Friends of the Heights Announces Matching Campaign to Raise $1 Million

Friends of the Heights Announces Matching Campaign to Raise $1 Million

BOSTON (DEC. 11, 2023) – Through the generosity and commitment of its Board of Directors and a notable partner, Friends of the Heights is thrilled to announce an end-of-year giving campaign: The first $500,000 committed to Friends of the Heights will be matched dollar-for-dollar until Dec. 31, 2023. Once fully committed, this campaign will result in at least a $1 million total impact, expanding Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) opportunities available to Boston College student-athletes through the collective while also enhancing the student-athletes’ charitable opportunities facilitated by the collective.

This end-of-year giving campaign is backed by the collective’s Board members, including Joe Popolo ‘89, Brian Tusa ‘94, Sam Raia ’97 and Scott Mutryn ’98, as well as Boston College Board of Trustees Chairman John Fish.

“We stand firmly behind our student-athletes as they pursue greatness on behalf of Boston College,” said Popolo. “As a community, to say we support them is one thing, but to manifest that support tangibly through this campaign is our goal. If you care for Boston College, it is important to consider supporting this critical initiative.”

In partnership with the BPS Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, Friends of the Heights allows Boston College student-athletes to support local community organizations, make appearances and promote charitable causes in the ethos of men and women for others. Thus, a charity receives the benefit of the student-athlete’s time and/or use of their image, while supporters earn a tax-deductible benefit for their donation. So far, in 2023 alone, Eagle student-athletes across eight athletic programs partnered with 20 local non-profit organizations, resulting in more than 6,200 community service hours while further promoting charitable causes.

Donors who would like to participate can make a tax-deductible contribution through Friends of the Heights’ partnership with the BPS Foundation, a national 501(c)(3) organization. Donors may also contribute via check, stock transfer or wire transfer. For questions on how to get involved or make a contribution, reach out to Tom Devitt, General Manager, at

"I have witnessed these gifted student-athletes perform elite service work in the Boston area,” said Friends of the Heights General Manager, Tom Devitt ‘93. “Not only will alumni and fanbase involvement continue this impact on our community, but it will also help us compete in the best conferences in the country."

About Friends of the Heights
Friends of the Heights is a fan-driven and alumni-led Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) collective for Boston College student-athletes, alumni, and fans. Community members who commit their support to Friends of the Heights, are pledging to maximize opportunities for student-athletes to build their brand and earn compensation. In addition, community supporters gain access to exclusive events, autograph sessions, and more. Friends of the Heights is powered by parent company Blueprint Sports. For more information visit and follow @friendsoftheheights on Facebook and Instagram and @HeightsFriends on Twitter.

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Media Contacts:
Tom Devitt ‘93

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