Barbara O'Connell '58, P'87, '88
sustaining the mission
“My relationship with Boston College has been a kind of love affair,” says Barbara O’Connell ’58, P’87, P’88. “I prize the education I received there, and the Jesuit ethic of service to others is very important to me. I attended BC on a scholarship, as did my husband, John ’55, P’87, P’88, and we both feel very strongly about giving back. We know that we’ve received so much more than we’ve given.”
Renewed a quarter-century ago, when she volunteered to help organize her 25th reunion, O’Connell’s love affair with Boston College has never waned. For each reunion year since, she’s served on the class gift committee. In other years, she’s volunteered to organize alumni events, travel programs, and retreats, while encouraging her classmates to give back to the school she loves.
As another expression of devotion, and of her faith in the direction of the University, O’Connell recently designated a planned gift. By including Boston College in her will, she’s helping ensure that the next generation will be able to benefit from the BC experience. “Gift planning is about looking toward the future of Boston College and sustaining its mission,” says O’Connell.
What will your legacy be? You can make a significant impact on the future of Boston College through a legacy gift to the University, and at the same time, reap substantial benefits such as payments for life and tax savings. To learn more, contact the Office of Gift Planning team today.