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Couple makes gift to Academic Development Center

Photo of Jay Yost A $250,000 gift made by Jay Yost '70, JD'75 and Dee Yost will support the efforts of the Academic Development Center at Boston College. The center, which provides free tutoring, support services to students with learning disabilities including Attention Deficit Disorder, and instructional support for graduate students and faculty, serves thousands of students and faculty each year.

"Every good academic institution needs to have an organization which recognizes that people learn in different ways and at different paces. Learning is very specific to the individual," said Yost, who is a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers and leads the firm's global TICE (Tax, InfoComm and Entertainment) practice.

"The Academic Development Center allows good students to achieve academic success by helping them identify and use methods of learning that suit their needs. Many of tomorrow's leaders are going to have passed through its doors."

Yost, the father of a BC graduate, Quinby '99, and a BC student, Jake '03, currently serves on the Pops on the Heights Committee and the National Campaign Committee. He and his wife have supported the University in many ways, including gifts to the Carroll School of Management, the Pops on the Heights Scholarship Fund, and numerous other University endeavors.

"Boston College has become one of the finest universities in the country," said Yost. "I'm proud to have been a very small part of that."

Photo: Jay Yost '70, JD '75


Photographer: Bachrach


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