Our BC Family Tradition


In its 27th year, the Pops on the Heights’ mission still stands strong: uniting BC families together for a magical evening in support of financial aid. When we come together as a community, we can make a transformational impact helping to shape the futures for so many deserving students.


Pops on the Heights has made a BC education a reality for more than 2,500 students over the past 26 years.


September 27, 2019


Conte Forum


Purchase Your Tickets 

Tickets will go on sale in mid-June 2019. Please check back in early June to ensure you get tickets to our 27th annual gala!

Reserve a Table 

To maximize the impact Pops has on financial aid, we offer a variety of table benefactor options. Each comes with:

  • a VIP pre-concert reception
  • dinner at your table
  • a spectacular view of the concert from some of the best seats in the house

Frequently Asked Questions 

  • We have answers to all your event and ticket questions and more!
  • When do the doors open? When does the concert start and end?
  • What kind of food is served?

View our full list of FAQs

The Cleary Legacy

Deeply passionate about philanthropy, higher education, and the arts, the late Barbara and James F. Cleary ’50, H’93, founded the annual Pops on the Heights BC scholarship gala in 1993. Jim—a BC trustee and founder of the Fides and President’s Circle annual giving societies—and Barbara worked tirelessly to help grow the event to become the University's largest annual fundraiser, which has raised $50 million in Pops scholarships. Today, Jim and Barbara's children (Kara '84, MA'91; Kristin '89, JD'93; and Jim Jr.) continue their legacy as Pops benefactors.

In honor of the Clearys, BC has since established the annual James F. Cleary ‘50, H’93, Masters Award, which is given to a fundraising volunteer who exemplifies creativity, dedication, and leadership.