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:

  • 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
  • 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)
  • Member discounts for BC Athletics tickets (selection will change annually)
  • 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
  • If you are a BC parent, gifts of this size also qualify you for the Parents Leadership Council (PLC)
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.
Kevin Smart '99, Member, Board of Trustees, Board of Regents, The 1863 Society

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.