Monan Circle — $25,000 +

The highest circle of the 1863 Society, the Monan Circle honors the most transformative of BC donors. Named after the 24th president of Boston College, Donald Monan, SJ, the Monan Circle offers maximum impact, engagement, and access to its members. Father Monan inherited the presidency in 1972 amid financial, social, and political turmoil. Through an unprecedented 24-year tenure, Monan artfully ushered Boston College to financial solvency, inclusion, and academic excellence. His transformational leadership catapulted our great university into a new era of prominence and impact on the national and international stage.

Monan Circle donors are the new transformers and support BC with an annual gift of $25,000 or more for maximum philanthropic impact and engagement with BC.


Membership in the Monan Circle, the highest donor circle of the 1863 Society, comes with many benefits:

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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
We believe in the Jesuit value of living an enlightened life. We also understand that the BC experience can be financially out of reach for many deserving students, which is why we choose to support BC. We want to help others pursue their own personal journey of education and service.
Geraldine '83 and Mark Tarini '82, P'21

How to Join

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

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