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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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
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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