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Leventhals Pledge $10 Million

Donation meant to stimulate more contributions to the University’s core mission

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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."

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On 13 October 2009 at 11:33 PM, Ishan S. Patel (CAS'02) wrote:

Agreed! I'm definitely donating back to BU!

On 14 October 2009 at 5:38 PM, Thomas Cummings (GSM'94) wrote:

My Boston University pride continues to grow with each report of how good fortune and forward thinking benefactors are propelling BU into the future. Thanks to wonderful donors like the Leventhals for their continuing support. Not just monetary, but especially of Alan's fine contribution on the Board of Trustees - there is a lot of love of BU in his work that is much appreciated.

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