January 9th, 2014

The Campaign Travels

Campaign celebrations across the country

Campaign kickoff events continued around the country, most recently in Chicago and San Francisco. Here on campus, BU celebrated a major milestone by honoring Sumner M. Redstone at a dedication ceremony for the new Redstone Building under construction adjacent to the Law Tower.

Midwest kickoff


Trustee Alicia Mullen (CAS’83), founder and principal of Washing Pond Ventures, opens the program.

Godfrey addresses the crowd.

School of Law campaign chair Richard Godfrey (LAW’79), senior litigation partner at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, addresses the crowd in the Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room.

Tager-Flusberg & Morrison

Speakers Helen Tager-Flusberg, BU professor of psychology, and BU Overseer and LAW DAB member Ken Morrison (LAW’83), partner at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP

Cohen & Sugayan

LAW DAB member Gerard H. Cohen (LAW’62), CEO and president of Wester Carriers Inc, & Catalina J. Sugayan (LAW’85), office managing partner, Sedgwick LLP


SPH Campaign Chair Jeannine Rivet (SPH’81), executive vice president of United Health Group


Steven Ross (GSM’92), CEO of the Squire Ridge Company

The Burnses

Julia Burns (CAS’92, GSM’94), sales and marketing director for Talent Genesis, and Bladen Burns (SMG’92), senior vice president of Fiduciary Management Inc.

Northern California kickoff

Gallo & Roth Gallo host.

Event co-hosts Ernest Gallo, vice president of E. & J. Gallo Winery, and attorney Ryan Roth Gallo (LAW’99)

Simon talks.

Jonathan Simon, Robert A. Knox Professor of International Health, talks about the BU Center for Global Health & Development’s efforts to combat counterfeit pharmaceuticals in the developing world.

Davis Cohan & Cohan

Physical therapist Cynthia Davis Cohan (SAR’91) and Jay Cohan, an investment partner with Western Technology Investment

Livingston & Levin

College of Fine Arts Dean’s Advisory Board member and retired advertising consultant Nancy Livingston (COM’69) and importer Fred Levin

The Ashrafzadehs

Christine Ashrafzadeh (CAS’92, GSM’96), marketing and business, Modesto Eye Center; and ophthalmic surgeon Amin Ashrafzadeh (CAS’93, MED’97), president and CEO of Modesto Eye Center

Feld, Simon, Brown, Paul, Roth Gallo, Gallo, & Wexler

Campaign Chair Kenneth Feld (SMG’70), chairman and CEO of FELD Entertainment, Inc.; Jonathon Simon; BU President Robert Brown; event co-host and Campaign Executive Committee member Peter Paul, president and CEO of Headlands Asset Management, LLC; Ryan Roth Gallo and Ernest Gallo; and Peter Wexler (GSM’93), co-founder and director of SpiderCloud Wireless

Redstone Building celebration

The Mandelbaums and Dean O'Rourke

Sheree Mandelbaum (DGE’76, SAR’78), LAW Dean Maureen O’Rourke, and Nathan Mandelbaum (LAW’69), partner with Mandelbaum and Mandelbaum, PC

William Schwartz

William Schwartz (LAW’55), former School of Law dean and Viacom corporate director [expand to see: BU President Robert Brown, Richard Godfrey (LAW’79), BU Trustee and School of LAW campaign chair]

President Brown and Mike Fricklas

President Brown and Mike Fricklas (LAW’84), LAW Dean’s Advisory Board member and executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Viacom [expand to see: William Schwartz (LAW’55) and Carl Folta (COM’80), executive vice president of corporate communications for Viacom.]

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