Prominent Eventerprise investor, international business leader, and serial philanthropist, Rajen Kilachand, has just given Boston University the single largest donation in its history. The $115 million gift, intended for research into Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering, is not the first time that BU alumnus, Kilachand has contributed to the university. He has previously also donated generously to the Kilachand Honors College, a four-year undergraduate program. What is even more remarkable is that Mr Kilachand’s collective donations to BU fall among the 50 largest gifts to higher education ever in the United States.
This latest act of philanthropy follows a broad spectrum of other healthcare and education initiatives launched in India, UAE, USA, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa by Mr Kilachand, who is chairman of the Dodsal Group, a diversified multinational conglomerate.
“I really believe that in the coming century, leaders at all levels of society and leaders in every field must have a very strong sense of the importance of ensuring that some seven billion people have an opportunity to have a good education and quality health care. Maybe I’m asking for utopia, but unless you at least dream about it, it’s not going to happen. It’s not even going to get close.” – Rajen Kilachand
The Eventerprise team is proud to be associated with an investor of Mr Kilachand’s calibre who displays such generosity of spirit and dedication to the well-being of others. It has spurred our own corporate social responsibility program through which we facilitate sponsorships for talented African students so that they may attend internships that can help them develop career-defining digital and entrepreneurial skills. We can only hope that our own efforts one day match the magnificent contributions Mr Kilachand has made to greater society. In the interim we are just happy to share the same set of values.