Charles I. Clough Jr. '64, P'87, '93, '98
How does Light the World differ from previous BC campaigns?
We found early on that donors were inspired by the campaign's broad scope and ambitious goals—both financial and otherwise. The earlier campaigns were designed to fund specific needs. Light the World was the first to fund programs that would directly benefit BC students. It had a building and infrastructure component, of course, but it also provided the opportunity to improve the quality of academic life on campus and the student experience.
Why is this campaign so effective?
We reached new groups of donors, including alumni who graduated in the 1980s and 1990s, and BC parents, whose resource commitment has been a major part of our success. For me, the sense of unity and the unwavering enthusiasm among BC's alumni, parents, and friends is something I am very proud of and will never forget.