New Vice Chairs Named to Top Giving Societies

New Vice Chairs Named to Top Giving Societies

By Reid Oslin
Staff Writer

Susan McManama Gianinno '70 and Edmund F. Murphy III '84 have been named vice chairs of the President's Circle and Fides Society donor groups, respectively, each of which is a new volunteer position in the University's recently launched Ever to Excel Campaign.

The President's Circle is an organization of donors who have contributed $5,000 or more to the University per year. Fides Society members have given between $1,000 and $4,999 annually.

"I am grateful to both Susan and Ed for accepting these important volunteer positions," said Vice President for University Relations Mary Lou DeLong. "I know that Boston College will benefit enormously from their expertise and leadership."

Gianinno is president of trans -Atlantic operations and worldwide chief branding officer for D'Arcy Communications, the largest operating unit of The McManus Group, a global network of diverse advertising, marketing and communication companies. She is a University trustee, and chairs the board's Committee on Academic Affairs. She is also co-chair of "Boston College Connections," an innovative mentoring program that pairs successful University alumnae with undergraduate female students.

"Susan Gianinno will provide this University with strong leadership in her new role," said President's Circle Chairman Thomas P. O'Neill III '68. "I have had the pleasure of working with Susan on our Board of Trustees and witnessed her commitment to Boston College firsthand. Her wide-ranging experience will take President's Circle to the next level."

Murphy is senior vice president of Fidelity Investments in Boston, where he oversees the management of 37 investment centers from Maine to Florida. He is a member of the President's Circle Executive Committee, the Wall Street Council, the Pops on the Heights Committee, and chaired the Class of 1984 reunion committee. Last April, he received the University's "Rising Star Award" for his leadership and service on behalf of the advancement of Boston College.

"Ed brings experience, dedication and a well-rounded knowledge of Boston College to the new position," noted Fides Chairman Gregory Barber '69. "He has been very involved as a Fides class chair and was extremely successful during his time as class reunion chair last year. I am very excited to have Ed on board."

Each vice chair will serve a one-year term under the current chair, and then as the fund chair for the following two years.

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