Have an Impact on Sargent

Through our academic programs, research, clinical practice and alumni, Sargent College has a tremendous impact on people’s lives, not just in Boston but around the globe. Now you can help us make a difference by giving back to Sargent. And since there are many ways to give, you can choose how and where to have a direct impact. For example, you can make your contribution to a specific department, a scholarship fund or a unique Sargent College community program. Or help us by donating your time and effort to one of our volunteer programs. However you decide to give, your contribution is much needed and greatly appreciated.

Aphasia Resource Center

The Aphasia Resource Center needs your support to continue and expand our initiatives. Your donation to the center will:

  • provide a supportive environment for persons with aphasia, their families, friends, and caregivers.
  • provide educational, vocational, and social-recreational programs and resources for persons with aphasia.
  • educate our community about aphasia and related disorders.
  • offer Sargent College students unique training opportunities, helping to ensure that future generations of health care professionals understand the concerns of individuals with aphasia.
  • offer persons with aphasia opportunities to participate in the development of cutting-edge treatments.

To donate directly to the Aphasia Resource Center, please contact us at saralum@bu.edu.

Physical Therapy and Athletic Training Program

BU Sargent College’s Athletic Training program, in partnership with Boston University’s Department of Family Medicine, has established a Sports Health Initiative. Our ultimate goal is to provide on-site athletic training services coupled with primary care sports medicine physician access to each of the Boston public high schools.

To continue and expand our current initiative, we need your support to partner with us to make a Sargent difference in greater Boston. Your donation to the Sargent College Annual Fund will make a direct impact in the following ways:

  • Delivery of high quality athletic training services. A graduate student at Boston University’s College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences who is a licensed athletic trainer will provide athletic training services to Boston Public High School students.
  • Athletic trainers embedded in local schools. Being based at the school allows the athletic trainer to develop deeper relationships with the students, coaches, and school nurses.  These relationships facilitate access to care, increase the quality of care delivered, allow for regular follow up on injuries and illnesses, alleviate the possibility of injuries going untreated, and create opportunities for proactive athletic health education and injury prevention.
  • Appropriate physician supervision. This supervision will include frequent communication with the athletic trainer, presence for clinics at the school several times per semester, facilitating access to x-rays and additional advanced care, and supervision of home football contests.
  • Support on game days. The athletic trainer will provide coverage for all home and away football contests and other home events with proven high injury rates (e.g., boys’ and girls’ soccer) throughout the school year.
  • Regular physical screenings. Working with the coaching staff, every effort will be made to screen all student-athletes.  This care, free to the student-athlete, will alleviate the challenges that parents face in obtaining physician clearances and pre-participation examinations. More kids participating is good for everyone.

Sargent Cares Emergency Fund

We have created a new, immediate-assistance fund called the Sargent Cares Emergency Fund to support Sargent students and the College during the COVID-19 crisis. We primarily use gifts to the Sargent Cares fund to provide emergency support to current students above and beyond traditional financial aid. These grants help students recover from unexpected losses of employment (both their own and their families’), lend technology support, and, above all, keep students enrolled at BU.