32nd Annual Wall Street Council Tribute Dinner

Although we cannot celebrate in person at the Wall Street Council Tribute Dinner, the Boston College community recognizes the outstanding achievements of the Class of 2020 Presidential Scholars.

To become a Presidential Scholar, one must not only possess outstanding academic and intellectual potential, but also be a person of great character and integrity. In their passion to make the world a better place, Presidential Scholars demonstrate their commitment to the Boston College mission.

We congratulate these 14 exceptional men and women on their graduation.

“Go, set the world aflame.”


Meet the Class of 2020 Presidential Scholars


Five Transformative Lessons

Leena Rijhwani ’20, who was selected to share remarks at this year’s Tribute Dinner, reflects on her years on the Heights.

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Your Impact on Tomorrow’s Leaders
Your generosity provides merit scholarships for Presidential Scholars, who represent the top one percent of the national applicant pool. They are competitively selected by BC based on their potential to emerge as our future leaders.

Please consider investing in tomorrow’s leaders by contributing to the Wall Street Council Scholarship Fund today.

Many thanks to our 2020 Tribute Dinner Benefactors
Jon and Mary Rather *
Lillian and Patrick Carney, The Carney Family Charitable Foundation
Dinner Chairs
Steven and Tammy Barry *
Peggy and Al Kelly *
Philip Schiller and Kim Gassett-Schiller
Dinner Vice Chairs
Geoff Bible
Mark P. Boisi, Cushman & Wakefield *
Joseph and Jacqui Canney, Parents of Julia ’21 *
John Fish, Suffolk Cares Charitable Foundation
John P. Heffernan, J.H. Management Company *
Chris and Jane Hentemann '90 *
Luke P. LaValle, Jr., American Capital Management, Inc.
Peggy and Gene McQuade
Heather K. Miner *
The O’Kane Family
Paula D. Polito, UBS Global Wealth Management *
Steve and Nancy Vincent *
Richard and Carolyn Aberman, WePay +
Joan and Henry Barry
Geoff and Rene Boisi, Roundtable Investment Partners LLC *
William Clerico and Katey Sullivan-Clerico, WePay +
Michael H. Devlin II, Curragh Capital Partners *
The Grillo Family
T.J. Maloney, Lincolnshire Management *
Ian and Chrissy MacTaggart, Brynwood Partners *
Joy and Michael Millette, Hudson Structured Capital Management *
John and Patricia Nallen, Fox Corporation
Kristine and Jeffrey Jonas +
Samine Kanwar and Thomas J. Majdanski ’02
Ginger and David McAuliffe
Kevin and Jean McLaughlin, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management *
Kevin A. Smart ’99, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co *
Marielle K. Bush
Earnestiena V. Cheng
Ann Riley Finck
Michael J. Flynn
Fiona G. Hynes
Mary K. O’Neill
Ned Roseberry
Kristen K. Sullivan
Grace Catherine Zuncic *

* Denotes members of the Wall Street Council Executive Committee
+ Denotes alumni of the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program

About the Wall Street Council
The Boston College Wall Street Council is a formal network of BC alumni, parents, and friends in the financial profession. Its leadership includes the Wall Street Council Executive Committee, as well as the Wall Street Council Young Alumni Committee. The Council provides members of BC’s broader business community with the opportunity to strengthen their connection with the University and each other through premier programming and networking opportunities. To learn more about getting involved, visit bc.edu/wsc.

We hope to see you at next year’s Wall Street Council Tribute Dinner,
Thursday, April 22, 2021!