2017 Tradition of Excellence

Honoring our Community

On Thursday, May 11, Matignon held its third annual Tradition of Excellence Gala. The record-breaking event raised $230,000 in scholarships, and overall has raised nearly $700,000 since its inception in 2015.


A sincere thank you to all supporters and donors who made this evening a tremendous success, surpassing our previous years’ already fruitful efforts towards making a Matignon education attainable for all students and their families.


View pictures from the Gala HERE.

The Gala, held at the Boston Marriott in Cambridge with over 220 people in attendance, was also a wonderful opportunity to honor 3 revered members of our Matignon family, who have each left their unique mark on the school, its students, and the greater community:

Howard "Hap" V.
Redgate '64
The Late Richard A.
McCourt '64
Edward T. Nedder

Read more about our honorees HERE.

The purpose and impact of the evening were perhaps best articulated by our keynote speaker, Mardochee Sylvestre ‘17, who stated that her career goal is to return to Matignon as a faculty member to teach math and to emulate the guidance and support she herself received from her teachers.

“As I am headed towards this next part of my life I am extremely grateful for the tremendous influence Matignon has had on me… It is because of you that we can accomplish so much and achieve our goals. Your generosity has helped me and many other students at Matignon become successful. So rest assured, your support is creating something truly amazing.”

Thank you again to all who made this night an outstanding and impactful celebration of our community.  We especially thank our planning committee and all our supporters from the evening. View our program book for all the details from the celebrations! We look forward to seeing you at future Matignon events!

A special thank you to our
Lead Sponsors for the event!

Presenting Sponsors:
Richard D'Amore '71
Nancy '66 and Edward Holleran '65
Ellen Nolan '62 and Frank Previte
Susan '64 and Hap Redgate '64

Excellence Sponsors:
Rebecca Anne Boylan '67 and Thomas Sidlik
Ginger McCourt and Family

Education Sponsor:
Christine M. and Christopher P. Harvey '79

Respect Sponsor:

2017 Gala Planning Committee:

Edward Holleran ’65, Honorary Chair
Barry Sloane, Honorary Chair
Linda Sloane Kay, Honorary Chair

Anthony Budway, Honoree Representative
Edward Lonergan ’61, Honoree Representative
Terence McCourt, Honoree Representative

Marie Baird ’71, P’92,’00
Andrew Baldassarre ’77
Joseph Blake, Jr. ’77
Joseph Blake, Sr. ’49, P’77
Joe Carabello P’99
Tim Connors ’76
Mary Mahoney DiGuardia ’71, P’04
John Griffi n, Jr. ’61
Sr. Kathleen Hagerty, CSJ ’58
Chris Martin
Mary Carroll Monteiro ’77
Joe Sciacca ’82
John Sullivan ’80
Vivian Vincenzo ’92
Timothy Welsh
Karen Weidner