Gifts to the BU Annual Funds let President Brown and BU's deans put resources where they're needed, when students and faculty need them.

BU Annual Funds support:
  • Scholarships
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Libraries
  • Emergency Financial Aid
  • Athletics
  • And much more
The immediate impact of your gift has been felt across both the Charles River and Medical Campuses.

More than 5,800 alumni, parents, and friends responded to the Cohen Challenge by making their first gift or increasing their support of BU’s Annual Funds. With this outpouring of support, the BU community was able to meet Trustee and alumnus Richard Cohen’s (CGS’67, SMG’69) million dollar challenge.

When the challenge was announced in April, we asked the BU community to “picture what a $1 million could do for BU students” and to double it…and that’s exactly what happened. With Mr. Cohen’s generous matching support, we will have raised over $2.3 million.

This money will be used to make an immediate difference in the lives of each and every BU student. Whether it’s providing money for scholarships, technology, or enhancing the countless other pieces of the BU experience the impact of our community’s support is far-reaching.

Make a gift to the 2011 BU Annual Funds.


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