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Ericka Webb

Ericka L. Webb

Director of Gift Planning

Phone: 617-552-9030

Ericka L. Webb was named Director of Gift Planning in September 2015. She oversees all aspects of the gift planning program and works closely with donors, their advisors, staff, and University leadership to increase philanthropic support to the University through legacy gifts. She was Director of Gift Planning and Endowment for the WGBH Educational Foundation for more than four years.  Prior to joining WGBH, Ericka worked in the gift planning offices at both Harvard University and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. 

Ericka earned her bachelor’s degree in international relations from American University and a master’s in education from Harvard University. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Chad, Africa, where she worked on community health education and other initiatives. She is on the board and a member of the Planned Giving Group of New England (PGGNE) and also a member of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners.

Joel Carlton-Gysan

Joel Carlton-Gysan

Associate Director of Gift Planning

Phone: 617-552-3424

Joel Carlton-Gysan partners with BC alumni, parents, and friends to help them make a meaningful impact at the Heights while meeting their financial and philanthropic goals. Previously, he worked to expand nonprofit development and planned giving programs supporting critical issues including higher education, the arts, human rights, and the environment. He has held senior positions at Ceres, the International Campaign for Tibet, Seattle’s Intiman Theatre, and Boston University. Joel earned an MBA from Boston University and Bachelor’s degree in public relations from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. He is a member of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners and the Planned Giving Group of New England (PGGNE).

Joel Carlton-Gysan

Denise Heffron

Associate Director of Gift Planning

Phone: 617-552-8535

Denise Heffron joined Boston College in November 2017. Bringing over 10 years of expertise, she collaborates, cultivates and stewards BC alumni, parents and friends with various gift planning offerings such as bequests, life-income gifts, and other complex gift transactions. Previously, Denise worked at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA’s) private asset management group as a Senior Trust Administrator working with the firms largest private wealth relationships. Most recently, she worked at SSgA in the Charitable Asset Management group. Denise is also an active member of the Planned Giving Group of New England (PGGNE) and a member of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners.


Meaghan A. L'Heureux '15, MS '18

Gift Planning Specialist

Phone: 617-552-1085

Meaghan L’Heureux ’15, MS ‘18 manages estate administration, stewardship events, and the day-to-day operations of the Office of Gift Planning. Prior to BC, Meaghan was an intern in the overnight program at Rosie’s Place and she worked as a paralegal assistant at Cullen and Dykman LLP. As a student, Meaghan was active in BC’s Arrupe International Immersion Program, traveling to Puebla, Mexico and serving as a student leader for a trip to Guatemala. She graduated from BC in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and English and earned her master’s in applied economics in 2018. She is a member of the Planned Giving Group of New England.

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