Donor Spotlight: Colin '92 and Colleen '95 McLane
Aug 19, 2013
Throughout Flynn Fund Appreciation Week, the Flynn Fund office will be spotlighting a different BC Athletics donor. Today's donor spotlight focuses on Colin '92 and Colleen '95 McLane of Rye, New York. The student-athletes, coaches and administration at Boston College are so grateful to the McLanes for their generosity and support. Since graduating from BC, the McLanes have given back nearly every year and have designated their annual gifts to the Flynn Fund, allowing BC Athletics to utilize their gifts to serve the greatest current needs of the student-athletes.
Colin was a four-year starter and captain of the varsity lacrosse team and set the school record for career goals scored as a student-athlete at the Heights. In his senior year, he was invited to participate in the North/South All-America Game, as well as the New England All-Star Game. He met the former Colleen Mara during their years at the Heights and they are currently raising three children - Maddie (14), Liam (11) and Colin (9) - all of whom they hope will be future Eagles! Although Colin and Colleen raise their family in New York, they continue to remain close to their alma mater through their involvement with the Flynn Fund, various alumni activities and attending home football, hockey and basketball games.
The Flynn Fund recently had an opportunity to connect with Colin and Colleen about their BC and Flynn Fund experiences. Take a look at some of their comments below:
Please share one of your most memorable experiences as a Boston College student.
Why do you feel it is important to support BC Athletics?
To what designation did you choose to give and why?
How would you like to see your gift impact today's generation of BC students?
With so many great charitable organizations you could choose to support, why do you include BC among your philanthropic priorities?
What would you say to a friend who was considering joining the Flynn Fund?
What are you most looking forward to in 2013-14 season?