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With 135,000 donors—and counting—the Campaign for Boston University has been a broad-based, flourishing effort. And to recognize the generous contributions of so many donors from across the United States, President Robert A. Brown has hosted celebrations in six cities—Boston, New York, Palm Beach, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., with Philadelphia and Chicago on the agenda this spring.

More than 200 Terriers and friends turned out for November’s San Francisco event, held at the de Young Museum, where guests gathered for cocktails in the museum’s Hamon Observation Tower, with 360-degree views of the city skyline and Golden Gate Park. They listened to a TED talk–style presentation by Brown, who detailed BU’s rise in the rankings and the University’s goals for the rest of the campaign and beyond. Members of the audience also had the opportunity to ask questions, which touched on financial aid, STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education, and the University’s efforts to foster a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation on campus.

Event cohosts and BU trustees Ryan K. Roth Gallo (LAW’99) and Peter T. Paul (Questrom’71) joined a host committee of more than two dozen local alumni and volunteers in organizing the event.

BU’s next stops are Philadelphia on April 26 and Chicago in mid-June. More information is here.