Gasson Society members will join President's Circle donors for their
annual dinner May 20, 2001. "We thought it would be fitting
to host the University's two premier giving societies together,"
said Gasson Society Chair Thomas F. Ryan Jr. '63. "Both groups
contribute substantially to the direction and success of Boston
College. It makes sense to create opportunities for them to get
together to share perspectives on their mutual interests."
For more information about the dinner, please call 1-800-743-2453.
The 9th annual Pops on the Heights scholarship gala will be held
Friday, September 28, 2001. The event will take place in Conte Forum
and will include a performance by the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra.
The West Point Glee Club will join the University Chorale of Boston
College under the direction of Boston Symphony associate lead conductor
Bruce Hanmen. Call 1-800-767-5591 for more information.
On April 6, the National Campaign Committee met on campus for the
sixth time since its inaugural meeting in November 1998. The committee
heard from administrators Frank Campanella, who talked about his
30 years as executive vice president, and Helen Frame Peters, Dean
of the Carroll School of Management, who shared reflections on her
first eight months at the University. It was reported that 19 gifts
of $100,000 or more had been committed since the previous meeting,
supporting financial aid, athletics, faculty research, and the Center
for Ignatian Spirituality.
Outgoing Parents' Council cochairs Michael C. '72 (left) and Susan
Argyelen P'99, '03 have passed the reins to former vice-chairs Matthew
J. '72 (right) and Christine Botica P'00, '03. "Chairing the
Parents' Council gave us a wonderful opportunity to meet and work
with a great, dedicated group of people," said Michael Argyelen.
"The Boticas put in a tremendous amount of time and energy
as vice-chairs, and we look forward to their continued leadership."
For the team
A $100,000 campaign commitment from Robert Santangelo '82 will be
used to create a scholarship fund to benefit Boston College athletes
in any sport. Santangelo is a former member of the University's
lacrosse team and a partner at Off the Record Research, in Purchase,
New York. "Playing lacrosse for BC really rounded out my education,"
Santangelo said. "I formed friendships and gained experiences
that wouldn't have been possible if I hadn't been a member of a
team. My goal in creating this scholarship fund," he added,
"was to help make sure that BC students who want to play college
sports aren't denied the opportunity because of a lack of financial
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