Category: Campaign Newsletter, Issue 1

BU to launch first University-wide campaign

Boston University will soon announce the launch of its first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign, with an anticipated goal of $1 billion. The formal announcement is scheduled for the weekend of September 21–22, coincident with this year’s Alumni Weekend. The Campaign Kickoff—expected to be the largest alumni celebration in BU history—will be held on Saturday night in […]

Alumni Participation: BU Bucks the Trends

Despite difficult economic times, BU alumni and friends are building a culture of participation What does Boston University have going for it that many other U.S. universities don’t? The answer is momentum—and that’s especially true in the important realm of alumni participation. Here’s proof: The number of BU alumni donors is up, despite a nationwide […]

A Home Run for the Class of 2012

The generosity of BU’s graduating students puts a senior on the mound at Fenway—and sets a new giving record On May 15, BU senior Dylan Moir (COM’12) lived a high-school pitcher’s dream: putting one across the plate at fabled Fenway Park. Sporting his old mitt and watched by his parents, his girlfriend, and 37,300 baseball […]

The Campaign at Work: Medical Student Residence

A new living space for students opens its doors on the Medical Campus This fall, the inaugural cohort of tenants moved into the Medical Campus’s first student residence: a facility providing affordable housing for students who may face up to $170,000 in medical school education costs. The residence will transform the student-life experience for many […]

A Grand Evening of Thanks

Amid sarcophagi, BU alumni and friends celebrate giving and the University’s vision for the future Though surrounded by antiquities from ancient Egypt, the 300 Boston University leaders and supporters who gathered in New York City at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for a gala dinner and campaign preview on April 18 were focused firmly on […]

Q & A: Inside the Kickoff

The Campaign for Boston University launches September 22 at Agganis Arena with a University-wide kickoff celebration of historic proportions. We got the inside scoop on this landmark event from campaign kickoff co-chairs SungEun Han-Andersen (CFA’85), president and secretary of the G. C. Andersen Family Foundation; and Richard C. Shipley (SMG’68, GSM’72), managing director of Shiprock […]