How to Give

Donations from alumni, parents, friends, and other advocates of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences support all facets of our educational and research work. Your generosity allows us to develop and enrich our offerings across the arts and sciences, ensuring today’s students enjoy opportunities that are continually expanding. Your gift to the CAS or GRS Fund goes straight to work for students and faculty, supporting them on their paths toward success in the classroom and in the world beyond.

Class Gift

The BU Class Gift Campaign is led by the Class Gift Committee, a group of undergraduate and graduate students who spearhead the fundraising effort for the graduating class’s gift to BU. The Committee encourages students to make a gift or pledge to any area of the University they choose, from CAS, their department or program to their favorite club. The Class Gift Campaign lets current students build a better CAS and BU for the students of tomorrow.

Give Online

You can make a donation online using our secure online giving form or send a check by mail to:

Boston University Development
PO Box 22605
New York, NY 10087-2605

Or call us at 800-447-2849 to make your gift over the phone.

If you work for a company that generously offers a matching gift program, then your donation could be doubled or tripled.

If you would like to discuss making a gift for a specific purpose at Arts & Sciences or a planned gift or would like to talk further about a donation, please contact:

College of Arts & Sciences, Development & Alumni Relations

Become a Leader

Consider becoming part of the Arts & Sciences Leadership Giving Society where your vision and generosity help inspire others. Society members play an important role in maintaining and extending Boston University’s excellence.

Society for the Arts & Sciences: $1,000*

Commonwealth Club: $2,500

Dean’s Circle: $5,000

President’s Associates: $10,000

President’s Circle: $25,000

* Graduates of the last ten years are eligible for membership in the Society for the Arts & Sciences with a minimum gift of $500 during the fiscal year (July 1–June 30).

Thank You

We deeply appreciate every gift that supports all aspects of the thriving academic environment at Arts & Sciences. Here are some recent examples of how donations have made a difference across the college and graduate school:

Benjamin Lambert (CAS’55)
His gift created the Department of Chemistry’s first endowed colloquium series, the annual Lambert Lecture.

Steven Karbank (CAS’79)
His pledge of $100,000 over five years is a matching challenge to other alumni of the Department of Philosophy and will support all facets of the department.

Irene (CAS’54, GRS’55, SED’92) and Thomas (CAS’54, GRS’55) Kelley
Their gift of $50,000 enabled the Department of Earth & Environment to purchase vital equipment. They also gave $10,000 to the Department of Biology, honoring the department’s 100th anniversary.