BOSTON COLLEGE LAUNCHED the Ever to Excel Campaign, it set out to
achieve a few important goals: to strengthen its ability to educate
the minds and hearts of society’s future leaders; to promote
faculty research and the development of new ideas and understandings;
and to ensure that the most talented students in the nation would
have the financial means to attend a great university that is also
committed to Catholic, Jesuit values.
As this Annual Report illustrates,
those goals and many others have been met thanks to this capital
campaign, the most ambitious and successful fund- raising drive
in Boston College history.
The numbers were impressive: $441 million raised through
90,000 gifts that represent a broad range of contributions and of donors.
Also remarkable was the generosity of the leaders among Boston College’s
alumni and friends. Together we have done honor to the students and faculty.
In the final analysis, all of us who support Boston College,
from the newest graduate to the senior trustee, are stewards of the institution.
When this campaign began, we were handed something great and asked to
make it greater. That is what we have done.
Together we have honored the memory of those who came before
us, the generations of supporters who laid the deep foundation for the
towers of excellence that we have been privileged to build.
As its motto tells us, Boston College is bound for excellence.
Throughout its history, it has spoken with the voice of faith, justice,
moral inquiry, and knowledge that now, more than ever, needs to be heard.
The Ever to Excel Campaign has amplified that voice, and all of us associated
with the University are grateful.
JACK CONNORS, JR. ’63
CHAIRMAN, BOSTON COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
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