Gasson Circle — $10,000 to $24,999
Named for Boston College’s 13th president, Thomas I. Gasson, S.J., the Gasson Circle honors donors who are catalysts for change. When BC outgrew their space in the South End of Boston, then-president Rev. Thomas I. Gasson, S.J., bought 31 acres of the former Lawrence Farm in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, and broke ground in 1909 on a new campus, today fondly known as “the Heights.”
Gasson Circle donors aspire to new heights and support BC with an annual gift of $10,000 to $24,999, deepening their philanthropic impact and engagement with BC.
Membership in the Gasson Circle, the fourth donor circle of the 1863 Society, comes with many benefits:
|Impact updates on how your giving helps thousands of students fulfill their potential||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Invitations to exclusive events recognizing your leadership support throughout the year||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Private reception with the President during your Reunion Weekend at BC||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Member discounts for BC Athletics tickets (selection will change annually)||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Opportunity to have your story featured in BC communications||✓||✓||✓|
|Personal University liaison to facilitate your 1863 Society membership||✓||✓||✓|
|Opportunities to participate in BC giveaways||✓||✓||✓|
|Opt-in to receive an e-book by a BC author (selection will change annually)||✓||✓||✓|
|Opt-in to receive a copy of the First Year Academic Convocation book (selection will change annually)||✓||✓|
|Digital subscription to Beacon magazine, BC’s major giving impact publication||✓|
|Invitation to exclusive virtual and in-person conversations with faculty and administrative leaders||✓|
How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Boston College Fund
Gasson gifts to the BC Fund make possible a formative, semester-long, interdisciplinary Enduring Questions course as part of the Core curriculum for 19 first-year students.
*This unrestricted fund provides flexibility for fund designation to those areas in most need.
William J. Flynn Fund
Gasson gifts to the Flynn Fund help BC Athletics provide game-day essentials, such as BC’s beloved Baldwin the Bald Eagle mascot!
Student Financial Aid
Gasson gifts to student financial aid enable BC to award grants and other aid totaling more than $114 million to deserving students, regardless of their economic background.
BC Law School Fund
Gasson gifts to the Law School Fund help support the BC Innocence Program, a clinic focused on analyzing erroneous convictions and working to remedy or prevent these injustices.
“Boston College, and more specifically AHANA, afforded me the opportunity to thrive. I was given the chance to learn from diverse cultures and understand the difference between what's right and what's righteous. This education shaped my life, and I want to ensure AHANA will be there for those who come after me. ”
►How to Join
Interested in joining or learning more about the Gasson Circle? Fill out our contact form below and a BC representative will contact you within 48 hours.
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