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Message from the Leadership

The extraordinary story of Beyond Boundaries is one written by more than 100,000 individuals. Alumni, parents, friends, students, faculty, and staff, among many others, contributed to an achievement unlike any other in Tufts’ history.

We measure the success of this $1.2 billion campaign not only by its impact on faculty and students, but also by its ability to ignite unprecedented philanthropy. Fifty percent of all alumni made Tufts a priority. This is a significant milestone for the university. For this clarity of purpose and mission, we are indebted to the leadership of Larry Bacow. Early in his presidency, President Bacow described a “university poised”—one well-positioned for greatness. Through Beyond Boundaries, Tufts’ character, strengths, and potential came into sharp focus and gave donors new impetus to help the university advance.

Thanks to this momentum, we have made tremendous strides toward achieving our highest aspirations. These include ensuring access for the best and brightest students through gifts for financial aid, strengthening our international reputation for research and scholarship, and shoring up resources to recruit and support top-notch faculty. Across all the schools, faculty and students have benefitted and campus facilities have been renovated and expanded.

We are thankful for the opportunity to work alongside President Bacow and to help him, among many others, propel Tufts forward. We extend thanks to each and every person who helped make possible this remarkable transformation. The bar has now been raised, and we look forward to Tufts’ certain and continued progress.

JAMES A. STERN, E72, A07P
Chairman, Board of Trustees

JONATHAN M. TISCH, A76
University Trustee
Co-chair, Beyond Boundaries: The Campaign for Tufts