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Legacy News

Bookmarks offers news and information about retirement, estate planning, and other topics relevant to BC alumni, parents, and friends who have made or may consider making a legacy gift to the University ’s Light the World campaign.

A number of recent features, donor profiles, and estate planning advice are collected below. To be added to the mailing list for future issues, please contact or 877-304-SHAW.

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A Point of Pride

Legacy Donors Make Financial Aid a Priority
College can be a numbers game—rankings, test scores, championships—all areas where Eagles excel. But another number inspires a special pride in the BC family: 1 of 19. Read More.

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Miracle in Miami, Legacy at the Heights

The 30-Year Anniversary of Flutie’s Famous “Hail Mary” Pass
It is, simply, one of the greatest moments in college football—one of the most memorable plays, perhaps, in the sport itself. Read More.

Legacy Gifts and Campaign Impact

A Q&A with Trustee Patrick Carney ’70, P’95, ’98, ’99, ’05
Hear how legacy donors have made a difference in the Light the World campaign, how they support BC’s mission, and why others should consider making legacy gifts. Read More.

Donor Spotlight: Alan Bloom

BC School of Social Work Field Advisor, Retired
Alan Bloom counts himself doubly blessed. First, to have found his calling as a social worker, and second, to have spent more than 40 years mentoring future generations as a volunteer field supervisor. Read More. 

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The Digital Estate

Five Tips for Estate Planning in the Information Age
Online transactions are here to stay, so it’s more important than ever to include your digital assets when making or updating an estate plan. Read More.

Celebrating a Life

Boston College Law Professor David Wirth is celebrating the life of his late wife, Denise, with a legacy gift that redefines what being part of the BC family is all about. Read more.

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Unlocking a Bright Financial Future

Steven A. Sass, program director of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, gives his top 5 retirement tips. Read more.

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Planning for Peace of Mind

Focus on these five essentials to create a sound estate plan. Read more.

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