The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund is proud to congratulate Dick Connolly, Jr. on his recent recognition from the College of the Holy Cross.  On May 5th Connolly received the Sanctae Crucis Award, which is the highest non-degree recognition an alumnus or alumna can receive from Holy Cross.  The Ouimet Fund was also extremely proud to make one of the supporting nominations!

Dick Connolly


Holy Cross Recognizes Alumni for Outstanding Professional Achievements and Service
Sanctae Crucis Awards presented to five graduates

WORCESTER, Mass. — Five graduates of the College of the Holy Cross have received the Sanctae Crucis Award, the highest non-degree recognition bestowed by the College on an alumnus or alumna. The 16th annual presentation of the awards took place at the College on Friday, May 5.

This year’s recipients are:

Richard F. Connolly, Jr. ’61, philanthropist; financial advisor at Morgan Stanley; considered one of nation’s most successful stockbrokers

Recognized in financial circles as one of the nation’s most successful stockbrokers and currently overseeing an estimated $3.7 billion in assets through Morgan Stanley, Connolly has vast and varied involvement in educational and philanthropic causes—raising millions of dollars for scholarships, medical research, direct service, and operational costs.  He has served in leadership positions and chaired countless fundraising events ranging from the American Stroke Association to the New England Province of the Society of Jesus. His contributions on behalf of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Children’s Medical Research Foundation, Francis Ouimet Annual Golf Tournament, Catholic Charities, Inner City Catholic Schools, Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Children’s Hospital in Boston and scores of other educational, medical and social service organizations have made the world of difference to families and individuals, neighborhoods and cities.  He lives in Concord, Mass.


The College of the Holy Cross (, located in Worcester, Massachusetts, is among the nation’s leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 2,900 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.  Since its founding in 1843, Holy Cross has made a positive impact in society by graduating students who distinguish themselves as thoughtful leaders in business, professional and civic life.



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