The Annual Fund is an essential element of the School of Hospitality Administration’s strategic plan. While our beautiful home at 928 Commonwealth provides a unique environment for student learning, and continuing endowment funds support the best teaching and scholarship, a strong Annual Fund is the backbone of the School’s 2007 “Campaign for Prominence.”
Every gift to the Annual Fund makes a tremendous difference to the School of Hospitality Administration. One significant benchmark of national university rankings is alumni and alumnae participation. As a small School within Boston University, our annual alumni contributions help to show just how much value is placed on the education each received at SHA. The School is especially proud of the support our parents and families make to the Annual Fund. A significant number of BU School of Hospitality Administration parents have made gifts for many years and we traditionally have among the highest participation of family donors at BU. Graduating students also contribute a collective Senior Gift during their final year at the University, with our SHA seniors always leading their classmates by being among the most generous student donors.
Programs and activities supported by the SHA Annual Fund
Your gift to the SHA Annual Fund not only supports a variety of important educational initiatives and student activities, but also protects the value of your degree by maintaining and increasing the alumni participation rate, an important factor in national rankings. Alumni gifts boost the funding available to current and future students and strengthen the SHA alumni network.
SHA alumni gifts support the following SHA initiatives:
- Annual scholarship awards
- Alumni and student networking events
- Programs and activities such as:
- The National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH)
- SHA Student Government (SHA Gov)
- The Eta Sigma Delta Honor Society
- The International Students Hospitality Association
- An annual student trip to the International Hotel/Motel and Restaurant Show in New York City
All gifts to the SHA Fund are recognized in Check In, SHA’s annual publication, and in the online donor roster found on the SHA alumni website.