Greetings, fellow Eagles!

As we know through our faith traditions, spring is a time of new life. It is marked on campus by the abundance of colorful flowers and in the hopes and dreams of our students, especially those who are graduating with the spirit and energy required to tackle any challenge that comes their way. 

Contained within this site are stories of BC community members whose generosity gives life to opportunity for our exceptional students. Everyone you will read about shares a fierce commitment to ensuring a brighter future for the University and the world. They personify the Jesuit ideal of magis—doing more for Christ and therefore doing more for others.

Over the past year, the Be a Beacon campaign for financial aid—which you can read more about in “Shining a Light on Opportunity”—has reinvigorated BC. I am thrilled to co-chair this crucial initiative with John Fish, Phil Schiller, and Marc Seidner, who is profiled here alongside his wife, Mary Lou, and who has been a wonderful partner with me at the helm of the Board of Regents. We deeply appreciate the commitment to BC’s future from all those who so generously invested in scholarship assistance.

At the heart of our collective success is the strength, resilience, and optimism demonstrated by the entire Boston College community in recent times. In the face of unprecedented circumstances we adapted and overcame, and you’ll see several examples of that in these stories, particularly as it relates to the Theatre Department and institutional planning.

Our greatest hopes and aspirations for our beloved institution can only be realized with the support of the BC family, and I want to reiterate my thanks—and the thanks of everyone here at Boston College—for your continued engagement and partnership.

There is so much to be proud of and excited for as we reflect on our accomplishments and look ahead to what we can continue to achieve together. 

With warmest wishes,

Susan Martinelli Shea ’76, P’04
University Trustee
Co-Chair, BC Board of Regents
Susan Martinelli Shea ’76, P’04

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