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Page 8 POST-GAZETTE, JUNE 5, 2015 Christo[ her Columbus and Julie Billiart High School 70 'h Anniversary Celebration Nino DiIanni On Sunday, May 3 i, 2015, the Christopher Columbus High School Class of 1957 sponsored a 70 th anniversary celebrating the founding of Columbus and Julie Billiart High School. The school was founded in 1945 by the Archdiocese of Boston as Columbus High School, within three years the schools were separated in name, Columbus being the boy's school under the direction of the Franciscan Fathers of the Immaculate Conception Province and Julie Billiart, the girl's school, under the direction of the Notre Dame sisters. Sunday's celebration be- gan with a Mass at St. Leonard Church with Father Robert Caprio O.F.M., as cel- ebrant and Bishop Maurus Muldoon O.F.M., as co-cel- ebrant and homilist. Father Caprio was a former princi- pal from 1982 to 1985 and Bishop Maurus Muldoon a graduate of the Class of 1956. Also present as co-cel- ebrants were graduates Fa- ther Joseph ScorzelIo (1962) and Father Patrick Mc- Laughlin (1953). Father L-R: Father Pat McLaughlin, Fr. Robert Caprio, Roger Mustone, Arthur Lauretano, Nino Dilanni, Bishop Maurus Muldoon, Brother Chuck Trebino, Fr. Joseph Scorzello, Fr. Claude Scrima Claude Scrima O.F.M., Paro- chial Vicar of St. Leonard Church and Brother Court- land Campbell O.F.M., as- sisted at the Mass. Alumni of Columbus and Julie Billiart as well as their guests attended the Mass and the reception that fol- lowed. In total there were approximately 80 people present. All proceeds will be do- nated to the St. Leonard Church building fund and to the St. Christopher Friary in the North End, a home for elderly priests. Bishop Maurus Muldoon OFM Janice Seaparotti Nino Dilanni and John Ranauro Roger Mustone Father Robert Caprio OFM Arthur A. Lauretano Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Honors Howard K. Koh, MD' and the New England Council Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) recently honored Howard K. Koh, MD, professor of the practice of public health leadership and director of the Leading Change Studio at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health with its Dr. Jim O'Connell Award. The award is given each year to a person who embodies the spirit of BHCHP, an or- ganization that provides medical services to the most vulnerable members of soci- ety. BHCHP also honored John T. Hailer, chairman of The New England Council and president and CEO of Natixis Global Asset Management, and James T. Brett, presi- dent and CEO of the Coun- cil, with its Tim Russert Award for their work raising public consciousness of is- sues of health and homelessness. The awards were pre- sented at BHCHP's Medicine that Matters Gala, Wednes- day, May 6  at the Renais- sance Boston Waterfront Ho- tel. Some 450 supporters at- tended the gala, which raised $500,000 and com- memorated BHCHP's 30 th year of earing for Boston's "Medicine that Matters" gala co-chair Ed Murphy, right, with Robert Popeo homeless families and adults. "For almost two decades, Howard has been an ardent champion of the work of Bos- ton Health Care for the Homeless Program," said BHCHP CEO Barry Bock. "His partnership with us began in the late 1990s when, as Mas- sachusetts' commissioner of public health, he convened a task force to investigate a rash of premature deaths among the city's street popu- lation. Since then, we have been thrilled to collaborate with Howard on a number of projects focusing on reduc- ing morbidity and mortality among Boston's most vul- nerable population -- home- Amy Sennett, Daniel Koh and Dr. Zirui Song less men and women." Bock also lauded Hailer and Brett: "Under the lead- ership of John and Jim, the New England Council has been an incredibly effective and committed ambassador for BHCHP, educating the business community about our mission, which in turn has led to an abundance of meaningful partnerships and relationships for us," said Bock. "The Council championed our cause when much of the city did not know we existed and for that, we are eternally grateful." Other VIP guests included Governor Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, former Governor Michael Former Governor Michael Dukakis, gala emcees Anthony Everett and Mary Richardson, and honoree Dr. Howard Koh Gala honorees Jim Brett Boston Health Care for the and John Hailer of the New Homeless Program Board of England Council Directors Chair Brett Painchaud and his wife Joanna (Photos by Roger Farrington) Dukakis, BHCHP president co-chairs were James D. and co-founder Dr. Jim Gallagher, Executive Vice O'Connor, and Hill, Holliday, President, General Counsel Connors, Cosmopulos & Chief Administrative Of- founder Jack Connors. Gala (Continued on Page 13)