If time is indeed money, BU’s student body has reached millionaire status.
The Campaign for Boston University wasn’t just about activating alumni; it also engaged our students. And they rose to the challenge, pledging to log one million hours of service before the close of the campaign. By the end of the campaign, they were at 1.8 million hours. They’re nothing if not overachievers.
They also put their money where their hands and hearts are. Together with alumni, faculty, and staff, our students helped raise over $3.27 million during our sixth annual Giving Day. Some 1,700 gifts totaling $90,000 were donated to student organizations. And for the third straight year, BU varsity athletics broke the $1 million mark on Giving Day, closing the 24-hour fundraising drive with more than $1.3 million in gifts.
“Giving Day is such an important day because every person can make a difference for the cause at BU that matters most to them,” says Class Gift Cochair Polen Ural (Sargent’19). “It’s been so rewarding to be part of the effort and see our collective impact.”