from the office of gift planning

Make a Bigger Impact Than You Imagined

One perk about working at Boston College is that I’m able to see firsthand the direct impact that planned gifts have on every aspect of the BC experience. When I meet with students, deans, or program administrators, they always share how important generosity from donors has been—not only in terms of financial support, but also as a tangible representation of the donors’ belief and encouragement. Truly, gifts like yours help Eagles feel inspired.

BC’s Shaw Society members support the Heights for many reasons. But all have one thing in common: they want to make a meaningful, direct impact on Boston College. Some recent Shaw Society members include:

  • parents who established two charitable gift annuities (CGA), taking advantage of the new CGA rates—a tax-wise option to have an impact at BC.
  • an alumnus who left the majority of his estate to BC to establish a fund for student-athlete mental health initiatives.
  • a widow of a deceased BC alumnus who added BC to her estate to support financial aid.
  • a friend and local radio listener who included WZBC radio station in her estate plans.

Throughout this issue, you’ll see that planned gifts can take many forms, from a simple bequest or beneficiary designation, to more complex options. What’s more, you will read how the SECURE Act 2.0 makes it easier than ever to save for retirement while also strengthening BC.

We are always here to answer your questions and work with you to tailor your planned gift to your interests. Contact us at 877-304-SHAW or You are indispensable to the mission of Boston College and we are so grateful for your generosity.



Ericka L. Webb
Executive Director of Gift Planning

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