Giving That Keeps on Giving

CULLOM DAVIS and BRIDGET DAVIS, parents of Tyler Davis (CGS’20, COM’22), have established an endowment for the Newbury Center, providing support for first-generation students, including stipends for conferences, travel, research, room and board, as well as dedicated funds for support in the event of personal emergencies.

Thanks to the generosity of BU alumni and trustees, the Robert A. and Beverly A. Brown Faculty Fellows in Computing & Data Sciences Fund has been created to support research, related travel, and other scholarly pursuits for distinguished faculty in the field.

The Travis Roy Foundation, established by the late TRAVIS ROY (COM’00, Hon.’16), who was paralyzed in a hockey accident his freshman year at BU, has given $1 million to the Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences. The Travis M. Roy Endowed Scholarship Fund will support graduate students studying occupational or physical therapy.

Trustee PETER WEXLER (Questrom’93) made a $5 million gift to provide fellowships in the Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences. The Wexler Fellowships are awarded to PhD candidates, supporting them as they explore areas of study and devise new ways to research.

Chair Emeritus of the Board of Trustees KENNETH FELD (Questrom’70) has given $5 million to the College of Communication to create the Feld Family Initiative for Civic Science Communication. The initiative will advance civic engagement on science issues impacting individuals, communities, and the larger world.

Two $1 million donations have been made to BU’s Center on Forced Displacement, one by an anonymous donor and the other from BU Trustee Emeritus RICHARD C. SHIPLEY (Questrom’68,’72, Hon.’22) and FEYZA SHIPLEY. The funding will develop new research and provide resources for faculty, students, and staff to better understand the challenges experienced by displaced communities.