William J. Flynn '39
Boston College and the Athletic Association announced the establishment of the William J. Flynn Fund in 1998. The Flynn Fund replaced Blue Chips as the central way in which individuals can support Boston College Athletics.
Bill Flynn '39 was associated with Boston College Athletics for nearly seven decades as a student-athlete, faculty member, coach, and athletic director. During that time his loyalty, dedication, foresight and integrity were examples of the highest qualities in intercollegiate athletics. Flynn served as the Director of Athletics at Boston College from 1957 until 1991. The Flynn Fund will always serve as a reminder to donors and student-athletes that his dedication to Boston College was the foundation for decades of institutional success."
"Bill would be so honored that his name will live on at Boston College through the Flynn Fund, because he was always so interested in the welfare of the student-athletes," said Marie Flynn, widow of the former athletic director. "Our whole family is so honored."The William J. Flynn Fund provides our student-athletes and coaches with the resources that are necessary to compete at the highest level of college athletics. Each athletic program has benefited directly from increased support for athletics. Donations may be designated to any one of BC 's 31 varsity programs. Many parents, friends and former athletes have chosen to designate their gift to the specific program in which they were involved. Others have chosen to make unrestricted gifts to the William J. Flynn Fund which gives the Director of Athletics flexibility to use the funds where they are needed the most. Gifts to Boston College earmarked for athletics also qualify donors for membership in the Boston College Giving Societies.