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Distinguished Volunteer Awards Dinner

The Distinguished Volunteer Awards Dinner has a long and respected history at Boston College. The Alumni Association is proud to recognize annually several BC alumni, parents, and friends for their varied contributions to the University, to their profession, and to society.

Please visit our Volunteer Award Nominations form to submit your nomination today.

The 2015 Distinguished Volunteer Awards Dinner will take place on Thursday, June 4, at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. If you would like to regsiter early, you may do so here at a discounted rate!

Join us for this celebration on June 4

2015 Distinguished Volunteer Award Recipients


David R. Levy ’06

David R. Levy ’06

Born in Boston, but with many other stops along the way back to Beantown, Dave Levy came to BC to continue his Jesuit experience after four years at Phoenix, Arizona’s Brophy College Preparatory. He studied communication and political science in the College of Arts and Sciences and continued in both of those fields in graduate school at Syracuse and later on the “mean” streets of Washington, D.C. Read more


A benevolent donor and a remarkable volunteer who inspired countless alumni to become engaged in the life of this University, Philip J. Callan, Sr., ’25 devoted himself not only to volunteer service, but also to the enlistment of others so that the base of Boston College volunteers could grow. In 1977, in recognition of his extraordinary commitment to this University, Mr. Callan was posthumously awarded the William V. McKenney Award for bestowing honor and glory on his alma mater.

Paul G. Delaney ’66

Christine S. Suchy ’14

Chrissy Suchy grew up in the town of Wilton, Conn. While completing a double major in economics and communication and a minor in women and gender studies, Suchy was president of the club water polo team, led a 48Hours retreat, and co-chaired the Senior Class Gift Committee, becoming the public face of the highly successful 2014 campaign. Read more


A dedicated volunteer, James F. Stanton ’42 worked with the students of Boston College in the 1960s to establish the first Senior Class Gift program, with the goal of inspiring lifelong giving to Boston College. In recognition of his efforts, Jim earned the William V. McKenney Award as Outstanding Alumnus of the Year in 1963, and he received the Presidential Bicentennial Award “Râle Medal” in 1976. The Stanton Award is presented to a past member or members of the Senior Class Gift Committee in recognition of outstanding volunteer service and leadership. The award honors a graduate whose work on the committee exemplifies the many efforts of James F. Stanton ’42 on behalf of Boston College.

Paul G. Delaney ’66

Paul G. Delaney ’66, P’95, ’99

Paul Delaney has served as founder and chair of the Boston College Veterans Alumni Network (BCVAN), co-chair of the Boston College Veterans Memorial, a charter member of the BC Veterans Remembrance Committee, and chair of the nominating committee for the BC Alumni Association Board of Directors. His efforts have resulted in countless numbers of alumni veterans reengaging with the University. Read more


Named after John J. Griffin, Sr., ’35, H’72, who was one of the University’s most dedicated contributors, this award recognizes the crucial role that volunteers play in Alumni Association programming, which is a cornerstone of the University’s advancement efforts. The Griffin Alumni Association Award is presented to an outstanding volunteer whose meritorious service on behalf of Boston College contributed to the advancement of the academic mission of higher education in the Jesuit tradition at the grassroots level of the alumni organization.

Vincent J. Quealy, Jr., '75, P'06, '07, '10

Drake G. Behrakis '86

Drake Behrakis is president of Marwick Associates, a real estate investment and development company located in Lexington, Mass. Marwick is the real estate arm of a family owned, privately held investment company. Behrakis is also active in the Behrakis Foundation, the family’s philanthropic vehicle. Behrakis’ engagement as both a volunteer and as a donor has expanded throughout the years. Read more

The highest honor bestowed by the Alumni Association, this award was created in 1936 in honor of its first recipient, William V. McKenney 1915. The award recognizes a Boston College graduate whose outstanding service to a chosen profession, community, or cause reflects honor on the University.

Liliane A. and Christian W.E. Haub, P’13, ’14, ’17

Liliane A. and Christian W.E. Haub, P’13, ’14, ’17

Liliane and Christian Haub have been the co-chairs of the Parents Leadership Council at Boston College since 2011. In this role, they have helped to engage a growing network of current-student parents with BC and, at the same time, spread the message of BC’s increasing reputation for excellence nationally and even internationally. Read more

Jim Cleary ’50, H’93, was founder of the Fides and President’s Circle annual giving societies. He was co-chair of the University’s first truly ambitious capital campaign, which began in 1988 and well exceeded its goal. Jim was also the creator of our highly successful Pops on the Heights program. His ideas and energy propelled Boston College’s development program to a new level of achievement. Accordingly, this special award is presented to University Advancement volunteers who have distinguished themselves as masters by providing ideas, energy, and leadership.

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