Dear Members of the Boston College Community:

I am writing to share the news that, after more than thirteen years of cumulative service to Boston College, Beth McDermott has been appointed to the role of Managing Director of Development at Harvard Business School where she will oversee its fundraising efforts.

During her tenure at BC, Beth has helped to guide the growth of philanthropic dollars in support of the University's priorities as well as the professional development of our fundraising staff, evidenced by the many colleagues who have taken on roles with increased responsibility under her leadership.  From her first days at the Heights in 1999 as an Associate Director of Annual Giving to her most recent role as Vice President for Development, Beth has had a direct impact on every element of our organization and has demonstrated a deep commitment to the values that guide our work in University Advancement.

Beth will be winding down her responsibilities at BC over the course of the next several weeks and will begin her work at Harvard in early February.  Please join me in thanking Beth for her many contributions to Boston College and in wishing her well as she embarks upon this next chapter in her professional career.


James J. Husson
Senior Vice President for University Advancement