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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

New Kilachand Center

September 14th, 2017 in News stories

Key research will be fueled by collaboration With a powerful boost from the largest gift in its history, Boston University on Thursday officially opened the Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering, a state-of-the-art research facility that brings together life scientists, engineers, and physicians from the Medical Campus and... More

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BU’s Campaign Hits $1.3 Billion

September 14th, 2017 in News stories

Bolstered by record gift from trustee Rajen Kilachand It’s no surprise that Boston University has a great many alumni notable for their financial success. In fact, a recent survey by the consultancy Wealth-X found that the University ranks 19th in the world in number of high-net-worth alumni. Just as notably, those... More

BU’s Largest Gift Unites Engineers and Life Scientists

September 14th, 2017 in News stories

Trustee Rajen Kilachand gives $115 million When Rajen Kilachand came to Boston University in September 1971, he was impressed by the quality of US higher education. He was equally impressed, he recalls, by how much that quality appeared to depend on gifts from wealthy donors. “Whether it was the Mellons, the... More

Trustee’s Gift Ignites BU Spark!

April 10th, 2017 in News stories

Connects student ideas with expertise, funding BU students have a new way to get their great ideas off their hard drives and into the world. Created with a $1 million gift from the Mullen Family Foundation and based at the Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering, BU... More

BU and Red Hat Forge $5 Million Partnership

April 10th, 2017 in News stories

Five-year research arrangement promises mutual benefits Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source enterprise software, is joining in a five-year-long partnership with Boston University, an arrangement aimed at advancing research into emerging and translational technologies, such as cloud computing and big data platforms. The collaboration, celebrated Monday evening at... More

$10 Million Gift Names New CFA Theater

April 10th, 2017 in News stories

The Joan and Edgar Booth Theatre rises on Comm Ave When leading global financier and self-described sports zealot Steve Zide stepped up with a $10 million naming gift for the BU theater complex under construction on the Charles River Campus, he suspected the decision might surprise a few people. A theater?... More

Campaign news shorts

December 7th, 2016 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 8

The good news Crowdfunding at BU Since BU Crowdfunding was launched last spring, students and faculty have run a dozen campaigns—raising funds for a cappella groups and building an app for Syrian refugees. The BU Dance Team crowdfunded their attendance at the Collegiate National Championships in Daytona, FL, where they captured the... More

Honoring $100K Donors

December 7th, 2016 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 8

Gifts of all sizes are appreciated by BU. Here we honor those who have made commitments of $100,000 or more to the campaign between April 21 and November 8, 2016. To see a list of all donors of $10,000 or more to the campaign, visit our donor rosters. A–G H–R S–Z A–G Aethlon Medical, Inc. More


From the Campaign Chairman

December 6th, 2016 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 8

Dear friend of Boston University, The fiscal year closed, the dust settled, and now I can report some excellent Campaign-related news. This past year, we achieved a new level in cash giving to the University, raising a record $157 million—up 7.5 percent over the previous fiscal year. Meanwhile, alumni participation... More