Boston College president reflects on historic capital campaign

At last week's convocation, Boston College President Fr. William P. Leahy, S.J., reflected on B.C.'s historic $1.5 billion capital campaign. According to the Boston College Chronicle, "Fr. Leahy cited several campaign highlights: $461 million thus far for academics, providing 31 endowed professorships, two endowed deanships and numerous centers and initiatives; $274 million for financial aid, making possible more than 350 endowed funds of at least $250,000 apiece; nearly $100 million toward Jesuit, Catholic and student formation resources and programs; $134 million for athletics, including scholarships and operating funds.

As the school closes in on its $1.5 billion goal, it's already looking toward the next campaign. See here to read more about B.C.'s big plans.  

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