FALL / WINTER 2019

FROM THE OFFICE OF GIFT PLANNING

Estate Planning Benefits

by Ericka L. Webb, Director of Gift Planning

Happy New Year! In this edition, we are concentrating on bequests—gifts to the University made in one’s will. Read how two couples in different life stages have included BC in their wills and other estate planning tips and myths.

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NEWS AND NOTES

Student Formation in Action: Constructive Inspiration

The Frates family joins head baseball coach Mike Gambino and William V. Campbell Director of Athletics Martin Jarmon at the June 26 press conference announcing the naming of the Phase II of Harrington Athletics Village as the Pete Frates Center.

The Pete Frates Center, currently under construction in the Harrington Athletic Village, will not only change the daily operations of Boston College’s baseball and softball teams, but also reinforce BC’s core value of forming student-athletes who, like Pete Frates, are men and women for others. The state-of-the-art facility, set to open in the summer of 2020, will include hitting tunnels, an indoor turf field, training spaces, and a hospitality area. BC baseball coach Mike Gambino says, “The building itself represents who we are.” Visit bc.edu/fratestory to read more.

Sadly, Pete Frates passed away on December 9, 2019. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends. 



NEWS AND NOTES

Student Formation in Action: Constructive Inspiration

The Frates family joins head baseball coach Mike Gambino and William V. Campbell Director of Athletics Martin Jarmon at the June 26 press conference announcing the naming of the Phase II of Harrington Athletics Village as the Pete Frates Center.

The Pete Frates Center, currently under construction in the Harrington Athletic Village, will not only change the daily operations of Boston College’s baseball and softball teams, but also reinforce BC’s core value of forming student-athletes who, like Pete Frates, are men and women for others. The state-of-the-art facility, set to open in the summer of 2020, will include hitting tunnels, an indoor turf field, training spaces, and a hospitality area. BC baseball coach Mike Gambino says, “The building itself represents who we are.” Visit bc.edu/fratestory to read more.

Sadly, Pete Frates passed away on December 9, 2019. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends. 



Celebrating Years of Service: Pulse at 50

The PULSE Program for Service Learning—the first University program to center volunteerism in this academic context, founded by students eager to put their philosophy and theology studies to work—has offered 3.2 million hours of service to the Greater Boston community in its five decades. One of BC’s most distinctive courses, and one that alumni often cite as deeply formative, PULSE is, as BC Trustee and major PULSE supporter Robert Cooney ’74, P’08, ’10, puts it, “the BC mission in action.”

A retrospective at bc.edu/pulse50 celebrates PULSE’s milestone year with interviews with the programs’ founders, director, alumni, professors, and current students. PULSE want to hear your story, too. Contribute your own memories online and learn about upcoming PULSE 50 events.



Make a Charitable

IRA Rollover

If you are 70 1⁄2 years or older, you can make a gift of up to $100,000 per year, tax-free, directly from your individual retirement account (IRA) to the University. 

Benefits For You

 Lower gross income: Exclude the gift from your gross income for federal tax purposes.
 Meet required distribution: Your gift will count toward your required minimum distribution (RMD).

Another option is to simply name Boston College as a sole or partial beneficiary of your IRA. 

Learn more by visiting bc.edu/irarollover today or call 1-877-304-SHAW with any questions. 

Welcome New Members

Over forty alumni, parents, and friends have made planned gifts to Boston College since the Spring 2019 issue of Bookmarks. We are proud to recognize their support with membership in the University’s prestigious Shaw Society.

Byron Bolanos

John J. Boyle '62

Mary O. Boyle

Cecilia Baynes Canning, P’23

Richard J. Canning '81, P'23

James P. Costello Jr. '75

Laura R. Costello

Barbara A. Delutis '71

Christopher J. Graham ’10, MBA’14

Meaghan Mulvagh Graham '10, MA'11

Anne E. Ingalls ’74

Ann Johnson

Lawrence R. Johnson '72

George L. Keleher '65*

Christine A. Kelly ’94, JD’97, P’23

Matthew Joseph Kelly, JD’97, P’23

Brian E. King '92

Erik D. Kokkonen '93

Peter A. Lobel

Kimberly A. Martone '87

Oonagh P. McAndrew '79

Robert M. McAndrew '76

Karen D. McGowan, MAT’73

Joseph L. McKeen*

Maureen A. McNicholl '85

Maria Rita Petrillo-Bolanos '86

John R. Potapchuk ’74, P’12, ’16

Kathleen M. Potapchuk, P’12, ’16

Elizabeth H. Reilly '84, MBA '93

James J. Reilly

Dorsey Roseberry

Mariangela Sassi '94

Barbara Franconi Smith, MSW '76

Christopher J. Smith

Erin E. Smith '93

Richard C. Smith

Barbara Sullivan

Paul E. Sullivan, JD’69

Charles C. Vail ’66, P’93

Margaret O'Brien Vail NC'66, P'93

Anne Van Graafeiland '78, JD '84


*Deceased

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To add your name, contact the Office of Gift Planning at 1-877-304-SHAW

We Can Help

Contact the gift planning team for confidential, personalized help, and start building your legacy today.

Ericka L. Webb

Ericka L. Webb

Director of Gift Planning

617-552-9030

ericka.webb@bc.edu


Joel Carlton-Gysan

Joel Carlton-Gysan

Associate Director,
Gift Planning

617-552-3424

joel.carlton-gysan@bc.edu

Denise P. Heffron

Denise P. Heffron

Associate Director,
Gift Planning

617-552-8535

denise.heffron@bc.edu

Meaghan L'Heureux

Meaghan L'Heureux '15, MS '18

Assistant Director, Gift Planning Operations

617-552-1085

meaghan.lheureux@bc.edu

Layla Zeitouni

Layla Zeitouni

Development Assistant, Gift Planning

617-552-9019

layla.zeitouni@bc.edu

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