Charles Flint of Boston’s North End is First Recipient BC High Driscoll Class Chairman Award

(L to R) Charles Flint of the North End receives award from J. Barry Driscoll and chairman Joseph Donahue.

Colleen Carter, Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement of Boston College High at a gala dinner celebration at Cadigan Hall on the Dorchester campus, announced the close of the most successful fundraising effort in the school’s history.

An award was established for J. Barry Driscoll on a plaque which reads: “In honor of your years of leadership and service to Boston College High School as a graduate, Board Member, Class Chairman, Annual Fund Chairman and now as our Trustee Emeritus we wish to establish an award in your name. BC High will now recognize our most exceptional Class Chairman and Volunteer with the annual: J. Barry Driscoll ’48 Class Chairman Award at Boston College High School.”

Charles Flint ’73 of Boston’s North End was the first recipient of this Driscoll Class Chairman award. John McQuillan, Jr. ’83 of Somerville, chairman of the Board of Trustees, presented the award and delivered the concluding remarks.

In 2011, when the Campaign began, the goal was to raise $75 million, the largest comprehensive campaign ever undertaken by a Catholic school in New England—a $75 million effort to enable the Jesuit school to meet 100% of student financial need. The school’s mission from the beginning– that no student should be denied enrollment based on financial need–was at the core of this campaign.

Mrs. Carter was happy to announce that the campaign thus far has raised $77,400,359, with gifts still coming in. Included in the total is $2 million which established the Mayor Thomas M. Menino Scholarship for residents of the City of Boston who attend BC High, boys, who are called Menino Scholars.

Also included is the $1 million which established a scholarship in the name of William Kemeza of Concord, which recognizes B.C. High’s retiring president’s many years of service, dedication and leadership as a teacher, principal and president and acknowledges his foresight and commitment to Jesuit education. The scholarship will be awarded annually to students with financial need.

Mrs. Carter thanked the more than 250 alumni, friends, faculty, parents and students at the dinner but she especially thanked the four chairmen who headed the campaign: William LaPoint ’80 of Wellesley, John Murphy ’67 of the Back Bay and Hingham, J. Barry Driscoll ’48 of Milton and Joseph Donahue ’74 of Hingham. Classrooms in McElroy will be named for these men in recognition of their outstanding effort and the success of the Campaign.