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Helen Davis Blake Honored by Springfield College

SPRINGFIELD — On Oct. 23, Helen Davis Blake, G’67, was honored with the first-ever President’s Philanthropy Award for her nearly 40 years of dedicated service to Springfield College.

Also on that day, the conference room in Marsh Memorial was dedicated and renamed the Helen Davis Blake Conference Room.

“Springfield College has been blessed to have such an advocate as Helen Davis Blake,” said Springfield College President Mary-Beth Cooper. “We are delighted to recognize her, sincerely thank her, and formally dedicate the room in her name.”

Davis Blake’s service on the Board of Trustees includes: Vice chair, secretary, executive committee and the committees on Trustees, Audit and Compliance, Academic Affairs, Business Affairs, Development and Institutional Advancement, Investment, and Student Affairs.

She was the co-chair of Leadership for the 21st Century: The Campaign for Springfield College, which raised $44.5 million and became the most successful campaign in College history.

“I truly appreciate this honor from Springfield College,” said Blake. “I have always believed in the College’s mission in educating students in spirit, mind, and body, in leadership and service to others.”