President's Roundtable Sparks Parents Dialogue
As a new initiative of the Parents' Leadership Council, the President's Roundtable will engage those Boston College parents who are among the Light the World campaign's most generous benefactors in an ongoing dialogue with the University's leadership. Margaret and Alfred F. Kelly, Jr., parents of two current BC students and two alumni, will helm the group.
Working closely with University President William P. Leahy, S.J., and Senior Vice President for University Advancement James J. Husson, the roundtable will spearhead leadership engagement initiatives while providing Boston College with valuable perspective and counsel. Members of the President's Roundtable will both inspire and encourage new parents to include BC among their top philanthropic priorities.
"As the parents of four Eagles, Peggy and I are very invested in Boston College," says Al Kelly. "The University provides an extraordinary environment for our children—challenging, exciting, and nurturing—and it's deeply satisfying to give back some of our time and financial resources in order to help BC fulfill its mission through the campaign."
Since the campaign launch, more than 125 parents of enrolled BC students have made gifts of $250,000 or more to the campaign, establishing vital new endowments for financial aid and faculty research; funding core University initiatives, including those enhancing student programming; and supporting new building projects, such as Stokes Hall.
"Parents have a unique and personal appreciation for the important work of Boston College," says Husson. "It’s inspiring that so many of our parents are making such significant philanthropic investments in the campaign. We look forward to growing this community with the help of the President's Roundtable."
Learn more about the President's Roundtable by contacting Director of Parent Development Nicole Cherubini at email@example.com.