Boston College

Boston College (BC) is a private Roman Catholic Jesuit research university located in the village of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA. The main campus is bisected by the border between the cities of Boston and Newton. It has 9,200 full-time undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students. Its name reflects its early history as a liberal arts college and preparatory school in Boston's South End. It is a member of the 568 Group and the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Its main campus is a historic district and features some of the earliest examples of collegiate gothic architecture in North America.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$594,590 Given
Information

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

covers roughly through Q4 2013
  • Top Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
  • State vs. Federal

    in dollars
  • Top PAC Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
View all campaign finance data for Boston College Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Lobbying

$2,030,000 Spent
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

covers roughly through Q4, 2013

Lobbying on Behalf of Boston College

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Fed Budget & Appropriations,
    • Education,
    • Aerospace,
    • Defense,
    • Economics & Econ Development,
    • Energy & Nuclear Power,
    • Environment & Superfund,
    • Foreign Relations,
    • Fuel, Gas & Oil,
    • Government Issues
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    H.R.5857 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2013
    S.3241 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2013
    H.R.2641 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008
    H.R.2764 Executive Office of the President Appropriations Act, 2008
    H.R.5386 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007
    H.R.5522 Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2007
    H.R.5576 Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, the District of Columbia and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007
    S.1751 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2008
    S.3708 Department of Education Appropriations Act, 2007
    H.R.1 Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
View all lobbying data for Boston College Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 239 dockets; Submitted to 16 dockets
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All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "Boston College" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Federal Spending

13 grants
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Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.

Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.

Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.

covers through USASpending.gov's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
grant
Boston College 2007 Social Security Administration BOSTON COLLEGE & AFFILIATED INSTITUTIONS: RETIREMENT RESEARCH CENTER $2,468,887
grant
Boston College 2001 Social Security Administration TO CONDUCT OUTREACH & DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS TO IDENTIFY NEEDY AGED, BLIND & DISABLED INDIVDUALS POTENTIALLY ELIGIBLE FOR SSI $2,084,380
grant
Boston College 2001 Energy, Department Of HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUC- TIVITY RESEARCH FACILITY $1,918,000
grant
Boston College 2004 Social Security Administration TO CONDUCT OUTREACH & DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS TO IDENTIFY NEEDY AGED, BLIND & DISABLED INDIVDUALS POTENTIALLY ELIGIBLE FOR SSI $1,885,494
grant
Boston College 2000 Social Security Administration TO CONDUCT OUTREACH & DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS TO IDENTIFY NEEDY AGED, BLIND & DISABLED INDIVDUALS POTENTIALLY ELIGIBLE FOR SSI $1,803,950
grant
Boston College 2002 Social Security Administration TO CONDUCT OUTREACH & DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS TO IDENTIFY NEEDY AGED, BLIND & DISABLED INDIVDUALS POTENTIALLY ELIGIBLE FOR SSI $1,677,283
grant
Boston College 2000 National Science Foundation XYZ ON A CHIP: DEVELOPMENT AND FABRICATION OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL MICRODEVICES $1,486,680
grant
Boston College 2005 National Science Foundation URBAN ECOLOGY, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, AND INQUIRY SCIENCE FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS $1,289,637
grant
Boston College 2010 National Institutes Of Health MODULAR SOFTWARE FOR SEQUENCE DATA QUALITY CHECKING ALIGNMENT & VARIANT-CALLING $1,157,137
grant
Boston College 2009 National Institutes Of Health MODULAR SOFTWARE FOR SEQUENCE DATA QUALITY CHECKING ALIGNMENT & VARIANT-CALLING $1,092,563
View all grant & loan data for Boston College View all contract data for Boston College Sources: USASpending.gov

Advisory Committees

133 people on 79 committees
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Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.

The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "Boston College" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle National Science Foundation 96 people on 49 committees
  • Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 18 people on 18 committees
  • Toggle National Endowment for the Humanities 14 people on 1 committee
  • Toggle National Endowment for the Arts 1 person on 3 committees
  • Toggle Department of Education 2 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle Department of Transportation 1 person on 2 committees
  • Toggle Small Business Administration 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of State 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Energy 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for Boston College