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Legacy Grants Archive

Funding Creative and Innovative Student Projects at BC

BC's Legacy Grants fund projects that impact the lives of others—from individuals to whole communities. Projects that inspire change, that serve others, and that exemplify what it means to be "men and women for others."

Apply for a legacy grant today, or read stories from past grant recipients below. These grants were made possible through the inspiring work of the Classes of 2013, 2014, and 2015, and the generosity of Trustee Drake Behrakis '86.



Connecting Through The Power of Music

Tabitha Joseph '17 supplied teenagers in the Franciscan Children's Hospital with two keyboards, a guitar, instructional books, tambourines, and shakers, giving them a sense of comfort and peace through music.



Connecting Through the Power of Music

John Guzzi '15 and the volunteers from BC's Music Guild spend Friday afternoons playing music with pediatric psychiatric patients at the Franciscan Hospital for Children.


Self-expression Reigns at the smART Girls Art Camp

Abigail Kilcullen '17 facilitated a weeklong art camp for fourth- through sixth-grade girls—smART Girls Art Camp—at the Washington School for Girls, a Jesuit school in Washington, D.C.


Girls’ Empowerment Camp in Ghana

Paola Cisneros ’15 and a team of six U.S. volunteers to created a Girls’ Empowerment Camp for 14- to 18-year-olds.


Exploring Issues of Immigration in Germany

Jacob Ciafone '18 traveled to the German state of Hesse, where he volunteered full-time in the Hessian Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration.


Exploring Mental Health in Boston

Catherine Cole '17 and her group of sophomores produced A Boston State of Mind, a 30-minute documentary exploring mental health in the Greater Boston area.   


Healthcare Solutions for Africa

Loic Assombo ’15 launched a nonprofit to heighten awareness and develop solutions to African healthcare issues.

American Home Alternative Spring Break students

American Home Alternative Spring Break in Vladimir, Russia

Brian Chung '14 studied with a group of American students at Vladimir State University, who were learning about Russian culture, history, and art, and sharing their own culture with their Russian counterparts.

WOOF Supplies partners with Kids In Need Foundation

Improving Educational Opportunities for U.S. Students

Chris Olmanson's company, WOOF Supplies, utilizes a buy one, give one model: For every WOOF notebook sold, a 70-page notebook is given to a U.S. student in need through a partnership with the Kids In Need Foundation.

K-4 student participant in the Mentoring Through the Arts program

Growing and Learning Through Art

The Mentoring Through the Arts program led by Meredith Smith '16 brings hands-on art education to and fosters relationships with local K–4 students.

Floating School in Kampong Khleang, Cambodia

Literacy and Educational Programming in Cambodia

With his Legacy Grant, John Sherman '14 built desks and benches for the students of the Floating School in Kampong Khleang, Cambodia.

eighth-grade students from Nativity Prep

Enrichment for Students from Low-Income Families

Jonathan Pierre '15 led a group of eighth-graders from Nativity Prep through a week of enrichment activities at Boston College, encouraging them to think about how accessing college requires superior work early in life.


Light the World Campaign