From the Campaign Chairman
Dear friend of Boston University,
This issue of our campaign newsletter brings extremely good news, which I am happy to share with you.
In our last issue, I reported that at the time of our public launch in September of 2012, the campaign had raised more than $420 million in gifts and pledges. Since then, we have received an additional $110 million in gifts and pledges, which means that we are more than halfway toward our goal. Since we are less than a year into the five year public phase of the campaign, this is very good news indeed.
Some campaigns hit a bump in the road following their public launch. So far, that hasn’t happened to us. In fact, we are gaining momentum, as the reports in this issue amply illustrate. The Century Challenge, which seeks to raise scholarship funds, is having a big impact. Our regional kickoffs in Southern California (February), Dubai (March), and Chicago (June) were highly successful. Although the groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for April 19 at the School of Law was cancelled due to the tragic and tumultuous events in Boston that week, Sumner M. Redstone’s amazingly generous gift to that school continues to lend new energy both to the School of Law fundraising effort and to our larger campaign.
In campaigning, momentum tends to build more momentum. When people start to see great progress being made, they want to be a part of that progress. If you are already part of that progress, thank you. If not, please join us!
Kenneth J. Feld (SMG’70)
Chairman and CEO, FELD Entertainment, Inc.
Trustee, Boston University