Development & Alumni Relations

What are the main functions of DAR?

  • To increase support to Boston University from among its constituencies: current and prospective donors, alumni, parents, corporations and foundations, the local community, and the general public.
  • To assist the Dean and CAS to identify and highlight overall development opportunities and communicate these to the rest of the DAR staff.
  • To coordinate efforts by the Dean and the development staff to identify major donor prospects and to seek appropriate staff coverage for these prospects.
  • To highlight CAS faculty, programs, and research in organizing events and networking opportunities for alumni.
  • To assist CAS departments as they think about connecting and communicating with their alumni.
  • To cultivate long-term relationships between CAS leadership/faculty and alumni through campus visits, volunteer opportunities, academic research, and networking.

Why would I contact DAR?

  • We would like to connect with our alumni (or those that might have affinity for our teaching/research/outreach) and build relationships that might lead to increased support.
  • We have been contacted by an alum, friend, parent, or company who would like to make a contribution to our program.
  • We would like to send a program newsletter, an invitation to an event, or information about professional networking to our alumni.
  • We have been contacted by an alumnus who would like to update their contact information or set up a campus visit.
  • We have dynamic faculty with accessible topics who are willing to speak at events for BU alumni and friends.