Campaign News

$10 Million to Fight Prostate Cancer

May 20th, 2016 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 7

Shipley Foundation gift will fund research Each year, more than 100,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States undergo a prostatectomy, a surgical procedure that leaves most of them unable to function sexually and many of them incontinent. The majority would live just as long with no treatment at... More

First Lu Lingzi Scholar Studying Economics

November 13th, 2015 in News stories

Says scholarship shows the good people can do For any scholarship recipient, the aid is an honor and a financial help. Yifan Xu’s scholarship means something more to her: “the glamorous part of humanity,” an act of generosity born of tragedy. Xu (GRS’16) came to BU this fall from China as the... More


September 18th, 2015 in News stories

SUCCESS DRIVES FUNDRAISING EFFORT FORWARD TO 2019 The singular success of The Campaign for Boston University, which has raised $888 million of its $1 billion goal two years before its scheduled close in 2017, has persuaded the Board of Trustees to boost the campaign’s goal to $1.5 billion and extend its... More

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Celebrating BU greatness in NYC!

July 21st, 2015 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 6

Campaign Gala at Gotham Hall Manhattan’s majestic Gotham Hall was a fitting spot for a celebration of Boston University, and some 350 BU alumni donors, trustees, overseers, deans, and administrators turned out for a glittering gala there on April 16, 2015. The University’s “march to excellence,” BU President Robert A. Brown... More

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Volunteer spotlight

July 21st, 2015 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 6

Therese Melden (SAR’81) Therese A. Melden—alumna, proud parent of a daughter graduating from the College of Communication in 2016, long-term member of the Sargent College Dean’s Advisory Board, and chair of the Sargent College campaign—recently sat with us for an interview. Q: Do you recall highlights from your time at BU? TM: I... More

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Honoring $100K

July 21st, 2015 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 6

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 our last newsletter and May 7, 2015. top A–B C D–I J–L M N–R S–T U–Z A–B Francine Achbar (COM’67) Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Anthony J. Allott (Questrom’86) Alpha-1 Foundation Alzheimer’s Association Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery... More

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July 21st, 2015 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 6

Boston University is making headlines Boston University has been named 37th of the 500 Best Global Universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report ranking that compares the academic and research reputations of institutions around the world. Of the five graduate and professional schools that were ranked by U.S. News &... More

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Campaign Impact

July 21st, 2015 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 6

Gerald Gitner (CAS’66) and the night sky Until October 2014, Gerald Gitner, an energetic, accomplished airline executive (he founded an airline and led two) and now a private investor, would probably not have called himself a stargazer. But that month, he joined 12 other BU alumni who traveled to Flagstaff for three... More

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Yawkey Foundations Fund Internships

July 21st, 2015 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 6

To benefit students seeking nonprofit experience It’s a first for BU, and a milestone for students interested in the nonprofit world. Thanks to a $10 million pledge from the Yawkey Foundations last fall, BU sophomores and juniors will soon be able to engage in nonpaying area internships during the academic year... More


From the Campaign Chairman

July 21st, 2015 in Campaign Newsletter, Issue 6

Dear friend of Boston University, There’s only one way to begin this column: with a rousing three cheers for Allen and Kelli Questrom! As our front-page story details, the Questroms have made an astoundingly generous gift to our former School of Management, now the Questrom School of Business. I’ve had the pleasure... More