Bapst Circle — $2,500 to $4,999

Named for Boston College’s first president, John Bapst, SJ, the Bapst Circle honors BC donors who help generate growth. Father Bapst inherited some $150,000 in debt an unimaginable sum in 1863 when he assumed the seat of president. Launching the first-ever capital fundraising campaign, Father Bapst eliminated nearly half the debt, within a year and set BC on a trajectory to grow and flourish.

Bapst Circle donors drive growth. With an annual gift of $2,500 to $4,999, donors join the Bapst Circle to take the next steps in their journey of philanthropic impact and engagement with BC.


Membership in the Bapst Circle, the second donor circle of the 1863 Society, comes with many benefits:

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Receive annual report about the impact of your leadership gift including stories about the difference your philanthropy makes
Private reception with the President during your Reunion Weekend at BC
Opportunities to participate in BC giveaways (bi-annually)
Member discounts for BC Athletics tickets (selection will change annually)
Personal University liaison to facilitate your 1863 Society membership
Opt-in to receive a copy of the First Year Academic Convocation book (selection will change annually)
Opportunity to have your story featured in BC communications
Parent Leadership Council (PLC) or Flynn Fund Leadership Society (BC Athletics) member benefits applicable)
Digital subscription to Beacon magazine, BC’s major giving impact publication
Invitation to exclusive virtual and in-person opportunities to hear from faculty and administrative leaders
Opportunity to meet with students, faculty, and university representatives, who are supported by your philanthropy
One of my favorite aspects of Boston College has always been the focus on giving back. It's a part of the BC community that I hope only continues to grow. And it's why I support the values and efforts of my alma mater. Leading by example speaks louder than words.
Esther Chang '02, JD'07

How to Join

Interested in joining or learning more about the Bapst Circle? Fill out our contact form below and a BC representative will contact you within 48 hours.

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