Spring 2022


Season of Transformation

by Ericka L. Webb, Executive Director of Gift Planning

Donor support has a powerful impact on Boston College. This issue of Bookmarks introduces you to people whose thoughtful planning and meaningful commitments help BC shape its future. A monumental estate gift from the Robshams will benefit Eagles for generations. Two charitable gift annuities established by Robert Keefe, JD’72 will support countless BC Law students.

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Paul and Joyce Robsham

A Legacy of Love

The Robsham family has long been associated with Boston College. During their lifetimes, their philanthropy touched countless BC students. Now their unprecedented $75 million realized bequest to the Heights will impact Eagles for generations to come.

Flexibility For the Future

Make a Lasting Impact

A planned gift of any size to Boston College will leave a legacy and strengthen the experience our Eagles have at the Heights. Some gifts allow you to see your impact during your lifetime—and provide you with a regular income.

Robert Keefe

For the Greater Good

For BC Law alumnus Robert Keefe, JD’72, a charitable gift annuity was the most advantageous option for him to make his annual gifts to the law school.

Gift Honors Lynch School Professor Mary Walsh

Professor Mary WalshThrough an anonymous $10 million gift, the Center for Optimized Student Support has been renamed the Mary E. Walsh Center for Thriving Children in honor of the Lynch School of Education and Human Development professor who founded the program three decades ago. Under the direction of Walsh, who is the Daniel E. Kearns Professor in Urban Education and Innovative Leadership, the center and its signature initiative, City Connects, serve 45,000 students annually in public, charter, and Catholic schools throughout the country, as well as Ireland.

Science Facility Now Open

A new home for science and innovation opened on campus in January. This 150,000-sq. ft., state-of-the-art facility, with its sweeping views, houses the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society, BC’s new engineering department, the computer science department, and the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship. Connected to Higgins Hall, which is home to the biology and physics departments, and adjacent to the Merkert Chemistry Center, the new facility includes maker spaces, classrooms and collaboration spaces, teaching labs, an auditorium, and a café.

Explore our Gift Planning Website bc.edu/giftplanning

In addition to reading Bookmarks newsletters, you’ll get convenient access to:

Interactive tools: gift calculator and tools to help you discover your best plan option

Resources: free estate planning guide, recorded webinars, frequently asked questions, and much more

News and research: tax law updates, news blogs, and the latest from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College

Welcome New Members

100 alumni, parents, and friends have made planned gifts to Boston College since our last issue of Bookmarks. We are proud to recognize their support with membership in the University’s prestigious Shaw Society.

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Stephen Ahearn ’85

Mary Jane Angelone ’65

Kate Ascione ’93, P’25

Mike Ascione ’93, P’25

Harry Attridge ’67

Janis Attridge

Norman Baker, JD’63*

Patricia Baker

Thomas Barry ’70, JD’73

Jim Boylan, P’19

Lisa Boylan, P’19

Bob Budic ’69

Elaine Burns, NC’74

John Cashman ’71

Tom Claffey ’66, P’04

Colin Coleman, JD’87

Mary Coleman

Tom Connolly, JD’69

Claudia Daileader ’66

Philip Daileader ’66

Eugene Dessureau

Miriam Dessureau ’56, P’81

Pat DeVito ’71, MEd’72, PhD’76

Patricia Devito

Wendy Estela ’97

Dennis Farrington ’63

Christina Feicht ’81

Barbara Felkel ’65

Robert Felkel ’65, MA’68

Catherine Flanagan ’90, P’22

Larkin Flanagan ’90, P’22

Barbara Hadad

Louis Hadad, MBA’69

Ernest Hanes

Okhoo Hanes, JD’80

John Hannan, EX’53*

Priscilla Hansen ’79*

Peter Klapes ’19, MA’22

Tom Kniffen ’75

John Kozarich ’71

Marcia Kozarich

Bethany Lee, P’18

Thomas Loftus ’45, P’81*

Stacey Mackay

John Madigan ’72, P’04’06

Marion Madigan, P’04’06

Teresa Mazzulli*

RoseAnne McCusker*

Jack Memishian

Rodney Morrison ’59, MA’61*

Alexander Myer, P’25

Kristina Myer, P’25

Jay Nannicelli ’67

Kathie Nannicelli ’68

Maureen O’Connell*

Robert O’Leary ’51*

Kevin O’Malley ’92

Vanessa O’Malley ’94

Olivia Osiecki

Jacquelyn Ott, MEd’82

Margie Palladino, JD’85

Joseph Parker, JD’69

Brent Peacock ’91

Michelle Peffen ’18

Mary Perry ’81, JD’87, P’19

Ed Pla ’85, P’20

Laura Pla, P’20

Mary Rafferty

Frances Reilly ’58

Gerald Reilly ’59, MEd’60

Jerrold Reilly ’69

Amy Rockett ’88

Peter Rockett ’83

James Ronan, MA’67*

John Ryan ’50*

Sharon Ryan, JD’85

William Ryan

Kim Sachse, JD’89

Mary Shea*

Kathleen Siegert, P’10’12’14’17’23

Tom Siegert ’80, P’10’12’14’17’23

Marlo Studley ’14

Anna Tanner*

Kenneth Tilton ’02

Laura Tilton ’02

Anne Tippett ’79, JD’86*

Tracy Tufillaro ’77*

Eugene Twomey ’58*

Gail Viscione

Jerry Viscione ’65

April Watson

Tim Watson ’95


To add your name, contact the Office of Gift Planning at 1-877-304-SHAW.

We Can Help

Contact the gift planning team for confidential, personalized help, and start building your legacy today.

Ericka L. Webb
Ericka L. Webb Executive Director,
Gift Planning 617-552-9030 ericka.webb@bc.edu
Denise P. Heffron
Denise P. Heffron Senior Associate Director,
Gift Planning 617-552-8535 denise.heffron@bc.edu
Megan McCarthy
Megan McCarthy ’07 Associate Director,
Gift Planning 617-552-3448 megan.mccarthy.6@bc.edu
Joe Richardson
Joe Richardson Associate Director,
Gift Planning 617-552-9087 joseph.richardson@bc.edu
Megan Wilmot
Harry Helbock Assistant Director,
Gift Planning Operations 617-552-3045 harry.helbock@bc.edu
Megan Wilmot
Megan Wilmot Development Assistant,
Gift Planning 617-552-3016 megan.wilmot@bc.edu

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