United Way Honors B.C.

Boston College was honored as one of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay's leading donor institutions when the organization recently unveiled its "Leading the Way" commemorative wall.

The wall, located at the agency's Boston headquarters, cites individuals, corporations and institutions that make annual gifts in excess of $100,000. Boston College has surpassed that amount each year since 1990, and the University's employee participation rate of over 50 percent is by far the highest of the six major universities in the United Way of Massachusetts Bay campaign.

During last year's United Way drive, 1,233 members of the Boston College community contributed an average $92.52 for a total of $114,074, both University records. Boston College has topped its previous year's campaign totals almost every year this decade.

"In our community we are fortunate to have the most generous and caring corporate leaders in the nation and Boston College is among them," said United Way of Massachusetts Bay President and Chief Executive Officer Marian L. Heard, who received an honorary Doctor of Public Administration degree from Boston College in May.

-S.H.

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