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Trustees of Boston University

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Trustees of Boston University is a university based in Boston, MA that was founded in 1869. As of 2017 they had $2.4 billion in revenue and $5.8 billion in assets.

The Trustees of Boston University were incorporated by an act of the Legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1869 for the establishment and oversight of the University.

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Program areas at Trustees of Boston University

Auxiliaries - auxiliary enterprises support the mission of boston university by providing essential services to the campus community. They are enterprises in that they are generally self-supporting activities, recovering their costs through the fees or prices they charge for their goods and services. At boston university, auxiliary enterprises are designed to deliver superior quality services that are expected by the students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Research - what sets boston university apart as a research university is the breadth and depth of its research and the uniquely entrepreneurial spirit of its faculty. Researchers at bu are not afraid to cross disciplinary boundaries, as can be seen by strategic efforts to support interdisciplinary research and education in neuroscience, religion and world affairs, integrative biology, clean energy, sustainability and the environment, health care delivery, and global health, to name a few. In each case, the emphasis is not on interdisciplinarity for its own sake, but on using a multifaceted approach to solve the important and complex problems facing society today.

Form 990s for Trustees of Boston University

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Dec 20, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Nov 15, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Oct 4, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Aug 3, 2016990View PDF
2014-06Jul 16, 2015990View PDF
...and six more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Trustees of Boston University

Total grants, contributions, etc.$539,254,044
Program services$1,719,034,994
Investment income and dividends$70,029,761
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$218,584
Royalty revenue$3,526,361
Net rental income$16,166,321
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$58,465,065
Net income from fundraising events$15,423
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$9,649,749
Total revenues$2,416,360,302

Vendors for Trustees of Boston University

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
KimbiaFundraising software2020-06-15
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-06-15
██████████Marketing software2020-06-15
█████████Content management system software2020-06-15
████ ███Tax accounting; Audit accounting2019-12-19
████ ████████ ███Construction$10,769,3472017-06-01
███████ ████████████ ██████ ██████Construction$4,875,5072017-06-01
██████ █████████Fundraising Consultant$62,8502017-06-01
...and 18 more vendors

Personnel at Trustees of Boston University

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Robert A. BrownPresident$2.2 millionJune 11, 2020
Martin J. HowardSenior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer$476,840Jan. 29, 2020
███████ █████Vice President and Chief of Staff To the President-Jan. 10, 2019
████ ██ ██████Senior Vice President, Operations$472,773Jan. 10, 2019
█████ ███████Vice President , Administrative Services-Jan. 10, 2019
███████ ██ ██████Senior Vice President, External Affairs-Jan. 10, 2019
██████ ███████████████Vice President, Development-July 11, 2019
█████ ██ ███████Senior Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations-Jan. 10, 2019
█████ ██ █████████Vice President, Auxiliary Services-Jan. 11, 2019
███████ ████████Vice President for Budget, Planning-July 11, 2019
...and six more key personnel

Peer universities

1Northeastern University (NU)501(c)(3)$1.6 billionBoston, MA
2Northwestern University501(c)(3)$3.1 billionEvanston, IL
3University of Denver (DU)501(c)(3)$654 millionDenver, CO
4University of Dayton (UD)501(c)(3)$744 millionDayton, OH
5Saint Johns University (SJU)501(c)(3)$781 millionJamaica, NY
6Brown University501(c)(3)$1.3 billionProvidence, RI
7Marquette University501(c)(3)$617 millionMilwaukee, WI
8Stanford University501(c)(3)$7.2 billionRedwood City, CA
9University of Southern California (USC)501(c)(3)$5.6 billionLos Angeles, CA
10Columbia University501(c)(3)$5.8 billionNew York, NY
11Emory University501(c)(3)$4.5 billionAtlanta, GA
12Liberty University501(c)(3)$1.1 billionLynchburg, VA
13University of Miami (UM)501(c)(3)$3.7 billionCoral Gables, FL
14Loyola University Chicago (LUC)501(c)(3)$819 millionChicago, IL
15The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)501(c)(3)$1.2 billionMilwaukee, WI
16Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)501(c)(3)$806 millionManchester, NH
17Baylor University (BU)501(c)(3)$1.0 billionWaco, TX
18Texas Christian University (TCU)501(c)(3)$848 millionFort Worth, TX
19Fordham University501(c)(3)$873 millionBronx, NY
20Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)501(c)(3)$4.4 billionCambridge, MA
21Tufts University501(c)(3)$1.1 billionSomerville, MA
22Boston College501(c)(3)$1.1 billionChestnut Hill, MA
23Harvard University501(c)(3)$5.7 billionCambridge, MA
24University of Cambridge501(c)(3)$2.4 billionUnited Kingdom,
25California Institute of Technology501(c)(3)$3.5 billionPasadena, CA