How does Boston College prep for its annual fundraising spectacular? Here’s a peek behind the curtain courtesy of a few key figures in the final hours before Pops.
Celebrating Pops on the Heights
For the last 30 years, on one of the last Fridays in September, thousands of alumni, parents, and students have gathered in Conte Forum for dinner, dancing, singing, celebrating—and the biggest balloon drop on campus.
Boston College: A Love Affair
For Tammy ’85, MEd’87 and Steve Barry ’85, P’14, ’17, what started as a chance meeting turned into an Eagle legacy and an unrelenting commitment to Boston College.
It Runs in the Family
What began as parents supporting the University their daughters came to call home has blossomed into a dynamic philanthropic relationship, reflecting the family’s priorities and passions.
The Parents Leadership Council enters a new era as Suzie and Habib Gorgi hand over the reins to new cochairs, Peter and April Kelly.
Shining a Light on Opportunity
Be a Beacon brings to light the tremendous power of scholarships at BC. Read about the impact it’s had in year one.
Better Than They Found It
When BC needs them, Mary Lou and Marc Seidner answer the call. Get to know these University citizens, and learn why they’re so passionate about helping others.
For of Those to Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Required
For decades, Rhode Island communities invested in their family. Now, the Mancinis have established a new scholarship program to provide an education to the Ocean State’s students in need.
The Long View
A $25 million promise from Pat and Aja Stokes will bring more undergraduates to the Heights.
As the new director of undergraduate admission of his alma mater, Grant Gosselin faces a shifting landscape of rising costs and increased need for financial aid, changing socio-economic demographics, and a high-profile college admission scandal—not to mention a once-in-a-century pandemic. One could understand why an admission director would head for cover. But not Grant Gosselin.
A Legacy Landmark Reached
A record 3,000 Eagles commit to legacy gifts, and Shaw Society chair Dave Griffith shares why his legacy is with BC.
The Whole Entrepreneur
We asked Joe ’89 and Chris Popolo, P’20, ’23, and Jere Doyle ’87, P’15, ’21, the Popolo Family Executive Director of the Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship, for their two cents on how great ideas have changed the world.
Their Paths Entwined
The Board of Regents plans for the future, and the pilgrims among them reflect upon a foundation laid 500 years ago.
A community comes together to build a baseball center named for one of BC’s most inspiring student-athletes.
Pops and Its Sights
Every year, the incoming class at Boston College experiences a number of defining firsts—their first walk down Linden Lane, first friends made on campus, first football game, first service opportunity.
Winning the Right Way
Men’s soccer coach Ed Kelly and former BC soccer captain Alejandro Bedoya tell us how Boston College has lit the way for them.