Illuminating Excellence: The Campaign for Boston College High School is the largest fundraising effort in the history of BC High. With a goal of $125 million, the campaign will provide the essential resources needed to advance the school’s mission and legacy of leadership.
Strategic investments in our new approaches to care and learning will provide an even stronger foundation for students’ intellectual and spiritual formation. Support for scholarships and financial aid will enable us to recruit and graduate young men of promise from diverse backgrounds and perspectives who have the greatest potential to strengthen our community. Enhancements to our campus—including a new Wellness Complex, new collaborative learning spaces, and a new stadium— embody our emphasis on aligning the physical and philosophical dimensions of a Jesuit, Catholic education.
Achieving the ambitious goals of the Illuminating Excellence campaign will play a critical role in ensuring that the school we love endures—and thrives—as both a world-class institution of learning and a shining example of leadership in all-boys Catholic education.
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
For more information on Inspiring Excellence: The Campaign for BC High contact Kelly DeGregorio
Educating the whole student requires engaging their heads, hands, and hearts; strengthening their minds, bodies, and intellect; and offering physical resources that help them flourish individually and as part of a community or team. Despite a long tradition of producing stellar student-athletes, many of our facilities devoted to academic, wellness, and athletic activities suffer in comparison with those found at other schools our families consider. To fully deliver on our mission, we must make campus enhancements that embody our ethos of human excellence and support our commitment to foster ever-deeper connections among community members.
Building projects associated with the campaign reflect an emphasis on wellness in all its forms—providing opportunities for students to explore their interests while advancing their physical, intellectual, and emotional development. Having the latest equipment and resources won’t just make BC High a more competitive, attractive option: It will enable us to keep caring for students holistically in ways our current physical plant doesn’t accommodate. Funding opportunities include the following:
Thousands of Eagles have had their life trajectory shaped at BC High. Our alumni often describe how they were transformed by the commitment of an adult who believed in their potential. Those transformational opportunities are a direct result of the generosity of devoted alumni and friends who make the dream of a BC High education achievable. Our campaign will sustain that legacy of caring through increased support for scholarships and financial aid, so that we can always keep our community open to bright, bold, and dedicated students.
If our graduates are to embody Jesuit values, we need to provide a learning environment that reflects the world they will encounter in college and beyond. As one friend of the school said: “BC High isn’t a place you go to—it’s a place you go from.” Support for scholarships helps ensure that every new class includes highly motivated students from a breadth of backgrounds and perspectives who will one day enhance our global network of alumni. Increasing our scholarship resources also enables us to be more discerning in our enrollment efforts by engaging and aligning ourselves with students and families whose hopes, dreams, and hearts reflect and help advance our mission. Funding opportunities include:
BC High has a proud tradition of transforming promising boys into capable, caring men. To sustain our leadership in educating the whole person, we must evolve our program of student formation to reflect the world where our graduates will lead and serve. At a time when the process of helping boys become good, responsible men feels more complex and fraught than ever, we must make investments in our campus and curriculum that help students address issues related to masculinity, character, and other vital concerns through an examination of the relationship between God and self.
Using the same skills of reflection and self-assessment we teach our students, we are reassessing our curriculum to help ensure that we continue to combine a top-flight education with a life-changing formation experience. Gifts to the campaign support innovative approaches to learning and teaching that promote creative thinking and collaboration while ensuring that students are seen, known, cared for, and appropriately mentored. Campaign priorities in this area include: