy Room - A space dedicated to coaches, where they can plan, evaluate players, anticipate plays, and address their squads’ needs - $100,000
4) Players Lounge - A quiet space where our Division III student athletes can study, eat, and talk with a coach or teammate - $150,000
5) Softball Team Room - Locker rooms and team spaces for student athletes on the St. Lawrence softball team - $250,000
6) Men’s Lacrosse Team Room - Locker rooms and team spaces for men’s lacrosse student athletes - $500,000
7) Video/Media Room - A multi-purpose room, this space gives student athletes and coaches a place to review game videos, and to meet and talk with each other, SLU and League officials, and the media. The flexible layout of this room and its furniture makes it ideal for athletes’ pre- or post-game meals and accommodating press conferences - $150,000
8) Athletic Training and Treatment Center - This space houses a trainer’s office, the equipment, tables and other tools that help student athletes recuperate and perform at peak levels - $250,000
9) Rowing Complex - The all-new home for the Saints rowing program, this space includes the 16-station rowing tanks as well as erg machines and other tools for training on campus - $500,000

View renderings of these spaces.

More space for more student collaborations
The University has made several upgrades to rooms in the Owen D. Young (ODY) Library. These renovations give students new spaces to study and collaborate on their academic work. The changes in ODY also provide an opportunity for donors to support our students and the University’s goals by making gifts that offset renovation costs. Donors can name these spaces after family members, mentors, friends or themselves.

‘The Yellow Pipe Room’ - $500,000
Collaboration Space for Students and Staff - $250,000

Spaces Already Named:
Wean Family Conference Room - Named by Susie and John Wean P'06 and Britton Wean '06 through The Double Eagle Foundation with a gift of $150,000
Wilson Family Study Room - Named by Henry K. '89 & Lynne Benedict Wilson '89, P'20, '22 with a gift of $50,000
Group Study Area - Named by Ann Hasbrouck Close '56 with a gift of $50,000

St. Lawrence has identified priority academic teaching and learning spaces that need renovation in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and sciences. Those spaces include flexible classroom spaces, lab/studio spaces and auditorium/lecture halls. Renovations include technology and furniture enhancements as well as structural changes, such as abatement, electrical and plumbing upgrades, as needed. A portion of each teaching and learning space gift will be placed in an endowment to support future needs, ensuring we are able to keep pace with evolving maintenance, design, and technology needs.

• $150,000 - $250,000 for Flexible Classroom Spaces
• $250,000 - $500,000 for Lab/Studio Spaces
• $500,000 - $1 million for Auditorium/Lecture Hall Spaces

SLU Connect - $4 million to fully endow the program; Named endowed funds starting at $100,000 each
A behind-the-scenes glimpse at how businesses, organizations and government operate in different parts of the country.  The goal is to provide funding for six SLU Connect programs each year including student financial assistance, transportation, hotel and meeting space, a networking reception, cultural experiences, and a student intern.

Laurentians Investing in Networking and Careers (LINC) - $2 million to fully endow the program; Named endowed funds starting at $100,000 each
The program is designed to match sophomore students with an alumnus/a or parent who serves as a professional mentor, with the goal of developing the student’s networking and industry skills.

Endow Multiple Internship Awards - $100,000 minimum for each
We aim to guarantee that every student who seeks an internship opportunity will not only get one but will also be provided institutional financial support.

St. Lawrence University Public Interest Corps (SLU PIC) - $4 million to fully endow the program; Named endowed funds starting at $100,000 each
A paid 10-week summer internship, this program partners students with local service organizations.  The goal is to increase the number of summer undergraduate interns at North Country organizations from eight to 12 interns and to create up to five, one-year post-baccalaureate opportunities.

St. Lawrence University Public Interest Corps (SLU PIC) - $4 million to fully endow the program; Named endowed funds starting at $100,000 each
A paid 10-week summer internship, this program partners students with local service organizations.  The goal is to increase the number of summer undergraduate interns at North Country organizations from eight to 12 interns and to create up to five, one-year post-baccalaureate opportunities.

Community Engagement & Service Trips – $2 million in endowment needed; Named endowed funds starting at $100,000 each
Increase student involvement and engagement with our local community with a goal of 33 percent participation rate by students.  Increase support for service trips, annual large community service events, transportation, supplies, and administration.

Sophomore Boot Camp - $400,000 would fully endow the program; Named endowed funds starting at $100,000 each
A two-day series of workshops, presentations, and panels intended to foster a culture of early career engagement and deliberate career planning among sophomores.  Funding is needed to support student participation, travel for panelists, follow-up mini camps, and additional internship opportunities.  Our goal is to increase the number of sophomores and panelists participating in the program.

Laurentians in Residence - $300,000 would fully endow the program; Named endowed funds starting at $100,000 each
A two-day event that brings alumni and parents from various backgrounds to campus twice per year for interactive career and professional programming with students. Funding is needed to support the overall program including event costs, travel costs, and marketing materials.