BOSTON – Through the continued support of alumni, parents and friends, and the addition of multiple transformative gifts, the Boston University Department of Athletics recently completed another successful fiscal year on June 30, 2022.
The year was punctuated by several impactful gifts that assisted in the completion of various initiatives, including the following highlights:
Giving Day – The eighth annual Giving Day, held on April 6, saw the department exceed $1M for the fifth consecutive year. The 24-hour initiative, led by Chair Tim Burr (MET’97) and Vice Chair Bill Kamer (LAW’78), resulted in over 2,900 gifts and a final tally of more than $1.25 million that represented 42 percent of the $3 million+ raised in total across campus. The competition included 236 contributions of $1,000 or more, with 30 gifts being $10,000+ donations.
Terriers Together – The second annual Terriers Together campaign held in the fall saw over $400,000 raised with more than 1,200 alumni and supporters participating. Funding was graciously provided by Carrie & Tim Burr (MET’97), who matched the first 400 unique gifts made by alumni-athletes, as well as Beth (COM’81, Par Questrom’17) & Joe (Questrom’78, Par Questrom’17) Castronovo, who awarded bonus funds to the teams with the highest percentage of young alumni participation.
Young Alumni Participation – Athletics young alumni continued to support their former programs in 2021-22 as 40% made a gift in support of their respective teams. In addition to the several funded challenge gifts during the Giving Day and Terriers Together campaigns, the Athletics Young Alumni Council, chaired by women’s golf standout Emily Tillo (Questrom’16), continues to play a role in finding meaningful ways for young alumni to engage with their teams.
Major Gifts and Planned Gifts – Private gifts from alumni, parents and friends fueled several key priorities, including facility renovations, endowments, and scholarships that will directly impact BU student-athletes. For the first time ever, endowments were funded to support team-specific needs for Women’s Hockey, Men’s Basketball, and Track & Field and Cross Country.
This upcoming year will provide the opportunity to achieve even more. Additional plans for facility enhancements and other priorities are on the horizon as BU continues to build on previous successes and provide student-athletes with the necessary resources to succeed in the classroom and competition.
For more information on how you can make a difference on the experience of current student-athletes, visit GoTerriers.com/Donate or contact the Terrier Athletics Fund via phone (617-353-3008) or email ([email protected]).