Category: Campaign Newsletter, Issue 2

Chinese Parent Takes Up the Century Challenge

Benjamin Zhengmin Pan (Parent CAS’13) has become the first mainland Chinese parent of a BU student to establish a scholarship fund for Chinese undergraduates at BU, in response to BU’s Century Challenge. It is the first fund created by a Chinese parent under the auspices of the Challenge. “I am honored to be the first […]

The Campaign is Launched!

Weekend of events is filled with optimism, determination, and celebration. Over the weekend of September 21 through 23—in ceremonies large and small, festive and contemplative—the Campaign for Boston University was formally launched. With an overall goal of as much as $1 billion, the campaign—BU’s first ever—is designed to support almost every aspect of the University’s […]

The Campaign at Work: New Balance Field

“Wish I could help, but the field is all booked.” “I’m sorry but there is only one athletic field at BU and it is booked very heavily. We will not be able to find you the time requested.” “Unfortunately, there is no weekend field time available for you over the next 2 months.” Nickerson Field’s […]

The Century Challenge

For a century, the good that is done in your name will be doubled. Generous donors to Boston University have already begun to take advantage of BU’s newest and most dramatic philanthropic tool, the Century Challenge, introduced earlier this year. First, the rationale: The University inaugurated the Century Challenge to stimulate donor interest in supporting […]

Jack Spivack: Practicing the Art of Giving

When Jack Spivack heard that his nephew, Kenneth Cohen, was struggling during his first few weeks at Boston University School of Medicine, he decided to pay a visit. “What I found,” he recalls, “was that this young man—a recent summa cum laude graduate of Princeton, where he had won all sorts of honors— was overwhelmed; […]

A Second Major Gift from Rajen Kilachand

Industrialist Rajen Kilachand (GSM’74) has made a second record-breaking gift to BU, for $10 million. The gift was announced during the launch of the Campaign for Boston University. Kilachand’s first gift, for $25 million, was made in 2011 to support the University’s Honors College, renamed the Arvind and Chandan Nandlal Kilachand Honors College in honor […]