SOUTH BOSTON — More than 350 guests attended the Corey C. Griffin Foundation’s Summer Cocktail Party that was held on August 5, 2019 at Coppersmith. The late Corey Griffin played hockey in college and he worked with a number of hockey players in raising money for charity. The host committee included a who’s who of the NHL world: Brian Boyle (Nashville Predators); Cory Schneider (New Jersey Devils); Chris Wagner (Boston Bruins); Charlie Coyle (Boston Bruins);…

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EASTON — 200 guests attended the Trinity Catholic Academy’s TCA Shields Award Dinner at which they honored the 2019 recipients of the Thomas F. and Mary J. Shields Award and the Senator Thomas P. Kennedy Legacy Award. The dinner, which raised $300,000, was held on the campus of Stonehill College in Easton on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Boston philanthropist Jack Connors was the evening’s host. Money raised helps pay tuition for students and support Catholic…

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BACK BAY — Boston College president Father William Leahy was honored at the Catholic Extension’s inaugural award dinner at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on March 20, 2018. Father Leahy received the Spirit of Francis Award “for his commitment to provide theological education to Catholics from under-resourced mission dioceses.” Leahy was honored by Cardinal Sean O’Malley at the event, which was emceed by radio host Candy O’Terry. The Boston Pilot reported that in remarks before presenting…

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THEATER DISTRICT — More than 1,000 people packed the Royale Boston for Coreyfest 2017 to support the Corey C. Griffin Charitable Foundation‘s efforts to fund a number of initiatives in Boston. The sold-out event, which was held on Nov. 2, 2017, featured a performance by country music superstars Old Dominion. Funds raised support the many children’s healthcare and educational initiatives including Boston Children’s Hospital, Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy in Dorchester, the Ron Burton…

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  I just wanted to take a moment to remember Tom “Red” Martin, who could claim multiple titles including philanthropist and friend to many. Tom died recently and the Boston Globe ran a wonderful obituary, which you can read via this link.  He was 79. Tom was featured in my fifth book, “Boston: Irish.” (My photo is in this post.) From Boston College hockey star to founder of Cramer Productions, Red loomed large on the local…

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