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Deanship to Be Named for Donor Marianne D. Short ’76

BC Law's largest benefactor's $10 million gift given in appreciation of school as "guiding force" in her life.


Next year, when the successor to the position that Vincent Rougeau held at Boston College Law School is selected, he or she will hold the Marianne D. Short, Esq., Law School Deanship, as a result of a $10 million gift from Boston College Trustee and BC Law graduate Marianne Short, the school’s most generous benefactor.

Short, the executive vice president, chief legal officer, and member of the Office of the Chief Executive at United HealthGroup, made the gift in recognition of the “guiding force” that Boston College Law School has been throughout her life and illustrious 45-year legal career.

“I loved my experience at BC Law School,” said Short. “The professors took an individual interest in the students and prepared us for both a profession and a calling to something greater than ourselves. They instilled in us the importance of servant leadership—the calling to make the world a better place by focusing on what we can do to help others, particularly the less fortunate. To me, that is what law is all about.”

Read the full story at BC News.

Photograph by Bob O’Connor