Why give?

Each year, alumni, students, parents, and friends choose to support BU. Their gifts fund research, student assistance, travel to academic conferences, and so much more—everything from software to softballs.

But why do they give? Every donor’s answer is different, but some basic motivations inspire many of our alumni, parents, friends, and institutional partners to give.

They want to give back. They want to support the University—and often the specific school, college, or program—that, in fundamental ways, helped shape who they are today.

They also want to give forward. They want to help support the next generation of students, the next generation of scholars, and the next generation of innovation and growth at BU.

Join our community of more than 175,000 generous donors, and know that you are helping to provide scholarships, advance faculty research, enrich student life, and build a beautiful campus.