With so many charitable organizations in need this time of year, you may ask: Why give to the Carroll School of Management? The answer is simple: Undergraduate and graduate alumni gifts make a significant difference in the lives of students and professors at the Carroll School. This year, gifts from alumni of the undergraduate program also support financial aid—a pressing need for many families this holiday season, and throughout the year.
Last year during the Neenan Challenge, more than 26,000 undergraduate alumni came together—with each individual’s commitment inspiring another—to raise $1 million for financial aid. This blueprint for building and sustaining an essential annual base of financial support is crucial. It meets the University’s daily needs, is one of the four primary goals of the Light the World campaign, and last year helped ensure the accessibility of a Boston College education.
Inspired by the Neenan Challenge’s success and committed to spurring even more alumni to take action, the anonymous donor behind that challenge will provide a total of $3 million in matching funds to once again support undergraduate financial aid.
The newly launched Alumni Participation Challenge is a multi-year effort that will support the campaign through 2015, and raise Boston College to a level of alumni involvement on par with many of the University’s peer schools. As each year’s target is met, the donor will release $500,000 to support students such as the Neenan Scholars, and Boston College alumni will earn the opportunity to reach even greater heights every year.