Richard W. Burke, '58: Honored with the 2019 Catherine McAuley Leadership Award

McAuley to honor leaders during ‘Celebration 2019’

Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School will hold its “Celebration 2019” gala on Friday, Feb. 1, at Beverly Country Club, 8700 S. Western Ave. This annual fundraiser benefits tuition assistance for Mother McAuley students and celebrates individuals who exemplify the charisma and values of the founder of the Sisters of Mercy, Catherine McAuley.

This year, Mother McAuley will honor Richard (Dick) and Maryjeanne Burke with the Catherine McAuley Leadership Award and induct two distinguished members of the McAuley community as Life Trustees: Sr. Mary Catherine McDonagh, RSM, and Susan Scully Schultz ’73.

Dick and Maryjeanne Burke have served charitable, civic and educational institutions throughout Chicago. As a trustee of the Daniel P. Haerther Charitable Trust, Dick has been instrumental in overseeing scholarship awards that have benefitted past and current McAuley students. Today, 12 McAuley students have the distinction of being Haerther Scholars.

The Burkes have served on the Catholic Charities Board of Advisors, and the Burke Family Fund provides key financial support to Catholic Charities programs. Dick is a trustee of the Shedd Aquarium and a past vice chair and board member of University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary. He also is on the Visiting Committee of the University of Chicago Law School and a past president of the Irish Fellowship and Cultural Educational Foundation.

Read more at The Beverly Review