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Our Donors

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  • Rosie Wigutoff: Helping others do what she loves
    Rosie Wigutoff: Helping others do what she loves
    Technically, Norma Rosie Wigutoff (SSW'76) is an elder caregiver. But she says she's really a "therapeutic companion," a work model she created
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  • A Passion, A Focus, A Gift for Tuberculosis Research
    A Passion, A Focus, A Gift for Tuberculosis Research
    Dr. Edward F. Parsons (MED'65) has dedicated over 25 years to studying tuberculosis and through his thoughtful planning, he's ensuring that important research will continue
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  • Ensuring BU Will Be There For Students
    Ensuring BU Will Be There For Students
    Sumner (CAS'54, DGE'52) and Shirley Sachs are devoted to each other and to ensuring students continue to have access to a BU education
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  • Engineering a Gift
    Engineering a Gift
    Karen Kullas (ENG'77) took a small action to strengthen the future of the Biomedical Engineering Department at the College of Engineering
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  • An Incurable Case of Generosity
    An Incurable Case of Generosity
    Dr. Burton Golub (MED '65), an infectious disease specialist, sets up scholarship funding at the School of Medicine
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  • A BU Love Story: Couple Gives Back Through Gift Annuities
    A BU Love Story: Couple Gives Back Through Gift Annuities
    Ernest (CAS'55) and Diana Geigis (CAS'56) found each other and a worthwhile cause to support at BU
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  • BU Through and Through
    BU Through and Through
    Beverly Abegg (CFA'64, GRS'68) may be one of Boston University's biggest fans, and is a passionate supporter of student scholarships
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  • Practicing Inspired Philanthropy
    Practicing Inspired Philanthropy
    Larry (Questrom'57) and Honey Langsam show their gratitude by supporting the Questrom School of Business and BU facilities
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  • Being Part of BU is Part of His Life
    Being Part of BU is Part of His Life
    John Connery (CAS'69) made a gift in his will to help future students share in the BU experience
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  • Donor achieves A Hat Trick
    Donor achieves A Hat Trick
    Jay Burnett (CAS'70) found a way to combine his gratitude to BU, his love for hockey and sound financial planning
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  • Showing Their Gratitude For Guidance and Support
    Showing Their Gratitude For Guidance and Support
    Donna and Doug Barnard, BUSM graduates of the class of 1965, extended their support by creating a charitable remainder unitrust to benefit the student residence on the MED campus
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  • A Pioneer Pays Back: Faculty Gift Supports Future Scientists And Honors A Friend
    A Pioneer Pays Back: Faculty Gift Supports Future Scientists And Honors A Friend
    Growing up the daughter of Russian immigrants in the 1940s, Dr. Susan Leeman achieved success as a BUSM professor and chose to honor a colleague's memory with a gift to advance research
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  • An education that framed a law career
    An education that framed a law career
    Paul Lipsitt (LAW'52) is honoring the strong ties he has to the School of Law, both professional and personal
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  • Nurturing the Next Generation of Historical Music Performers
    Nurturing the Next Generation of Historical Music Performers
    The timing was right for Robin (CFA'66) and Robert Margeson to honor their passion for historical performance at the College of Fine Arts while achieving tax-advantaged benefits
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  • Setting a Philanthropic Example
    Setting a Philanthropic Example
    Mary Jane England (MED'64), a longtime leader and advocate for health care issues, found an effective way to give back and to receive, setting the School of Public Health on a stronger path
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  • Inspiring Tomorrow's Innovators
    Inspiring Tomorrow's Innovators
    Dr. Michael Apuzzo (MED'65) cites the School of Medicine as a turning point in his life and through his scholarship he hopes to "instigate creativity" in today's medical students
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  • A World Traveler Added to Her Family's Long Legacy at BU
    A World Traveler Added to Her Family's Long Legacy at BU
    Ernestine O'Connell (CAS'43, GRS'46, SED'58) generously enhanced the memorial scholarship created by her mother in 1961, making the largest bequest in BU history
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  • Celebrating Three BUSM Doctors in the Family
    Celebrating Three BUSM Doctors in the Family
    Dr. Carl Olsson (MED'63) and his wife Mary give in honor of their family's BUSM legacy
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  • Living Simply and Giving Generously
