Buehler Family Covers All Bases with Exemplary Gift
John E. Buehler, Jr., '69, had a special connection with his father: baseball. "My best memories of our time together all revolve around the game," recalls Buehler, a Boston College trustee. "Dad was a meatcutter, and he worked extremely hard, as did my mother, so that I could have the incredible experience of attending BC."
Inspired by deep appreciation for his parents' sacrifices and the role that the University played in his life, Buehler and his wife, Deborah, recently made a significant three-part gift designed to provide comprehensive support for BC's baseball team.
The John E. Buehler, Jr., Family Athletic Scholarship Fund will provide endowed financial aid for a starting pitcher; another portion of their gift will bolster the baseball program through current-use monies; and an additional segment will help BC develop a much-needed baseball complex on Brighton Campus.
The Buehlers' gift will partially underwrite the many expenses of a baseball team in the highly competitive Atlantic Coast Conference—including travel costs, equipment and uniforms, and field maintenance. They hope their family commitment will help the Eagles soar in the standings.
"Private gifts really are the lifeblood of our program," says Head Baseball Coach Mike Gambino '99. "On behalf of all our current and former players, I can't thank the Buehler family enough for their generosity. Their support will allow us to keep building this program and making it better for those to come."
After graduating from BC's College of Arts and Sciences with a degree in English, Buehler went on to earn a law degree from Suffolk University and attended graduate law school at Georgetown. He is now a managing partner of Energy Investors Funds, a California-based private equity fund.
"I always told my parents that if I was ever in a position to give back so that others could benefit as I had, I would," says Buehler. "This was an opportunity to honor my father while keeping that promise."