The Questrom Annual Fund provides the school current-use operating support by funding faculty research, student financial aid, career treks, and student clubs and organizations. You name it. The annual fund impacts it.

Giving to the annual fund broadens the base of support for Questrom and BU. It’s more than a gift. It’s a vote of confidence in Questrom. Employers, prospective students, your fellow alumni—they all see the power of your gift.

1839 Society

The 1839 Society is Boston University’s new community for leadership annual donors. The collective power of leadership-level giving touches all of Boston University: on three campuses, in hundreds of fields, for thousands of people.

Society members are united in their passion for BU and understand the importance of steady, generous support. They value their relationship with Boston University and want to both give and engage. They are BU and Questrom’s most generous consistent donors giving $1,000 or more every year.

When you join your fellow graduates as a member of the 1839 Society, your philanthropy will support the areas, programs, and activities that made your BU and Questrom experiences exceptional. Even as your generosity funds the present, your giving helps shape the future. Today Boston University offers more and more opportunities for alumni and friends to engage, in person and online, around the world and on its flourishing Boston campuses. The 1839 Society is the first step on your journey toward transformational leadership within the University community.


When you join* the 1839 Society, you become an active part of Boston University and Questrom’s pursuit of excellence by providing resources that create opportunity for students, faculty, and programs. And, we want to thank you for that! As a society member, you will enjoy:

  • Invitations to free members-only webinars with notable BU alumni and professors.
  • Discounted tickets to top Alumni Weekend events and exclusive recent-grad gatherings.
  • Early registration for Boston University’s most popular events.
  • Opportunities to have your story featured in University publications, online, and in printed donor rosters.

*Corporate matching gifts received by June 30 will apply toward the 1839 Society Membership.