Campaign News

Campaign impact: Giving back the voice

June 23rd, 2014 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 5

Anonymous gift for tech tools for aphasia patients For those living with aphasia—the loss of language or communication skills usually caused by a head injury or stroke—practice is key to improvement. And the right kind of practice, on the right tool, can make all the difference. Boston University College of Health... More

Gabby: a new tool for reproductive health

June 23rd, 2014 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 5

Kellogg grant supports improved family planning Thanks to a team headed by Dr. Brian Jack, professor and chair of family medicine at the BU School of Medicine, there is now a simple, effective tool to help women make better and more personalized decisions about family planning and reproductive health. With support... More

New institute for business ethics at SMG

June 23rd, 2014 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 5

Thanks to businessman Harry Susilo The Harry Susilo Institute for Ethics in a Global Economy (IEGE) has been established at the BU School of Management, thanks to a generous gift from Indonesian businessman Harry Susilo. The IEGE will promote dialogue and debate through scholarly work in global ethics and by teaching cross-cultural... More

BU Momentum in Beijing

June 20th, 2014 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 5

Campaign celebrations in Asia On March 28–30, Beijing, China, became the site of the largest gathering of alumni outside of the U.S. in BU’s history. More than 300 BU alumni, parents, and friends attended, traveling from 12 countries. The event was appropriately titled BU Momentum—signifying Asia’s increasing presence at BU, and... More

Redstone generosity again benefits BU

June 20th, 2014 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 5

New gift funds a professorship at COM Viacom and CBS chair Sumner M. Redstone (Hon.’94) has given a shot in the arm to journalism at the College of Communication, with a gift of $2.5 million to name a new professorship. Meant to encourage the production and appreciation of narrative storytelling, the... More

$12.5 million gift for new BU center

June 20th, 2014 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 5

Anonymous gift for social work and health care An anonymous $12.5 million gift will create a new BU center devoted to melding social work and public health science to improve health care around the globe. The Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health will be part of the School of Social... More

Honoring $100K

June 20th, 2014 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 5

Gifts of all sizes are appreciated at BU. Here we honor those who have made commitments of $100,000 or more to the campaign between December 1, 2013, and June 11, 2014. top A–B C D–H I–L M N–R S–U V–Z A–B Anonymous (4) Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation American Chemical Society American College of Rheumatology Research and... More

Kilachand Honors College: first graduates

June 20th, 2014 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 5

Academic groundbreakers complete their studies On May 15, 2014, the 39 members of the first graduating class of BU’s Arvind and Chandan Nandlal Kilachand Honors College gathered in the ballroom of Boston’s Four Seasons Hotel with their families and the College’s faculty to celebrate the class’ approaching commencement. The seniors were hosted... More

From the Campaign Chairman

June 20th, 2014 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 5

Dear friend of Boston University, The campaign moves forward. And bucking the pattern of campaigns at many other institutions, ours has experienced no “second-year slump.” In fact, the opposite is true. As of this writing—less than halfway through the public phase of our campaign—we have raised more than $675 million toward... More

Building a better BU—in a day

June 20th, 2014 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 5

First-ever Giving Day a huge success It was a first-ever 24-hour BU giving blitz! For one full round-the-clock day, on April 30, BU alumni, parents, students, faculty, and staff members around the globe came together—on campus and online—to make a difference at BU during the University’s first Giving Day. The fundraising drive for... More