Each year Boston University seeks opportunities to enhance the educational experience for its students, opportunities for its faculty and staff, and its presence in the city. Donors help the University push Terrier student-athletes to excel, support vital student-life offices, and underwrite the nearly 500 campus social clubs, volunteer groups, and professional societies that make BU great.
Both our donors and the beneficiaries of their generosity have stories to share. Click the links below to read more about the impact giving at BU has had this year, and find more planned giving stories here.
Engineering a gift
Presidential scholar alumna gives through her 401(k)
Reversal of Fortune
An alum sold his possessions to cover tuition. Now, he’s giving students a boost.
A super-heroic gesture
A Scottish soldier raises funds for bombing victims by bringing levity to a serious cause
Sustaining Space Science
BU prof makes students the focus of IRA rollovers
An Enlightening Experience
An alumnus and his wife provide opportunity for future Terriers
An Apt Remembrance
A BU alumnus looks to the School of Medicine for a way to honor his parents.
BU Through and Through
Beverly Abegg may be one of Boston University’s biggest fans.
A Life in Context
John Connery makes a bequest to help future students share in the BU experience
Crusading for public interest law—and against ALS
Michael Gollin is celebrated for pursuing his passions
Part of the Family
Giving back to BU made Al Petras part of a family on campus—and a growing network that spans the globe.
A Pioneer Pays Back
BU School of Medicine faculty member supports the next generation of scientists—and honors a dear friend.
A CHRISTMAS WISH
A young bat fan and $100 will work to save bats from white-nose syndrome.
An act of generosity writes a new chapter in a story begun 20 years ago on the other side of the world.
INVESTING IN EXCELLENCE
In appreciation of her daughters’ education, a mother opens doors for other students.
A winning record
With an unbroken record of annual giving since the 1950s, Robert Slocum has the longest record of consecutive yearly gifts in BU’s documented history.
Honoring the liberal arts
An Indian philanthropist celebrates old ties with BU—and opens new doors to the future.
Supporting athletics: year in, year out
The Terriers’ number-one fan supports BU Athletics—all BU athletics—by showing up and giving back.
Giving back, seven decades later
A BU president invested in Chester Parasco, and seventy-years later, Parasco invested in BU.
An incurable case of generosity
A BUSM alumnus and infectious disease specialist sets up scholarship funding.
A love for nature and a sense of service
Through her charitable gift annuity, an alumna hopes to instill future students with the same values she learned at BU.
With the help of others
A couple, grateful for the financial aid they received, sets up a charitable gift annuity for BU scholarships.
Class Spirit and Remembrance
Alumna’s planned gift will help her class endow a suite in the School of Medicine’s new Medical Student Residence in honor of their 50th reunion.
A life well lived—and remembered
The widow of a BU School of Medicine alumnus pays tribute to his career and passion for teaching through student scholarship.
Helping seminary students heed their calling
Almost a half century after meeting at BU, Millie and Earl Beane continue to make a difference in the lives of STH students.
Feeling Close—from Chicago
Parents often struggle to strike a balance between “hovering” over their children and respecting their growing independence. Elaine Szujewski, mother of Peter (CAS’12) and a member of the Parents Leadership Council, knows this all too well.
To Serve and to Parent
Even though her children have graduated, Karma remains a dear friend and a loyal supporter of BU, teaching her Terriers the value of giving back.