'Ever to Excel' Campaign Reaches Out to Employees

'Ever to Excel' Campaign Reaches Out to Employees

Entering the home stretch, Boston College's "Ever to Excel" capital campaign is turning its attention to a key source of the University's excellence: its employees.

Ever to Excel employee campaign directors (L-R) John Mahoney Sr., Linda Riley and Jan Lent.
Earlier this week, BC faculty, administrators and staff received a letter requesting their support for Ever to Excel and outlining the various ways they can contribute to the drive: check, stock, credit card or payroll deduction.
The campaign's employee drive is being chaired by Rattigan Professor of English Emeritus John L. Mahoney Sr. '50, MA '52, Acting Co-Director of Residential Life Linda J. Riley '76, MEd '79 and Human Resources Administrative Coordinator Jan M. Lent.

Since its launch in 1999, Ever to Excel has raised $375 million of its $400 million goal. Trustees, alumni, parents, friends and foundations have provided the majority of the campaign support to date. Contributions to Ever to Excel have helped provide for the establishment of new endowed professorships in a wide variety of disciplines [see story on p. 1], significant increases in student financial aid, faculty research, program support, library resources, campus construction and renovation of facilities and enhanced support of general University operations.

"I'm pleased to serve as faculty co-chair of this vital campaign," said Mahoney, who retired from full-time teaching last spring after 47 years in the classroom. "At a time when Boston College aspires to achieve distinction as a major research university that cares greatly about superior teaching, the campaign will bring important resources to a great faculty."

Riley, who began working for the University soon after earning her degree, said, "I am delighted to have the opportunity to give back to the University that I have called 'home' for over 25 years by participating in this campaign.

"Boston College has provided me with many wonderful opportunities and I look forward to assisting my alma mater in this very important drive."

Lent summed up the employee drive by saying, "This campaign will afford me the opportunity to say 'Thank you' to Boston College."
-Reid Oslin


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