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1863 Society

The 1863 Society celebrates Boston College’s most devoted and generous donors who believe in advancing our founder’s mission of shaping and investing in tomorrow’s leaders with a formative education. Membership in the 1863 Society—through its five circles—gives you direct access to the University and an immediate impact on the student experience through gift designations to the areas you are most passionate about. 

The 1863 Society is also proud to recognize Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD) at special giving levels with gratitude for their commitment as leaders among their peers.

Explore the benefits and impact each circle has to offer, and join us in shaping the life-changing transformative experiences of BC students today. Together, we can build a better tomorrow.

 

Donor Circles & Benefits

McElroy Circle

McElroy Circle — $1,000 to $2,499

  • Impact updates on how your giving helps thousands of students fulfill their potential
  • Invitations to exclusive events recognizing your leadership support throughout the year
  • Private reception with the President during your Reunion Weekend at BC

> Learn more about McElroy Circle benefits, student impact, and more.Learn More


Bapst Circle

Bapst Circle — $2,500 to $4,999

  • All of the above benefits, plus...
  • Member discount days at the BC Bookstore
  • Member discounts for BC Athletics tickets (selection will change annually)

> Learn more about Bapst Circle benefits, student impact, and more.Learn More


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Fulton Circle — $5,000 to $9,999

  • All of the above benefits, plus...
  • Opportunity to have your story featured in BC communications
  • Personal University liaison to facilitate your 1863 Society membership
  • Pre-sales and discounted registration for select BC Alumni Association events
  • Opt-in to receive an e-book from a BC author (selection will change annually)

> Learn more about Fulton Circle benefits, student impact, and more.Learn More


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Gasson Circle — $10,000 to $24,999

  • All of the above benefits, plus…
  • Opt-in to receive a copy of the First Year Academic Convocation book (selection will change annually)
  • Gasson Circle members who are current or past parents of BC students also enjoy membership in the Parents’ Leadership Council (PLC)

> Learn more about Gasson Circle benefits, student impact, and more.Learn More


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Monan Circle — $25,000+

  • All of the above benefits, plus...
  • Invitation to exclusive virtual and in-person conversations with faculty and administrative leaders
  • Print subscription to Beacon magazine, BC’s major giving impact publication

> Learn more about Monan Circle benefits, student impact, and more.Learn More


Impact

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How to Join

Interested in joining or learning more about the 1863 Society? Fill out our contact form below and a BC representative will contact you within 48 hours.

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