Celebrating the BC Community
Boston College is known for its deep commitment to financial aid—one made possible by the dedicated support of BC’s alumni, parents, and friends. These generous donors were honored at two special events this spring: the 12th Annual Scholarship Dinner, and the 27th Annual Wall Street Council Tribute Dinner.
On April 16, the Scholarship Dinner brought 200 scholarship donors and recipients to campus, giving students the opportunity to personally thank their benefactors. Student speakers Margaret Dauer ’18 (Bryan C. Bennett ’98 Scholar) and Loic Assobmo ’15 (Birmingham Family Scholar) shared stories of their life before BC and their plans for the future. Jennifer Mugar Flaherty ’92—whose gifts include the Mugar Flaherty Family Scholarship Fund—also spoke, reflecting on why her family sees their support of financial aid as a top philanthropic priority.
The Wall Street Council Tribute Dinner held a week later at New York’s Waldorf Astoria, raised a record-breaking total of more than $2.6 million for the Wall Street Council Scholarship Fund. This fund supports multiple scholarships for students in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program, which combines rigorous course work, community service, professional internships, and international experience.
The event honored Michael D. White ’74, P’95, chairman, president, and CEO of DIRECTV, who was presented with the President’s Medal for Excellence in recognition of his professional accomplishments, charitable endeavors, and loyalty to BC. He recently established the White Family Sesquicentennial Assistant Professorship, which helps the University attract and retain world-class faculty, ensuring its continued academic excellence.
Watch The Difference You Make: Reflections From the 12th Annual Boston College College Scholarship Dinner at www.bc.edu/scholarshipdinner.