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A Thank You To Our Donors




Aug. 18, 2014

On behalf of the student-athletes and the entire BC Athletics community, we would like to welcome you to the second annual Flynn Fund Appreciation Week. Over the next five days, we will share messages of gratitude from Boston College to the 6,575 alumni, parents, and friends who made a gift to BC Athletics this past year.

Your generosity has been instrumental as we strive to fulfill our goal to have every student-athlete leave BC with a diploma in one hand and a championship ring on the other.

Throughout the week we will also raffle off daily prizes. Make sure to check each day to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

And now, to kick off the Flynn Fund Appreciation Week, our first thank you:

From the moment they step onto campus as freshmen, Boston College student-athletes work tirelessly to develop their talents and increase their skill level at every practice and with every play.

Today, we thank those of you who took the same approach to your philanthropy by increasing your annual support this year. Because of your generosity, BC has been able to support its men and women in their pursuit of excellence.

What students are saying: "My teammates and I push ourselves year-round to improve our skills and become a better team. It's inspiring to have BC alumni, families and fans doing everything they can to help us improve. Thank you to everyone who pushed themselves this year and increased their gift to the Flynn Fund. Without you, none of this would be possible!" -Kat Cooper '15, women's basketball

What donors are saying: "My years as a student and member of the men's basketball team were a very special time in my life. The connection and association with BC has strengthened each year for me since graduation. Increasing the financial and fan support of BC Athletics has been an important part of enhancing that connection. My commitment to the Flynn Fund has grown each year and it is on display each time that I am back on campus with the increased investment in athletics by BC. I am very proud of what BC Athletics is today and excited about where it will be in the future." -Paul Breen '85

Thank you to the 1,189 donors like Paul who increased their annual gift to BC Athletics during the 2014 fiscal year (June 1, 2013-May 31, 2014). Your generosity resulted in more than $3.2 million in support for our Eagles. Thank you for living our motto of "ever to excel."

Flynn Fund Appreciation Week Give-Away
As an added thank you for your generosity, the Flynn Fund will be giving away prizes each day of the Flynn Fund Appreciation Week. Visit each day to see if your name is on the list.

Today's prizes are Under Armour Gift Packages. Our lucky winners are:

Raymond Sipperley '82 - Locust Valley, N.Y.
Christopher Jones - Raynham, Mass.
Kaitlin Sullivan '05 - Ashland, Mass.
Andrea Silvano Parsons WCAS'89, P'14 - Boston, Mass.
Richard Bottaro '71, P'97, '00, '04 - Niantic, Conn.

Congratulations to our winners! You will be contacted by a representative of the Flynn Fund to arrange delivery of your prize.