Boston College Law School Portrait of Joe Vanek

Winter 2015

A Campaign to Remember

As BC Law kicks off 2015, we have much to celebrate. The Law School is thriving, evidenced by the high spirits among faculty, staff, and students, and by the growing excitement among alumni and beyond. Last year, we celebrated several key faculty hires, the launch of the Center for Experiential Learning, and the unprecedented success of the 3L Gift Campaign—an outstanding 96 percent of graduating students made a gift, which speaks volumes about how they view their law school experience.

As alumni, many of us contributed to another magnificent success: a record-breaking fundraising year. Notably, this success is not the result of a single gift but rather because more and more people—like you—are making BC Law their philanthropic priority. When we join together as a community, we can accomplish anything.

This year, we will reach new historic heights. Thanks to the generosity of Jerry and Phyllis Rappaport, BC Law is now home to the Rappaport Center, which operates the Rappaport Fellowship Program and a prestigious speaker series that convenes policymakers and academics to address pressing policy issues facing Boston and the Commonwealth. BC Law was chosen through a competitive process among area law schools, just one more sign of our school’s greatness, and a well-deserved recognition of our distinctive commitment to public service.

We are now well-positioned to sail far past our $50 million goal by the close of BC’s Light the World Campaign. I encourage every graduate of BC Law to be part of this decisive moment in our history. Please join me in this final phase of the campaign by making—or increasing—your generous contribution toward Light the World—a campaign that will go down in Law School history.

Joe Vanek ’87
Chair, Dean’s Advisory Board

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