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Legacy Giving

Leave a Lasting Legacy

Including Boston College in your estate plan is a simple, yet powerful, way to invest in the University’s future.

When you make a planned gift—of any size—you help strengthen the BC experience for the next generation of Eagles.

You can enhance campus priorities that have personal meaning to you, such as financial aid, student-faculty research, athletics, and service-learning programming. Or you can make an unrestricted gift that enables BC to best address its future needs. Whatever your commitment, you’ll join a special tradition of giving at the Heights and be welcomed into the Shaw Society.

Leave a legacy gift. Be a beacon for future generations.

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Make the Right Choice

Many legacy gifts offer valuable tax benefits, but every commitment presents a flexible giving opportunity, so you can match your gift to your goals.

Shaw Society McMullen Event

Thursday, May 8
6 p.m. reception; 7 p.m. private viewing

Boston College

Shaw Society Members are invited to attend Paris Night & Day: Photography Between the Wars.

  • 6 p.m., Irish Room, Gasson Hall - Reception and exhibition overview with Nancy Netzer, director, McMullen Museum of Art
  • 7 p.m., McMullen Museum of Art, Devlin Hall - Private viewing

If you have any questions or would like to RSVP now, please contact Courtney Suncar at 617-552-9176 or

RSVP For Free Financially Fit Session

Estate Planning for Everyone: Beyond the Basics

Wednesday, May 14, 6–9 p.m.
Cadigan Alumni Center, Brighton Campus

Learn how estate planning and the smart use of trusts can help you achieve greater security and peace of mind. This presentation will be a follow-up to last fall’s Estate Planning for Everyone with Boston attorney Michael J. Puzo ’74, JD’77.

Back by popular demand, Mike will review the basics from that session and then focus more specifically on the use of trusts to protect and position assets for today’s longer, more active retirements as well as providing for heirs and other beneficiaries. Attendance at the first session is not required to register.


The Shaw Society


Celebrating a Life

Boston College Law Professor David Wirth is celebrating the life of his late wife, Denise, with a legacy gift that redefines what being part of the BC family is all about. Read more.

Unlocking a Bright Financial Future

Steven A. Sass, program director of the Center for Retirement Research
at Boston College, gives his top 5 retirement tips.

Planning for Peace of Mind

Focus on these five essentials to create a sound estate plan.

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