Campaign News

Campaign Leadership Gala honors donors

June 29th, 2018 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 9

  On the evening of October 26, some 350 alumni and friends of Boston University gathered at the New York Public Library to celebrate those individuals who are helping to make BU’s “Choose To Be Great” campaign a resounding success. The evening—hosted by trustee Richard D. Cohen (CGS’67, Questrom’69)—began with cocktails... More

Honoring $100K Donors

June 28th, 2018 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 9

Gifts of all sizes are appreciated by BU. Here we honor those who made commitments of $100,000 or more to the campaign between November 8, 2016, and December 31, 2017. top A–B C D–I J–L M N–R S–T U–Z A–B Anonymous AbbVie Inc. Alliance for Potato Research & Education The Alpert Family Foundation Alpha-1 Foundation Alzheimer’s Association American... More

Supporting inclusion at Questrom: A Q & A with Joe LaPlume

June 28th, 2018 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 9

Joe LaPlume (LAW’99, Questrom’09) leads corporate development (M&A) at Boston’s Charles River Laboratories, which works as an R&D partner to biomedical pharmaceutical companies to discover and develop new medicines (last year, 
70 percent of all new drugs approved were worked on at Charles River). In 2017, LaPlume and his wife, More

Alumni Center construction nears completion

June 28th, 2018 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 9

  $2 million gift from Dahod family names the Center, which will open on Alumni Weekend What was the BU Castle is temporarily closed for the top-to-bottom restoration that will transform it into the Dahod Family Alumni Center. This project, planned since 2013, will preserve the Castle’s distinctive architecture and décor while reconfiguring... More

Broad alumni support—including a $1 million gift—helps expand SDM

June 28th, 2018 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 9

  The Lawrence J. and Anne Cable Rubenstein Building—home of the University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine—is undergoing a transformation. Construction, which began in April, will add 48,000 square feet to the building, bringing the space to 144,000 square feet. Improvements include a spacious patient entrance at East Newton and... More

Booth Theatre opens following $10 million gift from Zide

June 28th, 2018 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 9

  When global financier Steve Zide (LAW’86) offered a $10 million naming gift for the BU theater then under construction on the Charles River Campus, he suspected the decision might surprise some people. A theater? But as BU trustee Zide tells it, the gift is a fitting, poetic tribute to his... More

From the Campaign Chairman

June 28th, 2018 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 9

Dear friend of Boston University, Our campaign is doing great things—thanks to all of you who have supported it. First, we should celebrate the breathtaking new gift of $115 million from trustee Rajen Kilachand (Questrom’74, Hon.’14), which funds interdisciplinary research in life science and engineering. President Brown continually underscores the importance of... More

Founding partners spearhead $20 million effort to launch Innovate@BU

June 28th, 2018 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 9

  Two BU students, two creative problem solvers and innovators: Clarinda Blais (CAS’17) started the Free Philosophy Project to bring Aristotle and Plato to women in homeless shelters as a way of getting them to talk about their lives.Jacob Dansey (ENG’17) and a team of other computer science majors and Questrom... More

$115 million gift, largest in BU history, drives another strong year for campaign

June 26th, 2018 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 9

  Rajen Kilachand (Questrom’74, Hon.’14) has made the largest gift in Boston University’s history: $115 million to support a state-of-the-art research facility that brings together life scientists, engineers, and physicians from the Medical and Charles River Campuses and promises to accelerate life-changing developments in the fields of human health, 
the environment, More

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Prostate Cancer Facts for Patients

September 20th, 2017 in News stories

Gift from alum and trustee funds research and information warehouse One in every seven men in the United States will get prostate cancer, making it the second most common type, after skin cancer, for American men. It tends to be a slow-growing disease, but can sprint to life-threatening severity if detected... More