Celebrating BU greatness in NYC!
Campaign Gala at Gotham Hall
Manhattan’s majestic Gotham Hall was a fitting spot for a celebration of Boston University, and some 350 BU alumni donors, trustees, overseers, deans, and administrators turned out for a glittering gala there on April 16, 2015. The University’s “march to excellence,” BU President Robert A. Brown told the gathering, continues unabated, as evidenced by high national rankings, new scholarship and research funds, new professorships, and especially by the BU campaign total that now stands at $845 million. The evening also featured the inauguration of the members of the new William Fairfield Warren Society, and performances by musical groups Sons of Serendip, Palaver Strings, and the James Montgomery Band, all featuring BU alumni.
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BU celebrated in Manhattan’s Gotham Hall.
Emcee Erica Hill (COM’98)
President Brown, Trustee Chairman Robert Knox (CAS’74, Questrom’75), and Warren Society Chairman Richard Shipley (Questrom’68, ’72) toast the members of the Warren Society.
Shibu Shibulal (MET’88) receives his Warren Society medal and applause from the crowd.
America’s Got Talent finalists Sons of Serendip—a four-piece band made up entirely of BU alumni—perform to open the program.
Beverly Brown, Jeanne Knox, and Bonnie Feld (CAS’73)
The musician-led string orchestra, Palaver Strings
Campaign Chair Kenneth Feld (Questrom’70) gives an update on the progress of the campaign.
Stephen (LAW’86) and Janet Zide, and Ryan Roth Gallo (LAW’99)
Blues musician James Montgomery (DGE’69, CAS’71) adds some kick to the evening.
President Brown and Sharon G. (SAR’70) and Robert L. Ryan on the red carpet.
Rajen Kilachand (Questrom’74) and Robert Trump (DGE’68, CAS’70)