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Impact x2 Qais

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How can we work together to promote better cultural understanding worldwide?

Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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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.