Leventhals Pledge $10 Million
Donation meant to stimulate more contributions to the University’s core mission| From Commonwealth
Alan and Sherry Leventhal
Alan M. and Sherry M. Leventhal have pledged $10 million to Boston University, a contribution intended to motivate substantial parallel gifts for student financial aid and professorships, BU President Robert A. Brown has announced. Alan Leventhal (Hon.’09), a member of BU’s Board of Trustees since 1995 and chair from 2003 to 2008, is the chair and CEO of Beacon Capital Partners, L.L.C., a Boston-based real estate investment firm.
As chair, he guided the Board of Trustees toward greater openness and transparency, steered the institution to a new era of financial stability, and oversaw the development of an ambitious strategic plan.
"Alan’s and Sherry’s very generous pledge will serve as a compelling stimulator for other individuals to contribute to the University and reflects their unwavering support of the institution’s dual missions of education and research excellence," says Brown. "Their timely gift — at a critical phase in the University’s history — will bolster our promise to raise the necessary funds to ensure the access of qualified students to the University and to enhance our world-class faculty in all schools and colleges."