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Corporations and Foundations

About Us

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations serves as the central point of contact for corporate and foundation philanthropic engagement with Boston College. Working closely with the Offices of the President, the Provost and Dean of Faculties, and the Vice Provost for Research and Academic Planning, along with BC's faculty and senior administrators, we aspire to advance the University's teaching, research, and community activities and align University priorities with regional, national, and international donor interest. We seek to provide Corporations and Foundations with an integrated university relations framework by building links among all University departments that interface with our organizational donors.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

Megan Welch

Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

(617) 552-9055

Recent grants and awards      

  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics, David Geraghty, has been awarded a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship from The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This marks the fourth Sloan Fellowship for the Mathematics Department in the last three years, including those awarded to Maksym Fedorchuk, Joshua Greene, and David Treumann.
  • The GHR Foundation recently awarded $1,000,000 to the City Connects program for an expansion of the education intervention into 7 urban Catholic schools in the Twin Cities, where the program will address the in- and out-of-school factors that impact students' academic, social-emotional, family, and physical well-being.
  • The School of Social Work will house the Hartford Academic Center of Excellence, providing leadership, education, and other resources in the critical area of geriatric social work, under the direction of Professor Jim Lubben, The John A. Hartford Foundation will provide $190,000 for three-years of support.
  • Professor Jeffery A. Byers in the Chemistry Department has received the early-career Cottrell Scholar Award of $75,000 from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement to support his outstanding research and teaching.
  • The New York-based Price Family Foundation, Inc. has awarded the Keys to Inclusive Leadership in Nursing (KILN) program at the Connell School of Nursing a grant of over $500,000 to recruit and prepare students that are traditionally underrepresented in the profession to become future nurse leaders.
  • The Highland Street Foundation and the Flatley Foundation have each awarded $50,000 this year to the Urban Catholic Teacher Corps in the Roche Center for Catholic Education, to provide professional, spiritual, and personal resources for the next generation of Catholic educators.
  • Santander Universities, the international foundation of Banco Santander, has renewed a $450,000 pledge to sustain the international doctoral program in social welfare at the School of Social Work. The program will continue the partnership between BC and select Jesuit universities in South America to advance and professionalize the field of social work on that continent.
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