The 2019 Distinguished Volunteer Awards Dinner

Friday, April 5, 2019

Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza, Boston, Massachusetts

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$25 for GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade, Classes of 2009–2018)
$50 for alumni, parents, and friends

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.

The 2019 honoree is

Steven M. Barry '85, P'14, '17

The highest honor bestowed by the Alumni Association, this award was created in 1936 in honor of its first recipient, William V. McKenney '15. The award recognizes a Boston College graduate whose outstanding service to a chosen profession, community, or cause reflects honor on the University.

The 2019 honoree is

Javier J. Rodriguez '93, P'22

The Curley Award honors an outstanding volunteer who has committed both time and resources to advance the efforts of Boston College and especially the Athletic Department. The award is named for BC Varsity Club Hall of Fame member John P. Curley '13, who is widely acknowledged as having brought BC athletics into the modern era.

The 2019 honoree is

William V. Campbell, H'12, posthumously

(Eileen Bocci Campbell will accept the award on behalf of her husband)

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.

The 2019 honorees are

Neeraj R. Prathipati '11 and Brendan N. Feinberg '11

A benevolent donor and a remarkable volunteer who inspired countless alumni to become engaged in the life of Boston College, 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 Boston College, Mr. Callan was posthumously awarded the William V. McKenney Award for bestowing honor and glory on his alma mater.

The 2019 honoree is

Kaitlyn M. McGillycuddy '14

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, Mr. Stanton earned the William V. McKenney Award as Outstanding Alumnus of the Year in 1963, and he received the Presidential Bicentennial Award "Rale Medal" in 1976. The Stanton Award is presented to a past member 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.

The 2019 honoree is

Jacqueline Elizabeth Lacovara '18