Our Donors

Dr. Judith Josephs

Dr. Judith Josephs

Judith has an Ed. D. in Educational/Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. She has a Law Degree from Suffolk University Law School. She completed 43 years as a counselor/ teacher/ Director of Cooperative Education in the City of Lynn—a receiver city offering an opportunity to work with a very diverse population of students. She has given awards to students at all the public high schools in Lynn as well as at Salem State University.

“I hope my recipients will give back to Salem State and remember their time at the school fondly. I believe in Internships, Service Learning and hope that these experiences make them competitive in their future. I want them to feel that this scholarship saw them as a winner and hope that they feel that way throughout their life. I would like a prospective scholarship recipient to know that there is a lifetime of opportunity available to them. Carpe Diem Seize the day.”

Kim D Gassett-Schiller

Kim D Gassett-Schiller

Kim D. Gassett-Schiller graduated from Salem State University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  During her undergraduate years she was a tutor for the then Learning Center, now the Center for Academic Excellence, and was a member of the hockey cheer leading squad. Kim and her husband Philip live in Half Moon Bay, CA with their two sons. Kim began her commitment to Salem State University in 1983, on the day of her graduation with a donation of $1.00.  Kim has given each and every year since she graduated accumulating 28 years of support.  In 2008, Kim and Philip endowed the Gassett-Schiller Chair in Accounting and Finance in the Bertolon School of Business.  Their most recent gift for the 10,000 Reasons Campaign included the naming of the Fitness Center which opened in the Fall of 2013. They named the Center honoring Kim’s parents, Harold E. and Marilyn J. Gassett. Kim is co-chairing the first Comprehensive Campaign and serves on the Campaign Steering Committee for the 10,000 Reasons campaign.