Beacon+ is a digital experience exploring the significant advances made possible at Boston College through the generous and forward-thinking philanthropic investments of both individuals and organizations.

Former BC Baseball captain, champion of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Pete Frates ’07 passed away on December 9, 2019. He was 34. Our sympathies go to his family and friends. Read Story.


Under Their Wings: Scaling Up Social Justice

Theresa Betancourt is transforming the lives of traumatized families around the world—and the Salems’ gift will help extend that vital work even further.

Exhibiting Empathy

Their Paths Entwined

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Beliefs, Perspectives, and Conversations.

Joe Popolo and Jere Doyle speak about their business mindsets and how their contributions to the Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship have paid dividends for Carroll School of Management students.

3 questions

Rapid fire Q and A on BC’s most distinctive programs.

This is not your father’s school of social work. “Boston College’s School of Social Work is committed to a bold and innovative agenda,” says its dean, Gautam Yadama. We asked him to expound.

My Beacon

Showing You Their Beacon.

For one former Eagle soccer player, giving to help build new locker rooms for the sport he loves wasn’t about the money.

Formation and Formative Education

Donors who invest in BC’s Jesuit, Catholic identity propel our great University to the forefront of American higher education.

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.

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The Mission Multiplier: 50 Years of PULSE

Alumni often cite it not only as their most important experience at BC, but also as one of the seminal influences of their lives. Thanks to one dedicated BC family, PULSE has not only survived a half century, it is flourishing.

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Pete’s Place

A community comes together to build a baseball center named for one of BC’s most inspiring student-athletes.

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