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Boston College Campus School

 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Lynch School of Education, Campion Hall 197
 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
[P] (617) 552-3460
[F] (617) 552-6465
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EIN 04-2103545

LAST UPDATED: 07/10/2015
Organization DBA Boston College Campus School
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No



Mission StatementMORE »

Boston College Campus School (BCCS) is committed to providing service, training and research that enhance the lives of individuals with severe multiple disabilities including complex healthcare needs ages 3-21.  We strive to ensure that all of our students with lead  meaningful, engaged lives, and be active participants in schools as well as in their communities. 

Mission Statement

Boston College Campus School (BCCS) is committed to providing service, training and research that enhance the lives of individuals with severe multiple disabilities including complex healthcare needs ages 3-21.  We strive to ensure that all of our students with lead  meaningful, engaged lives, and be active participants in schools as well as in their communities. 

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2012 to June 30, 2013
Projected Income $3,200,000.00
Projected Expense $3,200,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • The Boston College Campus School

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2010 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Mission Statement

Boston College Campus School (BCCS) is committed to providing service, training and research that enhance the lives of individuals with severe multiple disabilities including complex healthcare needs ages 3-21.  We strive to ensure that all of our students with lead  meaningful, engaged lives, and be active participants in schools as well as in their communities. 

Background Statement

BCCS was incorporated in 1970 as a special education school whose mission was to  work with students whose needs could not be met in public schools as well as providing training opportunities to BC undergraduate and graduate students. BCCS currently works with students ages 3-21 with severe multiple disabilities from over 30 school districts throughout the greater Boston area.  We provide educational, therapeutic and healthcare services utilizing a dtrans disciplianary approach to maximize student growth and developement.  Students who attend the program are funded by their school districts who pay a state regulated tuition to our program. 

Impact Statement

EagleEyes is an assistive technology that allows an individual who is physically challenged and unable to speak to directly control a computer through eye gaze or head control. This technology provides access to communication, education and recreation activities. The camera mouse technology is a free software download from the internet and currently averages 15,000 downloads per month from individuals from all over the world.   Our EagleEyes Coordinator works with individuals here at BCCS as well as travelling nationally and internationally to assist individuals and organizations interested in using this technology.  
Equal Education Opportunities 
Despite the significant challenges that Campus School students must overcome, they are capable of change, growth and progress.  Through the use of highly specialized instructional materials and equipment students who might otherwise have limited educational opportunities are able to actively engage in learning and have equal education opportunities.
Boston College Undergraduate & Graduate Students 
Many Boston College undergraduate & graduate students are involved at the Campus School.  The BC students assist in all aspects of the program in carrying out services to BCCS students.  The BC students often referred to their involvement at BCCS as a "life altering experience."  The BC students have decided on careers in education, law and medicine with a focus on assisting those with disabilities as a result of their experience with us.  
Responsive Services:
BCCS strives to provide state of the art cutting edge services responsive to the needs of our students. It is imperative to ensure that we have state of the art instructional materials and equipment as well as our practices to allow all of the students to develop to their full potential. Many assistive technologies cost in excess of $1,500 to over $20,000.
Reaching New Populations:
The program wants to ensure that all appropriate individuals that would benefit from our program are aware of the quality of services. Therefore, it is imperative that marketing practices are implemented to raise awareness across the state about BCCS.
Enhance Assistive Technology:
Improvements in assistive technology is continuous and a challenge for BCCS to maintain the cutting edge instructional materials and equipment. Therefore, BCCS must be aware of new assistive technology to improve services to our students and to identify funding to enable us to purchase this essential technology.

Needs Statement

BCCS's current strategic plan will address enrollment, marketing and financial needs of our program.  Our goals reflect the  need to reach as many potential students as possible, the provision of cutting edge/responsive services to the students, increase revenues beyond tuition income, conduct research leading to improved practices and training of professionals who will be working to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.

CEO Statement

BCCS serves as a national model for having a special education school within a University setting.  As an integral part of the Lynch School of Education at Boston College the program is able to collaborate with faculty, train university students and conduct research that leads to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities.

