During this extraordinary year, all of us at BC High feel so fortunate to have a strong foundation upon which we rely. This bedrock is formed by many things – our faith, our vibrant academic program in the 500-year-old Jesuit tradition, and our shared vision for our boys to become contemplatives in action.
But as we share this annual report with you, what inspires me most is the commitment of so many of our alumni, parents, friends, and families whose gifts make our school stronger. Unprecedented times require unprecedented support, and when we called – you answered. As the economic impact of COVID-19 became clear, you made gifts to help provide food, academic necessities, transportation, and essential needs to more than one hundred of our young men. Most importantly, because of your tremendous philanthropic support, we will be able to provide more than $400,000 in additional financial aid to families impacted by the pandemic, and more than 70 boys can now stay enrolled at BC High.
You stepped up not only for our students, but for each other as well. Flocking to businesses and restaurants owned by BC High families, participating in our Virtual 5Ks, and tuning in to Livestream Mass each week from Loyola Chapel. We drew closer as a community than ever before and remained strong in the face of one of the biggest global challenges we are ever likely to experience.
I have great hopes that in 2021 we will all be able to gather together again in person to celebrate this incredible community. Until then, I offer my heartfelt thanks – for your gifts, your loyalty, and your commitment to our shared mission.
With Deepest Gratitude,
For more information on how you can become a member of the St. Ignatius of Loyola Society, contact Dan Kenslea ’71, Director of Estate & Individual Giving
In June of this year, 10 alumni each donated $10,000 to create a $100,000 match, challenging our BC High community to come together in support of our young men. In just 48 hours, 343 donors gave $184,146 to invest in our students – qualifying for the full $100,000 in matching funds! Below we recognize some of our “Ten for Ten Challenge” alumni donors and celebrate why they chose to give back to BC High.
The Emergency Cash Disbursement Fund was created by generous alumni, parents, faculty and staff to support students facing an unplanned emergency expense on an as-needed basis.
14 student families received help with groceries
3 students received help with clothing, medical needs, and transportation
|Giving Society||Dollar Breakdown|
|Advisor's Society||$250,000 – $999,999|
|Founder's Society||$50,000 – $249,999|
|Cornerstone Society||$25,000 – $49,999|
|1863 Society||$10,000 – $24,999|
|President's Society||$5,000 – $9,999|
|Arrupe Society||$2,500 – $4,999|
|Magis Guild||$1,500 – $2,499|
|Young Magis||$500 – $1,499|
|McElroy Associates||$500 – $1,499|
|Loyola Associates||$250 – $499|
|Cushing Associates||$100 – $249|
|Eagle Associates||$1 – $99|
|St. Ignatius of Loyola Society||Those who have included BC High in their estate plans|
BC High gratefully recognizes our donors who generously gave $10,000 or more in outright gifts of cash, securities, and property in the past year. Thank you for your generosity and commitment to our mission.
BC Hire Career Connections offers students and alumni of Boston College High School the opportunity to connect with employers to secure meaningful summer jobs and internships. Many of these valuable prospects come by way of BC High’s generous community of engaged alumni and parents. Outside of this network, local community employers seek out our Eagles, as they value the work ethic, reliability and innovation BC High students bring to their workplaces. Central to all of this is a desire and commitment on the part of our partners to mentor and guide our students and alumni as they seek to uncover their passions and become leaders of competence, conscience and compassion.