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From the bottom of our hearts and the top of our stairs, THANK YOU.

We are thrilled to announce that 4,088 Boston College alumni, students, parents, and friends donated over $994,000 this #GivingTuesday, setting a new University record for gifts received in a single day. Their efforts were supported by $620,000 in challenge funds, bringing the day’s overall total to more than $1.6 million.

Inspired by the enthusiasm of the BC family, generous philanthropists contributed $620,000 in matching funds. First, an anonymous donor posted $400,000 for financial aid, awarded when 4,000 members of the BC community committed with their gifts.

Second, a group of alumni donors offered an exciting challenge for Graduates Of the Last Decade: When 1,000 GOLD alumni donated, the challenge donors contributed $200,000 to help Eagles climb. A very special thanks to Kate '93 and Mike Ascione '93, Megan ’99, MA'00, and Wade Brown ’99; Shannon and Pat Cahill '92; Justin Hillenbrand '98; and Kristin ’86 and Jay Waring P'20, for making this portion of the challenge possible.

And finally, two special social media challenges allowed the BC community to mobilize, garnering two generous $10,000 gifts. Thanks to Stephanie and Brett Heffes ’89 and an anonymous donor from the Class of ’86 for funding these exciting efforts.

Throughout the day and into the evening, the BC family met every single challenge. We couldn’t have hit our goals without your help—and we can’t thank you enough for helping BC Eagles climb. It truly is the BC way.


 

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For three years, #GivingTuesday For BC has been a success because of Eagles like YOU. We are so grateful for your support of Boston College and #GivingTuesday, the global day of philanthropy. 

We’re counting on BC alumni, parents, and friends to help make this year’s #GivingTuesday our most successful yet. The challenge is ambitious, but with volunteers like you, we know we can do this.

The Details

When 4,000 members of the BC family give on Nov. 28, an anonymous donor will donate $400,000 toward financial aid. There’s more—if 1,000 GOLD alumni give on #GivingTuesday, a group of generous BC alumni will gift an additional $200,000 for BC students.

This digital toolkit below includes a helpful to-do list, important links, and sample language for you to use this #GivingTuesday.

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Your Resources

Key Links and Hashtags
#GTforBC
#WeAreBC
#GivingTuesday
 Facebook / LinkedIn

Did you know? Nearly 70% of BC students receive financial aid. This #GivingTuesday, we have an opportunity to unlock $400,000 in financial aid funding for BC students if 4,000 alumni, parents, and friends donate today. Join me, and help a student climb at: http://bit.ly/2Ao1RWE #GTforBC

Did you know? BC is one of 19 private universities that is need blind AND meets full demonstrated need of its students. Today, on #GivingTuesday, we can unlock a $400,000 gift from an anonymous donor for financial aid if 4,000 members of the BC family donate today. Join us in #GTforBC by giving at: http://bit.ly/2hLiUKA

In honor of #GivingTuesday, the global day of philanthropy, I just made my donation to BC. If 4,000 of us step up for BC we unlock $400,000 in challenge funds for financial aid. Join me in #GTforBC here: http://bit.ly/2hLnNDx

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 Instagram

Did you know? Nearly 70% of BC students receive financial aid. This #GivingTuesday, we have an opportunity to unlock $400,000 in financial aid funding for BC students if 4,000 alumni, parents, and friends donate today. Join me, and help a student climb at: bc.edu/givingtuesday #GTforBC

Did you know? BC is one of 19 private universities that is need blind AND meets full demonstrated need of its students. Today, on #GivingTuesday, we can unlock a $400,000 gift from an anonymous donor for financial aid if 4,000 members of the BC family donate today. Join us in #GTforBC by giving at: bc.edu/givingtuesday

Calling all @BCAlumni- today we have a chance to unlock $400,000 in financial aid funding for BC students IF 4,000 members of the BC family donate today. Join me in #GTforBC by giving at bc.edu/givingtuesday

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 Twitter

It’s #GivingTuesday and I just made my gift For BC. Join me by making your gift at http://bit.ly/2AdAXQG #GTforBC

If 4,000 of us make a gift for BC today, we'll unlock $400,000 towards financial aid for our Eagles! http://bit.ly/2yzWUx0 #GTforBC

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 Sample Outreach Email Message

Hi {{Name}},
Happy #GivingTuesday!
Today, BC is participating in this global day of philanthropy and there’s an exciting challenge at stake:
If 4,000 members of the BC family give today, an anonymous donor will donate $400,000 toward financial aid. By making a gift to any area of the University that you love, you could help us earn the funds necessary for a deserving student to come to the Heights.
Join me in #GTforBC by making your gift at bc.edu/givingtuesday.
Thank you!