    Living Simply and Giving Generously
    Harold Kropitzer (LAW'49) attended BU School of Law on the GI Bill and through his estate created an endowed scholarship for future generations of law students
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  • Class Spirit, and a Suite Remembrance
    Class Spirit, and a Suite Remembrance
    Dr. Roberta Apfel's (MED'62, MED'62) planned gift will help her class endow a suite in the School of Medicine's new Medical Student Residence in honor of their 50th reunion
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  • Giving Back to the Source of Learning
    Giving Back to the Source of Learning
    Joy Rohman commemorates the life of her husband Michael (MED'50) through an endowed scholarship at the School of Medicine
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  • A Pioneer in Literacy Education Leaves a Lasting Impact at BU
    A Pioneer in Literacy Education Leaves a Lasting Impact at BU
    A charitable trust set up by Margaret J. Early (PAL'45, GRS'48, SED'54) allows doctoral students at the School of Education to follow in her footsteps
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  • P. O'Dea Coughlin (SPH'79, SON'73)
    P. O'Dea Coughlin (SPH'79, SON'73)
    P. O'Dea Coughlin came to the Boston University School of Public Health (SPH) because she was enthused by the School's plans-its curriculum, its philosophy, and the fact that it was new.
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  • Stuart Siegel (CAS'67, MED'67)
    Stuart Siegel (CAS'67, MED'67)
    Medicine beckoned early for Stuart Siegel (CAS'67, MED'67), and Boston University's six-year combined BA/MD program offered the quickest-and most affordable-path to his career of choice.
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  • Chuck Cornelio	(LAW'84)
    Chuck Cornelio (LAW'84)
    After graduating, Charles "Chuck" Cornelio (LAW'84) practiced law and then leveraged his preparation and experience into top leadership roles in Fortune 500 financial services companies.
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  • A long-time BUSM faculty member gives back
    A long-time BUSM faculty member gives back
    From the moment she witnessed her young cousin's seizure Liz Brown was determined to be a doctor. "I never wanted to do anything else," she says.
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  • Jack Middleton (LAW'56)
    Jack Middleton (LAW'56)
    Just out of the Marines after the Korean War, Jack Middleton spent a year as a weather observer on the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire.
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  • Supporting Social Work Students' Pursuit of Service Careers
    Supporting Social Work Students' Pursuit of Service Careers
    Gail Steketee is a Boston University veteran: In her 31 years at the School of Social Work (SSW), she served first as a faculty...
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  • Fostering Educational Excellence for Tomorrow's Doctors
    Fostering Educational Excellence for Tomorrow's Doctors
    Service to the community. Diversity in medical education. Doctors advocating for social change. These are causes that Fred Fox...
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  • Encouraging Activism and Altruism Through Scholarships
    Encouraging Activism and Altruism Through Scholarships
    "The great thing about BU," says Pam Sinclair (CAS'66), "was that it had everything: size, athletics, diversity, social life...
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  • Giving back, in remembrance
    Giving back, in remembrance
    Tom Frost's ability to find strength in grief is awe-inspiring. Just two months to the day after the tragic death of his daughter...
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  • David Schulz (ENG'95)
    David Schulz (ENG'95)
    David Schulz (ENG'95) describes his time at BU as "excellent." In fact, he says with a laugh, "I wish I could go back there now...
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  • The gift of education
    The gift of education
    To hear Jeffrey Di Iuglio (Wheelock'78) tell it, Boston University opened doors for him that he didn't even know existed.
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  • A medical school like no other
    A medical school like no other
    For Henry Spring (MED'81), Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) provided more than an excellent education. It also gave him a community: a place of...
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  • Remote, but never distant
    Remote, but never distant
    Ann Chesley (MET'18) earned her graduate degree from BU's Metropolitan College through courses she completed online. Even without entering a...
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  • Doing Well By Doing Good
    Doing Well By Doing Good
    As David Kaminsky (CAS'73) tells it, his experience at Boston University set him on his life path.
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  • Why I Give – Sharing the remarkable spirit of Boston University
    Why I Give – Sharing the remarkable spirit of Boston University
    Little did I know when I moved to South Florida from the Midwest in 1985 how much my life would change...
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