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    Boston Architectural College
    Office of Institutional Advancement
    320 Newbury Street
    Boston, MA 02115

    Contact the Development Office

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    Evan Gallivan
    Vice President of Institutional Advancement

    The BAC Fund
    Unrestricted annual support to the BAC provides essential resources for the College's current operational expenses. While we are a tuition-driven organization, student tuition only provides a portion of the funds needed to run the BAC in the 21st century. Gifts to The BAC Fund immediately enhance our students' design education by funding resources for curriculum development, student academic services, technology, and investments in our faculty.

    Build the Endowment
    A strong permanent endowment is the most important guarantee of The Boston Architectural College's long-term fiduciary health and success. Endowed funds ensure that the College will provide future generations of our students and faculty with the resources necessary for continued excellence in design education. Individuals or groups may endow a fund at the BAC with a minimum gift of $25,000.

    Student Scholarships Fund
    The Student Scholarships Fund provides aid to students who are in most need of financial support. Studying at the BAC is a financial investment in a student's future, and lack of significant personal funds should not prevent an inspired and motivated designer from pursuing his or her passion. Scholarships help our students afford their education and reduce the burden of student loan debt, which can create roadblocks to success long after graduation. Donors may make gifts of any amount to this fund. Every gift helps our students realize their full potential as designers. All full-time students eligible for financial aid qualify to receive a scholarship from this fund, with priority given to students with the greatest financial need.

    President's Innovation Fund
    The President's Innovation Fund was created in 2015 to support the needs of The Boston Architectural College in the 21st century. Design education and the design professions are constantly evolving, and the BAC must be agile, flexible, and committed to being the leading practice-based design school in the nation. Therefore, the College must adapt to the latest trends in technology, stay connected to its community, and challenge its students to be engaged citizens and thoughtful designers both inside and outside the classroom. Specifically, this fund can support, but is not limited to, design technology, Gateway projects, student organizations, and seed funding for college-wide initiatives. Donors may make gifts of any amount to this fund. The president of The Boston Architectural College has the discretion to allocate the funds available to meet unforeseen needs that are critical to advancing our mission.

    Faculty and Staff Development Funds
    The BAC is committed to investing in our faculty and staff to enhance their professional and scholarly knowledge. Faculty and Staff Development Funds recognize their exemplary work and commitment to The Boston Architectural College's mission. These funds provide the recipients with funding for professional travel to attend and present at conferences, travel for research, and expenses for professional development education. Faculty & Staff Development Funds also enable the BAC to increase its exposure and visibility at other institutions and across the design professions beyond the greater Boston area.