September 28, 2018

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Our BC Family Tradition

In its 26th year, the Pops on the Heights’ mission still stands strong: uniting BC families together for a magical evening in support of financial aid. When we come together as a community, we can make a transformational impact helping to shape the futures for so many deserving students.

Pops on the Heights has made a BC education a reality for more than 2,000 students over the past 25 years.

Friday, September 28, 2018
6 p.m. doors open
8 p.m. concert begins
Conte Forum

View highlights from the 2017 Pops on the Heights gala.

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Three options for arena seating are available for purchase. All tickets include a light picnic dinner at your seat and complimentary beer, wine, and soda before the show and during intermission.

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Reserve a Table

To maximize the impact Pops has on financial aid, we offer a variety of table benefactor options. Each comes with:

  • a VIP pre-concert reception
  • dinner at your table
  • a spectacular view of the concert from some of the best seats in the house
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Frequently Asked Questions

We have answers to all your event and ticket questions and more!

Yes, students who choose to attend are required to purchase full-price tickets.

You may order online or call 1-800-767-5591. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

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The Cleary Legacy

Deeply passionate about philanthropy, higher education, and the arts, the late Barbara and James F. Cleary ’50, H’93, founded the annual Pops on the Heights BC scholarship gala in 1993. Jim—a BC trustee and founder of the Fides and President’s Circle annual giving societies—and Barbara worked tirelessly to help grow the event to become the University's largest annual fundraiser, which has raised $50 million in Pops scholarships. Today, Jim and Barbara's children (Kara '84, MA'91; Kristin '89, JD'93; and Jim Jr.) continue their legacy as Pops benefactors.

In honor of the Clearys, BC has since established the annual James F. Cleary ‘50, H’93, Masters Award, which is given to a fundraising volunteer who exemplifies creativity, dedication, and leadership.