Go Eagles,
{{Volunteer Name}}

 Facebook / LinkedIn

Calling all GOLD alumni—today is #GivingTuesday, and BC has a big challenge: 4,000 donors to BC today unlocks $400K in financial aid funding. Even better? If 1,000 GOLD alumni give, we can earn an additional $200K for BC. Join me in #GTforBC by making a gift today at: http://bit.ly/2zm7eG4

Did you know? Nearly 70% of BC students receive financial aid. This #GivingTuesday, we have an opportunity to unlock $400,000 in financial aid funding for BC students if 4,000 alumni, parents, and friends donate today. We can earn an extra $200,000 for BC if 1,000 GOLD alumni step up in today’s challenge. Join me by making your gift today: http://bit.ly/2ziTBcZ #GTforBC

Did you know? BC is one of 19 private universities that is need blind AND meets full demonstrated need of its students. Today, on #GivingTuesday, we can unlock $400,000 in financial aid funding for BC students if 4,000 members of the BC family donate today. We can earn an extra $200,000 if 1,000 GOLD alumni step up in today’s challenge. Join me by making your gift today: http://bit.ly/2yamK6x #GTforBC

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 Instagram

Hey BC GOLD alumni! Did you know nearly 70% of BC students receive financial aid? We have an opportunity to help this #GivingTuesday- if 4K members of the BC family make a gift, we can unlock $400K in funding for financial aid. But, if 1K GOLD ALUMNI give, we unlock an additional $200K for BC. Join me in #GTforBC at bc.edu/givingtuesday.

Hey BC GOLD alumni! Did you know BC is 1 of 19 private universities that is need blind AND meets full demonstrated need of its students? We have an opportunity to help this #GivingTuesday- if 4,000 members of the BC family make a gift, we can unlock $400K in funding for financial aid. But, if 1,000 GOLD ALUMNI give, we unlock an additional $200K for BC. Join me in #GTforBC at bc.edu/givingtuesday.

Calling all @BCAlumni- today we have a chance to unlock $400,000 in financial aid funding for BC students IF 4,000 members of the BC family donate today. We can earn an extra $200,000 if 1,000 GOLD alumni step up in today’s challenge. Join me by making your gift today at bc.edu/givingtuesday

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 Twitter

Hey @BostonCollege GOLD – if 1,000 of us give for #GivingTuesday, we unlock $200K for BC. Join me & give: http://bit.ly/2h9kvcq #GTforBC

It’s #GivingTuesday and I just made my gift For BC. Join me by making your gift at http://bit.ly/2zoHbA5 #GTforBC

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 Sample Outreach Email Message

Hi {{Name}},
Happy #GivingTuesday!
Today, BC is participating in this global day of philanthropy and there’s an exciting challenge at stake:
If 4,000 members of the BC family give today, an anonymous donor will donate $400,000 toward financial aid. As GOLD alumni, we can have an even greater impact—if 1,000 of us make a gift, we’ll unlock an additional $200,000 for BC.
By making a gift to any area of the University that you love, you could help us earn the funds necessary for a deserving student to come to the Heights.
Join me in #GTforBC by making your gift at bc.edu/givingtuesday.
Thank you!

Go Eagles,
{{Volunteer Name}}

 Facebook / LinkedIn

Today only, you have the unique opportunity to make your Senior Class Gift AND support BC for #GivingTuesday! Make your gift here: http://bit.ly/2y7okWt

Listen up, seniors! It’s #GivingTuesday, which means your gift today has a double impact. You’ll help support our Senior Class Gift AND BC’s #GivingTuesday challenge. If 4,000 donors make a gift for BC TODAY, an anonymous donor will give $400,000 for financial aid. Help us #L18HTTHEWAY for current and future Eagles here: http://bit.ly/2yC2xdR

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 Instagram

Listen up, seniors! It’s #GivingTuesday, which means your gift today has a double impact. You’ll help support our Senior Class Gift AND BC’s #GivingTuesday challenge. If 4,000 donors make a gift for BC TODAY, an anonymous donor will give $400,000 for financial aid. Help us #L18HTTHEWAY for current and future Eagles at bc.edu/givingtuesday

Did you know? BC is one of 19 private universities that is need blind AND meets full demonstrated need of its students. Today, on #GivingTuesday, we can unlock $400,000 in financial aid funding for BC students if 4,000 members of the BC family donate today. Help us #L18HTTHEWAY for current and future Eagles at bc.edu/givingtuesday

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 Twitter

It’s #GivingTuesday and I just made my gift For BC. Join me by making your gift at http://bit.ly/2hfZII1 #GTforBC #L18HTTHEWAY

Hey seniors! Support our Senior Class Gift & #GivingTuesday with a gift for BC today: http://bit.ly/2hbc7sV #L18HTTHEWAY

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 Sample Outreach Email Message

Hi {{Name}},
Welcome back to campus, and happy #GivingTuesday!
Today, your Senior Class Gift has double the impact. BC is participating in this global day of philanthropy and there’s an exciting challenge at stake: If 4,000 members of the BC family give today, an anonymous donor will donate $400,000 toward financial aid!
By making a gift to any area of the University that you love, you could help us earn the funds necessary for a deserving student to come to the Heights.
Help us #L18HTTHEWAY by making your gift at bc.edu/givingtuesday.
Thank you!

Go Eagles,
{{Volunteer Name}}