December 6th, 2016

From the Campaign Chairman

Feld photoDear friend of Boston University,

The fiscal year closed, the dust settled, and now I can report some excellent Campaign-related news.

This past year, we achieved a new level in cash giving to the University, raising a record $157 million—up 7.5 percent over the previous fiscal year. Meanwhile, alumni participation remained strong, with 10.3 percent of our alumni making a gift last year, which resulted in Annual Fund growth of 15 percent to $20.9 million.

The Campaign is also having a huge impact on faculty development: one of President Brown’s key goals. At the moment, we have collectively funded some 71 faculty positions through the Campaign. This includes Career Development Professorships, which provide support to outstanding young researchers. Before the Campaign, there were none; now there are 25.

There’s lots more good news, especially when you look over the life of the Campaign. This issue of our newsletter provides a summary of overall Campaign impact. If you’re like me—and I’m sure you are!—you find this kind of list motivational. You say to yourself, Fantastic! What else can we do for BU?

Let’s keep working together to answer that question.


Kenneth J. Feld (Questrom’70)
Chairman and CEO, FELD Entertainment, Inc.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Boston University

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