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.
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.
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.
Paola Cisneros ’15 and a team of six U.S. volunteers to created a Girls’ Empowerment Camp for 14- to 18-year-olds.
Jacob Ciafone '18 traveled to the German state of Hesse, where he volunteered full-time in the Hessian Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration.
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.
Loic Assombo ’15 launched a nonprofit to heighten awareness and develop solutions to African healthcare issues.
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.
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.
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.
With his Legacy Grant, John Sherman '14 built desks and benches for the students of the Floating School in Kampong Khleang, Cambodia.
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.