Triple Your End of Year Gift with the Caparso Challenge


Caparso giving challenge


Triple Your End of Year Gift with the Caparso Challenge

By Bridget Leung-Rogala 


Donate ButtonWhen you make a gift by December 31, Richard Caparso, a former trustee, has pledged to double it! Thus, the amount of your gift will be tripled.


With your renewed commitment, we’ll continue to build a college that upholds high standards for education, impact, and outcomes.

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When you and other alumni, parents, and friends make a contribution to Anna Maria, you help deserving students realize their dream of attending college. Gifts like yours enable us to provide the life-changing experiences that define an Anna Maria education.


“When I reflect upon my commitment to the college I believe it was because the mission and values of the college have always correlated with the way my parents raised me, said Mr. Caparso. “As a son of an immigrant. I was taught to work hard, serve and respect others, be honest and forthright and to make myself a contributing member of my community. I have always admired and respected how Anna Maria has sought to instill these same characteristics within their student body and felt privileged to have played a role as a trustee to assist the college in achieving this goal. I long ago served the college but the college has always been a special place for me.”


About Richard Caparso

Mr. Caparso is the founder of Vanguard Group of six companies, that included Vanguard Investments, a real estate management and property management company based in Central Massachusetts. He has been involved in residential and commercial real estate development projects since the 1970s, including a $5 million historic rehabilitation of a major portion of downtown Southbridge in 1981.


For over 40 years, Mr. Caparso has had a great impact at Anna Maria College through his service as a Trustee. He was first named to the Board of Trustees in 1979, shortly after completing a Master’s degree in Business Administration at the college. In 1983, Mr. Caparso was appointed Chairman. He was later awarded an honorary degree for Doctor of Business Administration, honoris causa, in 1986 from the college. He received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Northeastern University.





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