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Light the World

Light the World

Campaign giving reaches unprecedented levels.


As the Light the World Campaign draws near its end, Boston College Law School is proud to report that our alumni and friends are demonstrating unprecedented levels of financial support. Inspired by the stories of students whose education depends on the generosity of others, our donors are enabling the Law School to soar past its campaign goal, reaching heights never seen in our history. Earlier this fiscal year, BC Law received its largest gift ever from Jerome Lyle and Phyllis Rappaport. At the close of the fiscal year, we have reached an all-time record for BC Law of $13.6 million in total commitments in a single year—double last year’s record high. In these pages we recognize the many in our community who are stretching to give back to the school they love and share stories that highlight what this philanthropy enables us to achieve.

Campaign Donors

BC Law’s campaign commitments include gifts and pledges made between June 1, 2004 and present.


$7.5 Million+

Jerome Lyle and Phyllis Rappaport


$3 Million+

Liberty Mutual


$2 Million+

Arbella Foundation

Marianne D. Short ’76 and Raymond L. Skowyra


$1 Million+


James A. ’68 and Lois Champy*

Leonard F.’77 and Geri DeLuca*

David A.T.’71 and Pamela Donohue

Charles J.’59 and Barbara Gulino*



Estate of Tedd J. ’35 and Victoria E. Syak



Roger M. ’62 and Barbara Bougie*

Kimberly L. and Paul T. Dacier

Robert K. Decelles ’72 and Mary. L DuPont

Michael H. ’83 and Helen Lee

Joseph M.’87 and Laura Vanek





Hugh J. and Martina David Ault*

John F. Donohue and Frances L. Robinson

William M. Kargman ’67, P’11

Robert D. Keefe ’72

Kieran Estate

Brian J. Knez ’84

Dennis A. Lalli ’77

Miss Wallace Minot Lenoard Foundation

Joan Lukey ’74 and Philip D. Stevenson*

Raymond T. Mancini

Christopher C. ’75 and Laura Lee Mansfield

James M. ’73 and Lisa Micali*

Raymond F. ’61 and Pamelee Murphy*

Jeanne M. Picerne ’92

Ronald R.S. Picerne P ’32

Michael J. ’77 and Christine Marie Puzo*

Jeffrey S .Sabin ’77

John F. Schaaf ’51* †

William ’82 and Cynthia Simon

David M. ’76 and Lisa Solomon



Anonymous (3)


Kathryn J. Barton ’87

John F. Boc ’74, P ’07

John F.’ 74 and Carole Bronzo P ’11

George G. ’59 and Sandra Backofen Burke* P ’92

Joseph H. Burke ’92

Philip Cahill ’48*

Robert C. Ciricillo ’70*

Denis P. Cohen ’76*

Daniel R. Coquillette P ’96

John J. ’57† and Mary D. Curtin P ’90, ’88

Lidia B. ’80 and David W. Devonshire

John D. Donovan ’81 and Donna L. Hale

Clover M. Drinkwater ’81

Douglass N. ’72 and Caroline A. Ellis

Michael K. ’84 and Elizabeth C. Fee P ’15

Goulston & Storrs

John D. ’74 and Barbara F. Hanify P ’17

Harold Hestnes ’61

Ellen S. ’75 and Jeffrey G. Huvelle*

Anne P. Jones ’61

Robert P. ’75 and Jeanne Joy

Paul M. ’70 and Ellen Ennis Kane P ’93, ’92

Donald M. Keller ’83

John M. and Lizanne T. Kenney

George M. Kunath ’73

Mark Leddy ’71

Peggy Ann Leen

James Lerner ’80, P’14

David Leslie ’74, P ’07

Douglas J. MacMaster ’58

James McDermott ’80 and Sharon Bazarian

John J. McHale ’75

Kathleen M. McKenna ’78

Robert C. Mendelson ’80

Michael E. ’67 and Margaret Supple Mone P ’96

John T. ’75 and Kristin Montgomery P ’11, ’06

Daniel F. ’75 and Jane E. Murphy Jr.

Albert A. Notini ’83

Estate of Frank Oliver

Robert and Kathleen Paulus P ’05

R. Robert Popeo ’61, P ’98, ’94

Francis D. Privitera ’56, P ’95, ’95

Philip J. Privitera ’95

Michael J. Richman ’85

Patricia K. Rocha ’82, P’14

Kitt ’77 and Heather B. Sawitsky*

Kathleen E. Shannon ’75

Richard A. and Joanne M. Spillane P ’12

James F. Stapleton ’57

Debra Brown Steinberg ’79

John A. ’81 and Patrice Tarantino P ’12

Robert A. Trevisani ’58

David Wirth*

Douglas L. ’78 and Maureen E. Wisner

Joanne Caruso ’85 and Thomas ’84 Zaccaro


Ignatian Circle

Recognizes paid lifetime gifts of $1 million or more. The following donors to BC Law are members of this society.

John F. Boc ’74

James A. Champy ’68

David A. T. Donohue ’71

Darald R. Libby ’55†

Jerry and Phyllis Rappaport, The Phyllis & Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation

David C. Weinstein ’75


Endowed Chairs

David and Pamela Donohue Assistant Professorship

Robert F. Drinan, SJ, Professorship

Richard G. Huber Visiting Professorship

William J. Kenealy, SJ, Professorship

Darald and Juliet Libby Professorship

Liberty Mutual Insurance Professorship

J. Donald Monan, SJ, University Professorship

The Jerome Lyle Rappaport Visiting Professorship in Law and Public Policy


Endowed Scholarship Funds

Cornerstone Scholarships

Gifts of $1 million or more

Molly and Phil Weinstein Scholarship


Endowed Scholarship Funds

Gifts of $250,000 or more

Anonymous Boston College Law School Scholarship

Roger M. Bougie Boston College Law School Scholarship

James A. ’68 and Lois Champy Scholarship

Dacier Family Boston College Law School Scholarship

Decelles Family Veterans Law Scholarship

Bill & Lynn Kargman Family Scholarship

Francis, Josephine B., and Robert D. Keefe Scholarship

Ann and Raymond T. Mancini Scholarship

Antonio and Anthony Mancini Scholarship

Mansfield Family Boston College Law School Scholarship

Michael E. Mone, Esq., Endowed Scholarship

Honorable Francis P. O’Connor ’53 Scholarship

Jeanne and Ronald Picerne Family Boston College Law School Scholarship

Lawrence and Lillian Solomon Fellowship

Vanek Family Boston College Law School Scholarship


* Includes a legacy gift designated to BC Law School   †Deceased