Corporate Giving

Partnering with Boston University is a wise investment in the future—and a smart choice for your corporation. From research partnerships, to capital support, to recruiting relationships, working with Boston University can advance your corporation’s strategic positioning, mission, and goals. It can also expand the frontiers of science, technology, medicine, and social service.


Corporations are often interested in sponsoring research projects or research students; participating in industry-university consortia and seminars sponsored by BU research centers, departments, and Schools and Colleges; and investing in innovative technologies.

In-kind gifts of equipment and software

Donations of needed equipment, supplies, software, and subscriptions can provide significant benefits to the University’s academic and service programs, and provide helpful tax breaks to corporations.

Support for student scholarships and faculty chairs

Scholarship and faculty support strengthens the University’s ability to offer access regardless of financial need—thereby raising its academic standards—and is an ideal way to connect with some of the best students and top faculty experts in the country.

Support for buildings and laboratories

Companies that want to make permanent and highly visible contributions to the University can consider unique naming opportunities for research labs, academic centers, or separate campus buildings. The University publicly acknowledges major donations of capital support through dedications.

Matching gift programs:

Setting up a matching gift program at your corporation allows alumni employees leverage their support for the University. BU has a thriving matching gift program in place today, with hundreds of participating corporations.

Recruiting relationships

Where better to recruit new employees than a world-class, diverse, knowledge-rich institution like BU? The University can assist businesses interested in gaining access to graduating BU students.

Interested in learning more about the giving opportunities at Boston University that are best suited to your corporation’s philanthropic objectives? Please contact Kathy Lynch, director of corporate relations, to learn how Boston University supports the mission of your corporation.