Summer 2020


A Source of Strength

by Ericka L. Webb, Director of Gift Planning

What a long, strange summer this has been, as a global pandemic, widespread unrest, and economic turmoil have upended so much of what we take for granted. But even throughout these challenges, Boston College has remained a source of strength and inspiration—moving online to protect our students’ health, seeking to spread Jesuit values of inclusiveness and peace, and carefully stewarding our resources to ensure the University’s financial stability.  

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Paying It Forward

Paying It Forward

An unrestricted bequest provides Boston College with security for the future.

Flexibility For the Future
Estate Planning in the Time of COVID-19

BC’s First-ever Engineering Program

Starting next fall, Boston College will launch a brand-new, human-centered engineering program. Among the first of its kind, the program will be closely physically located in the new state-of-the-art Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society—will combine BC’s liberal arts core with foundations of engineering, design and systems thinking applications, and service-focused capstone experiences. Faculty and students will work in collaborative teams and across disciplines to find solutions that address critical human needs in the areas of health, energy, and the environment. Visit for more information.

University Leader Perspectives

In April, Boston College launched Beacon Leadership Conversations, a virtual series hosted by Jim Husson, senior vice president for University Advancement. Each one-hour discussion features campus leaders sharing first-hand perspectives about ways in which Boston College is adapting during the unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19. Topics include the need to pivot to remote learning, the need for racial justice in American and a new forum to begin in the fall as well as other topics about student life and our nursing alumni making an impact in our communities. Watch and listen to these recorded conversations at that are available as webinars or podcasts.

Eagles For Eagles Fund Update

This spring, many from the BC community immediately rallied to support fellow Eagles who were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. David Griffith ’68, P’00, ’02, ’06, University Trustee and chair of the Shaw Society noted, “Given what a challenging year it’s been, I knew there was no better time than now to give to the Eagles for Eagles Fund. Raising more than $1.3 million for those in need during these unprecedented times, the fund demonstrates what an immense impact we can make when we come together as men and women for others.” Visit to see the impact and show your support.

Boston College: Today, Tomorrow, Always

On what would have been Commencement day, Boston College alumni community reflected on the past and welcomed the Class of 2020 into the BC family by sharing a Class of 2020special video with the entire University community. “Boston College: Today, Tomorrow, Always” includes vintage images from the Heights over the years, while sharing images of alumni today with “For Boston” performed by Nova Wang ’21. Watch the video at to experience this memorable celebration.

Welcome New Members

Over forty alumni, parents, and friends have made planned gifts to Boston College since the Spring 2020 issue of Bookmarks. We are proud to recognize their support with membership in the University’s prestigious Shaw Society.

Jose R. Andrade ’86, P’14

Kathleen A. Annulli ’73

Stephen Barrett Jr., MBA’78, P’02

Ruth T. Barrett, P’02

Catherine L. Baumann, Esq., JD’88, P’18

Chad C. Best

Robert H. Blute ’51*

David A. Capozza ’02

Robert R. Catalano ’50, MBA’68

James F. Driscoll Jr. ’51, P’79, ’81, ’84*

Dino Farina

Susan H. Farina, Esq., JD’94

George Gamble, P’98*

Olga C. de Goizueta*

Kenneth B. Henriksen ’77

Anne C. Jaquiss, P’20

Edgar M. Johnson

Fatima N. Johnson, MS’61, PhD’64

Edward J. Kazanowski Jr. ’58*

Benjamin Ligas, MBA ’21

Rowayne D. Maguire, P’10

Thomas M. Maguire, P’10

Ann T. Mancini, P’81, ’83, ’84

Wayne P. Marshall ’67

Kevin L. Masse ’94

Michele M. Masse

James Patrick Massman ’89, P’20, ’23

Thomas L. Myles, MA’74

Donald V. O’Brien

Diane O’Donnell ’88, P’20, ’23

Alexander N. Prounis ’09

David J. Pyle, P’20

Vilma E. Rodriguez-Andrade ’85, MEd’94, P’14

Anna F. Ryan*

Mitchell J. Sikora, JD’69

Beth A. Steinberg

Michael J. Steiner

Joan L. Strauss ’77

Michael T. Strauss

Scott Andrew Sullivan ’13

Howard H. Swartz, Esq., ’74

Robert T. Wilde ’67

Mark D. Wiseman, Esq., JD’86, P’18

Audrey L. Yee, Esq., JD’85


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
Denise P. Heffron
Denise P. Heffron Senior Associate Director,
Gift Planning 617-552-8535
Megan McCarthy
Megan McCarthy ’07 Associate Director,
Gift Planning 617-552-3448
Joe Richardson
Joe Richardson Associate Director,
Gift Planning 617-552-9087
Megan Wilmot
Harry Helbock Assistant Director,
Gift Planning Operations 617-552-3045
Megan Wilmot
Megan Wilmot Development Assistant,
Gift Planning 617-552-3016

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