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Dean’s Council Numbers Are Up

Some seventy members of the Dean’s Council attended the annual reception held to thank them for their support of the Law School. The May event, which featured Dean John Garvey and BC President William P. Leahy, S.J., was at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston. In his address, Law School Fund Committee Co-chair John Hanify ’74 brought members up to date on the year’s giving.

“We took a chance this fiscal year in raising the minimum level of the Dean’s Council from $1,000 to $1,500, and we believe that has paid off,” he said. “We also created the new donor societies within the Dean’s Council, and this has had the effect of raising our graduates’ sights. At the $100,000 level alone, we have an increase of 83 percent from last year.”

As of May, he said, Dean’s Council members had contributed more than $1.4 million in cash to the Law School, compared to just over $1 million last year. “It’s inspiring to see alumni of many different generations and career paths come together to celebrate the results of their collective generosity,” said Christine Kelly ’97, director of the Law School Fund.

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