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Giving

Gifts made to the Flynn Fund afford the Athletics department flexibility to apply funds wherever they’re needed most. This type of support provides the essential elements needed to recruit and retain student-athletes who can be competitive both on the field and in the classroom.

FLYNN FUND GIVING

Current-use gifts provide an immediate boost for important department priorities, including travel expenses, equipment or apparel needs, and helping to fund scholarships not covered by the endowment. The quickest way for BC to grow competitively is to increase our current-use revenue, enabling our coaches to make greater investments in their programs. 

For example, our women’s basketball team was able to fund an overseas trip to Italy through current-use support. The trip achieved two important goals: It allowed the team to benefit from extra training days against a new level of competition; and it enhanced recruiting as our coaches were able to speak to prospective student-athletes about the unique opportunity to travel overseas as part of their BC Women’s Basketball experience.

Here are some examples of how your gift makes a difference:

  • $150 grants a new pair of sneakers for the men’s basketball players
  • $3,000 purchases a pitching machine for baseball training
  • $12,000 funds an offseason trip for women’s lacrosse, an opportunity to face top-25 opponents outside of New England
Lacrosse

GIFT FUNDS

FLYNN FUND SCHOLAR-ATHLETES

With a gift of $25,000, a donor may fund the scholarship of a single student-athlete in any athletics program for an entire year. This is a good alternative to a multi-year commitment made to an endowment and the gift provides the University with resources it can use immediately to provide financial-aid to one of our 700+ student-athletes.

CAPITAL PROJECTS

Special projects for facilities or technology provide unique funding opportunities. Current facility projects are ongoing for the Barry Gallup ’69 Sports Medicine Center and the Hoag Basketball Pavilion.
ENDOWMENTS
Endowment gifts ensure that sufficient income exists to support our student-athletes in perpetuity. These funds are invested in the University’s endowment and a percentage of the return on that investment goes to support the designation of the donor’s choosing.

RESTRICTED GIFTS

Donors who wish to support a specific varsity sport may make a contribution directly to that team. Funding provided through this medium is used at the coach’s discretion. Gifts made to restricted funds may not be eligible for donor-based seating and parking benefits.

WAYS TO GIVE

MAIL

BOSTON COLLEGE ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT
320 CONTE FORUM 140 COMMONWEALTH AVE
CHESTNUT HILL, MA 02467

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RECURRING GIVING AND PAYMENT PLANS

Using the gift frequency option through the online giving form, donors can elect to schedule their gift to recur over the course of a year or annually. This arrangement can also be made by contacting the Flynn Fund at 617-552-0772.

GIFT-IN-KIND

Gifts that consist of donated services or items that would normally be purchased by the Boston College Athletic Department may be honored for tax credit. Examples of Gift-In-Kind donations include food and beverage, athletic equipment, lodging, and transportation. Call the Flynn Fund at 617-552-0772 to discuss this option.

MATCHING GIFTS

Thousands of employers sponsor matching gift programs, enabling their employees to double the impact of their gift to BC student-athletes.

To determine if your employer participates in a matching gift program, contact your human resources department. After making your contribution, notify the employer of your personal gift to Boston College and fill out all proper forms. Finally, please mail the original copy of the matching gift form to the Flynn Fund. If your company has an automated or online service, be sure to notify us and we will provide you with additional instructions.

TRANSFER OF STOCK

Gifts of highly appreciated securities (i.e., a stock transfer) are often the most tax-efficient way to support Boston College Athletics. To initiate a securities gift, provide your broker with the gift information, including the name of the stock and number of shares to be transferred from your account to Boston College at:

Fidelity Investments, National Financial Services Corp.
DTC (Depository Trust Company) #226
Account #201973114, Trustees of Boston College
Reference: Donor’s Name

Please call the Boston College Gift Processing Office at 617-552-4844 to let us know the name of the stock and the number of shares that you will be transferring to the BC account at Fidelity. This information will help us to identify your gift and to provide you with proper gift acknowledgment in a timely fashion.

PLANNED GIVING

Including BC in your estate plan is a powerful way to create a lasting legacy that will help the next generation of student-athletes excel on the field and in the classroom. You can name BC Athletics as the beneficiary of a will, trust, retirement account, or life insurance policy or create a charitable gift annuity and designate your gift to the Flynn Fund. To learn more on how to make a legacy gift, contact the Office of Gift Planning at (877) 304-SHAW