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From the bottom of our hearts and the top of our stairs, THANK YOU.

We are thrilled to announce that 4,088 Boston College alumni, students, parents, and friends donated over $994,000 this #GivingTuesday, setting a new University record for gifts received in a single day. Their efforts were supported by $620,000 in challenge funds, bringing the day’s overall total to more than $1.6 million.

Inspired by the enthusiasm of the BC family, generous philanthropists contributed $620,000 in matching funds. First, an anonymous donor posted $400,000 for financial aid, awarded when 4,000 members of the BC community committed with their gifts.

Second, a group of alumni donors offered an exciting challenge for Graduates Of the Last Decade: When 1,000 GOLD alumni donated, the challenge donors contributed $200,000 to help Eagles climb. A very special thanks to Kate '93 and Mike Ascione '93, Megan ’99, MA'00, and Wade Brown ’99; Shannon and Pat Cahill '92; Justin Hillenbrand '98; and Kristin ’86 and Jay Waring P'20, for making this portion of the challenge possible.

And finally, two special social media challenges allowed the BC community to mobilize, garnering two generous $10,000 gifts. Thanks to Stephanie and Brett Heffes ’89 and an anonymous donor from the Class of ’86 for funding these exciting efforts.

Throughout the day and into the evening, the BC family met every single challenge. We couldn’t have hit our goals without your help—and we can’t thank you enough for helping BC Eagles climb. It truly is the BC way.


Celebrate #GivingTuesday with Boston College!

Every donor can make a difference. When 4,000 members of the BC family give on Nov. 28, an anonymous donor will give $400,000 for financial aid.

AND there’s a bonus challenge for GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade)—if 1,000 GOLD alumni participate, a group of alumni donors will give an additional $200,000 to BC.

Special thanks to Kate ’93 and Mike Ascione ’93; Megan ’99, MA'00 and Wade Brown ’99; Shannon and Pat Cahill '92; Justin Hillenbrand '98; and Kristin ’86 and Jay Waring, P’20, for making the GOLD alumni challenge possible.

As one of the BC faithful, do your part to help future students be all they can be. Help students climb—it’s the BC way.