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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 2018 they had $2.5 billion in revenue and $6.3 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.$514,583,182
Program services$1,828,850,977
Investment income and dividends$32,236,070
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$622,117
Royalty revenue$3,718,361
Net rental income$15,402,704
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$90,316,623
Net income from fundraising events$-20,790
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$17,778,712
Total revenues$2,503,487,956

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
███████ █████████ █████Insurance2020-01-31
█████ ███ ███████ ██Audit accounting2019-12-31
████Investment management; $15,4302019-12-31
███ ██████████ ███Insurance agent or broker$23,6102019-12-31
...and 17 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
2University of Denver (DU)501(c)(3)$654 millionDenver, CO
3Northwestern University501(c)(3)$3.1 billionEvanston, IL
4University of Dayton (UD)501(c)(3)$774 millionDayton, OH
5Saint Johns University (SJU)501(c)(3)$781 millionJamaica, NY
6Brown University501(c)(3)$1.3 billionProvidence, RI
7University of Southern California (USC)501(c)(3)$5.6 billionLos Angeles, CA
8Stanford University501(c)(3)$7.2 billionRedwood City, CA
9Columbia University501(c)(3)$5.8 billionNew York, NY
10Texas Christian University (TCU)501(c)(3)$848 millionFort Worth, TX
11Liberty University501(c)(3)$1.1 billionLynchburg, VA
12The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)501(c)(3)$1.2 billionMilwaukee, WI
13Emory University501(c)(3)$4.5 billionAtlanta, GA
14Fordham University501(c)(3)$873 millionBronx, NY
15Baylor University (BU)501(c)(3)$1.0 billionWaco, TX
16University of Miami (UM)501(c)(3)$3.7 billionCoral Gables, FL
17Loyola University Chicago (LUC)501(c)(3)$856 millionChicago, IL
18Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)501(c)(3)$914 millionManchester, NH
19Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)501(c)(3)$4.4 billionCambridge, MA
20Tufts University501(c)(3)$1.1 billionSomerville, MA
21Harvard University501(c)(3)$5.7 billionCambridge, MA
22Boston College501(c)(3)$1.1 billionChestnut Hill, MA
23Tel Aviv University501(c)(3)$729 millionIsrael,
24Drexel University501(c)(3)$1.3 billionPhiladelphia, PA
25Thomas Jefferson University (TJU)501(c)(3)$696 millionPhiladelphia, PA