The Campaign

For a first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign, ours started with an ambitious goal: $1 billion. It ended with almost double that amount. Over the course of seven years, more than 175,000 people donated $1.85 billion. And generated countless stories. Below are some of our favorites.

kenneth feld
Kenneth J. Feld (Questrom’70), chairman of the Board of Trustees, directed the Campaign for Boston University. A generous donor in his own right, his family’s foundation pledged $10 million to establish endowed professorships at three different schools and colleges and his family’s philanthropy has helped boost career services at Questrom School of Business. He was also the founding contributor to the Lu Lingzi Scholarship Fund, in honor of the BU student killed at the Boston Marathon bombings.
fuzail preston zaman
Thanks to a gift from James (Questrom’81) and Eileen Rullo and the Schooner Foundation, engineering major Mohammad Ahsan Fuzail (ENG’20) and 13 other students traveled to Uganda to study the complex humanitarian crisis it faces—and to help generate ethical solutions. The students, drawn from majors as diverse as journalism and chemistry, were part of BU’s interdisciplinary Program for Humanitarian Engineering & Refugee Studies, a three-week travel opportunity mixing classes with field visits to refugee camps. The program is headed up by Kilachand Honors College director and professor of English and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies Carrie Preston and Howard Hughes Medical Institute professor and biomedical engineering professor Muhammad Zaman.