From the Campaign Chairman
Dear friend of Boston University,
There’s only one way to begin this column: with a rousing three cheers for Allen and Kelli Questrom!
As our front-page story details, the Questroms have made an astoundingly generous gift to our former School of Management, now the Questrom School of Business. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Allen as a fellow member of the Board of Trustees in recent years, and I’ve come to know him as a wise counselor to the University—someone who is at once soft-spoken and deeply influential. And I won’t soon forget that Kelli Questrom, with her distinctive marketing flair, is the one who christened this campaign: Choose to be Great. The Questroms have once again chosen to be great—and we in the BU community are fortunate, indeed.
Counting the Questroms’ gift, our campaign total now exceeds $845 million. Once again, I have the
gratifying job of reporting that our momentum only continues to build. More and more people are stepping forward. In fact, we recorded the 100,000th donor to the campaign early this year—meaning that close to one in every three of our alumni has participated.
Also in this issue, you will read about the creation of a new donor recognition society: the William
Fairfield Warren Society. The Warren Society—which celebrates those individual living donors who have made gifts to BU totaling $1 million or more—was officially launched at a gala in New York City in mid-April.
Thanks to the continuing support and generosity of so many of you, we are ahead of schedule in our
pursuit of our billion-dollar goal. Every gift, large and small, counts. If you’re looking for the right moment to make your first gift to the campaign, now would be an excellent time—and of course,
the same logic applies to second, third, and fourth gifts to the campaign!
Kenneth J. Feld (Questrom’70)
Chairman and CEO, FELD Entertainment, Inc.
Trustee, Boston University