Come Home to Columb 2023

 Thank you for joining us on Saturday, June 3, 2023!

We were thrilled to welcome alumni back to Saint Cols in person for our annual alumni event. Nino Gilarde '89, Chair of the Board of Trustees, will be in attendance to welcome guests. We celebrated the Class of 1973's 50th reunion and honored our 2023 Distinguished Alumnus, Kelly (Gillen) McGrath '89. There is still time to donate to the Alumni Scholarship Fund at the link below!

Reunion activities included:
4 p.m. - Alumni Mass at St. Columbkille Church (321 Market Street, Brighton, MA 02135)
5 - 7 p.m. - Gathering on the plaza with heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks at Saint Columbkille Partnership School (25 Arlington Street, Brighton, MA 02135)

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Saint Columbkille Partnership School Head of School Jen Kowieski, Distinguished Alumna Kelly Gillen McGrath '89, Chair of the Board of Trustees Nino Gilarde '89, Chief Advancement Officer Kate Ward


2023 Distinguished Alumni Award: Kelly (Gillen) McGrath '89


This year's Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to Kelly (Gillen) McGrath '89. We are excited to honor and celebrate Kelly and her family this year. Kelly is a dedicated life-long Brighton resident and currently serves as Executive Director of Brighton Main Streets. Kelly graduated from Saint Columbkille in 1989 and her daughter graduated from 8th grade here in 2020. Since 2018, Kelly has held a number of positions at the Brighton Elks Lodge. She served as the 2022 Grand Marshall of the Allston/Brighton Parade and has participated in a number of Impact Advisory Groups for local real estate developments. Kelly currently sits on the Allston Board of Trade, the Brighton Allston Improvement Association, and the Allston Brighton Fund. She has been an active member of the Saint Columbkille Alumni Association for many years, including serving as Vice President.  


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For any questions, please contact Christine McCarthy at [email protected]


Past Come Home to Columb Reunion Events