Cushing Society Celebration
St. Mary’s established the Cardinal Richard Cushing Society to celebrate the commitment to Catholic education and to honor its generous supporters and contributors.
The Cardinal Cushing Award is presented annually to a vigorous champion of Catholic education whose personal and professional life mirrors St. Mary's mission.
St. Mary's 2022 Cushing RecipientJames G. Baldini '66
Connell Service Award RecipientsGovernor Charlie Baker and Lauren Baker &
St. Mary's 2022 Hall of Fame Recipients
Jean Mullen Irzyk ’43 †
Thomas Clinton Sr. ’58 †
William '63 and Sheila Martin ‘63
Dr. Richard Peinert ‘65
Mary Ann Calnan ‘77
Dr. Nicole Chandler ‘91
2022 Cushing Award Recipient
James G. Baldini '66
2022 William F. Connell '55 Service Award Recipient
Governor Charlie Baker and Lauren Baker
Gov. Charlie Baker and his wife, Lauren, will receive the Connell Service Award, presented to individuals who provide consistent and exemplary service. The award is named for William F. Connell ’55, whose boundless generosity to the school included a $5 million bequest. Gov. Baker has been a major proponent of education in his time in government, while as First Lady Lauren Baker helped launch the Wonderfund, a private nonprofit that provides resources and opportunities to children engaged with the Department of Children and Families.
Msgr. Paul V. Garrity
Honor Sponsor: $500