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. Members of the Society make an annual leadership gift of $1,000 or above to St. Mary's.

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 22nd Cushing Society Celebration honoring Fr. Edwin Leahy, Headmaster at St. Benedict's Preparatory School and William F. Connell '55 Service Award Recipient John Tegan '59 was held April 11, 2018 at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. Enjoy highlights of the event below.

Cushing Award Honorees

2018
Fr. Edwin Leahy
2016
Tom and Marill Demakes
2015
Cardinal Seán Patrick O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap.
2014
Reverend Brian J. Shanley, O.P.
2013
Dr. Mary Grassa O'Neill
2012
Monsignor Paul V. Garrity
Owen B. Lynch '52
2011
Robert J. Devereaux '52
Thomas W. O'Brien '52
2010
James J. McInnis
2009
William S. Mosakowski
2008
Sr. Janet Eisner, SND '58
2007
Margot C. Connell
2006
Paul A. Gustafson '59
2005
Michael A. Ruane '67
2004
Anthony F. DiCroce '67
Joan Luise Hill '71
2003
Carolyn and Peter S. Lynch
2002
Jack Connors Jr.
2001
Richard J. Santagati
2000
Reverend Philip A. Smith, OP 1999
William M. Bulger
1998
Reverend J. Donald Monan, SJ
1997
John R. Silber, Ph.D
1996
William F. Connell '55