Donor Recognition and Appreciation

When you make a gift to BC, you not only ensure the continued mission of the University, you're also making a financial decision that will benefit you and your family for years to come. Depending on the size of your gift, there are a number of benefits that are open to you, including membership in one of our giving societies and invitations to exclusive events.

The 1863 Society

The 1863 Society recognizes annual leadership donors who make an investment in the University with a gift of $1,000 or more. Membership in the 1863 Society gives you direct access to the University and makes an immediate impact on the student experience.

The William B. Neenan, S.J., Society

The William B. Neenan, S.J., Society celebrates and recognizes Boston College's most loyal donors—those alumni, parents, and friends who have made a gift, at any level, for any purpose, for two or more consecutive years.

The Shaw Society

Now more than 2,800 members strong, the Shaw Society honors Joseph Coolidge Shaw, S.J., who helped establish Boston College with his legacy gifts of books and the proceeds of his life insurance policy. Members receive updates on the latest campus news, among other exclusive benefits.

BC Law Giving Societies

The Boston College Law School giving societies—Dean’s Council and Drinan Society—honor BC Law’s most generous and most loyal donors. Dean’s Council members play an important role in shaping the future of BC Law, receive campus updates, and attend exclusive events throughout the year. The Drinan Society recognizes loyal donors who support BC Law in two or more consecutive years.