Board Chair Statement


Geographic Area Served


Organization Categories

  1. Education - Special Education
  2. Education - Elementary & Secondary Schools
  3. Education - Special Education

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)



The Boston College Campus School

The Campus School, located at Boston College, is a private, publicly-funded special education school providing educational, therapeutic, and healthcare services to students ages 3-21 with severe to profound multiple disabilities, including complex medical needs.  Campus School provides a stimulating and challenging instructional environment to students who have complex physical and developmental challenges involving communication, vision, cognition, sensory processing, movement, and hand use.    Students are referred to our program by their local public school districts, who are responsible for funding of the state-regulated tuition.  Using a transdisciplinary team, students are provided with special education, physical, occupational, speech, vision, music, nutrition, life skills, family social work and healthcare services.   
Budget  $3,200,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Elementary & Secondary Education
Population Served Females Males K-12 (5-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
This program in the short-term will provide the essential access to assistive technology.  In order to achieve the outcome cited in the above long-term successes, access is the pivotal issue.  Ongoing access to training on the assistive technology devices enables the students to achieve the necessary short-term objective resulting in improvements in the quality of the student's lives. 
Program Long-Term Success 
As a result of the program, 100%  of our students will have communication and mobility systems specifically designed for them with access to education, communication, recreation, and socialization.  The system will be available throughout the day in home and school environments.  The students' communication will move from more limited through gestures, vocalizations, and facial expressions to expanded, symbolic communication learning to improvements in the quality of their lives in areas of physical, emotional, and social needs.  
Program Success Monitored By 
Success of the students work with assistive technology devices is measured by data collection used for progress reports, short term and long term objectives and goals on Individualized Education Programs and  state wide assessment. Additionally, therapists maintain notes on clinical observations on the impact the devices have made on student performance. The findings from the data collection are used to improve instructional practices resulting in maximizing positive outcomes.  Service delivery team meetings are conducted on a weekly basis to enable the staff to exchange information and make modifications on individuals student programs as needed. 
Examples of Program Success 
The data collected for assessment of student success with assistive technology devices clearly indicate that with ongoing access to technology specifically designed for the individual student marketly improves  their achievement in education, communication and recreation activities.  Students have been observed to have improved independent functioning and education and communication areas as a result of their increase access to  assistive technology devices. 

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments



CEO/Executive Director Dr. Don Ricciato
CEO Term Start Sept 1973
CEO Email
CEO Experience
Dr. Don Ricciato has a Ph.D. in Educational Administration with a specialization in Special Education.  He is a licensed through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a School Superintendent and Special Education Administrator.  Dr. Ricciato provides the leadership of the Campus School and is a part time faculty member in the Lynch School of Education.  He has over 30 years of experience in the field of education. 
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliation Year
Massachusetts Association of 766-Approved Private Schools 1980
Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 40
Number of Part Time Staff 6
Number of Volunteers 300
Number of Contract Staff 4
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 47
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 301
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 42
Male: 8
Not Specified 300

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
State Charitable Solicitations Permit No
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions


Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually


Board Chair Ms. Kathleen M. McGillycuddy
Board Chair Company Affiliation Executive Vice President (Retired)
Board Chair Term Sept 2011 - Aug 2015
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Drake G. Behrakis President and CEO Marwick Associates Voting
Patricia Lynott Bonan Managing Director (Retired) JP Morgan Chase & Co. Voting
Matthew J. Botica Partner Winston & Strawn LLP Voting
Cathy M. Brienza Partner WallerSutton 2000, LP Voting
Karen Izzi Bristing Owner Equinox Equestrian Center Voting
John E. Buehler, Jr. Managing Partner Energy Investors Funds Voting
Patrick Carney Founder, Chairman and CEO Claremont Companies Voting
Darcel D. Clark Supreme Court Justice State of New York Voting
Juan A. Concepcion Associate Nixon Peabody LLP Voting
Margot C. Connell Chairwoman Connell Limited Partnership Voting
John M. Connors, Jr. Chairman, The Connors Family Office Voting
Robert J. Cooney Partner Cooney & Conway Voting
Kathleen A. Corbet Founder and Principal Cross Ridge Capital, LLC Voting
Leo J. Corcoran Owner, Autumn Development Company, Inc. Voting
Robert F. Cotter President (Retired) Kerzner International Voting
Michael H. Devlin II Managing Director, Curragh Capital Partners, LLC Voting
John R. Egan Managing Member Carruth Management, LLC Voting
John F. Fish President and CEO Suffolk Construction Company Voting
Mario J. Gabelli Chairman and Chief Executive Officer GAMCO Investors, Inc. Voting
Janice Gipson x Voting
Christian W.E. Haub President and Chairman Emil Capital Partners, LLC Voting
Claudia Henao de la Cruz Chair, Centro Mater Foundation Voting
Joseph L. Hooley III Chairman and CEO State Street Corporation Voting
T. Frank Kennedy, S.J. Secretary Voting
John L. LaMattina Senior Partner PureTech Ventures Voting
Timothy R. Lannon, S.J. President Creighton University Voting
William P. Leahy, S.J. President Boston College Voting
Peter S. Lynch Vice Chairman Fidelity Management & Research Company Voting
Thomas J. Maloney President Lincolnshire Management, Inc. Voting
Douglas W. Marcouiller, S.J. Provincial Missouri Province, Society of Jesus Voting
Peter K. Markell Executive Vice President, CFO & Treasurer Partners HealthCare System, Inc. Voting
Susan Martinelli Shea Founder and President Dancing with the Students Voting
David M. McAuliffe Chief Operating Officer & Managing Director of Investment Banking JP Morgan PLC Voting
William S. McKiernan Founder CyberSource Corporation Voting
Susan McManama Gianinno Chairman and CEO Publicis Worldwide, North America Voting
Robert J. Morrissey Senior Partner Morrissey Hawkins & Lynch Voting
John V. Murphy Managing Director Korn/Ferry International Voting
Michaela Murphy Hoag Interior Designer Treasured Designs Voting
Stephen P. Murray President and CEO CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC Voting
R. Michael Murray, Jr. Director Emeritus McKinsey & Company, Inc. Voting
Brien M. O'Brien Chairman and CEO Advisory Research, Inc. Voting
David P. O'Connor Senior Managing Partner High Rise Capital Management, LP Voting
Brian G. Paulson, S.J. Rector, Loyola University Jesuit Community Voting
Richard F. Powers III Advisory Director (Retired) Morgan Stanley Voting
Thomas F. Ryan, Jr. Private Investor (Retired) Voting
Nicholas A. Sannella Pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish Voting
Philip W. Schiller Sr. Vice President, Worldwide Product Marketing Apple Computer, Inc. Voting
Marianne D. Short Managing Partner Dorsey & Whitney LLP Voting
Ralph C. Stayer Chairman and CEO Johnsonville Sausage, LLC Voting
Patrick T. Stokes Chief Executive Officer (Retired) Anheuser-Busch Cos., Inc. Voting
Richard F. Syron x Voting
Elizabeth W. Vanderslice x Voting
David C. Weinstein, J.D. Chief of Administration (Ret.) Fidelity Investments Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Dr. Susan Bruce -- Voting
Dean Susan Gennaro -- --
Dr. Pat Keating -- --
Ms Maureen Kenny -- --
Mrs. Carolyn Lynch -- --
Mr Owen Lynch, Esquire -- --
Dr. Don Ricciato -- --
Mr. Leo Sullivan -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 0
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 0%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 0%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2010 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2012 to June 30, 2013
Projected Income $3,200,000.00
Projected Expense $3,200,000.00
Form 990s

2011 bccs 990

2010 bccs 990

2009 bccs 990

Audit Documents

2012 Audit for BC

2011 Audit for BC

2010 Audit for BC

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Total Revenue $3,266,363 $2,905,777 $3,156,960
Total Expenses $3,115,464 $3,426,827 $3,331,379

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
-- -- --
Government Contributions $3,137,641 $2,855,172 $3,105,109
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- $62 $3,189
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $3,137,641 $2,855,110 $3,101,920
Individual Contributions $128,722 $50,605 --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- $51,851

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Program Expense $2,743,401 $2,717,680 $2,646,451
Administration Expense $372,063 $709,147 $684,928
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.05 0.85 0.95
Program Expense/Total Expenses 88% 79% 79%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Total Assets -- -- --
Current Assets -- -- --
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities -- -- --
Total Net Assets -- -- --

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --

Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) 100.0%
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities nan nan nan

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets nan% nan% nan%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments

Financial data listed above in the charts and graphs is per UFR forms filed with the state for the Campus School. Asset data was not available on these records.  990s and audits are for Boston College.


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.


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