Congratulations Trigger Burke!
The Newman Catholic Centeris pleased to announce that their good friend and benefactor Attorney George “Trigger” Burke has been named the 2014 Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professional Western Mass Chapter.
Fr. Gary Dailey made the announcement this week after receiving word from AFP. “Trigger Burke makes things happen at Newman and for him and his generous spirit we are extraordinarily grateful. This is an especially heartfelt tribute to this man because it comes at a time that Newman is celebrating its 85th year of ministry to the students, faculty and staff of UMass and the Five College area. Our tradition and legacy is embedded with generosity and Trigger leads this group of supporters. We look forward to National Philanthropy Day and the opportunity to honor this man in the fashion that he should be honored.”
A resident of Quincy, Attorney Burke holds the distinct honors of being an alumna of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a valued member of the UMass Basketball Hall of Fame and a one-time professional member of the Boston Celtics. A graduate of UMass in 1956 Trigger received his law degree from Boston College and an honorary doctorate from UMass Amherst in in 1996. Husband, father, grandfather, great golfer, former mayor of Quincy, former district attorney, Attorney Burke maintains a law practice in his home town.
Attorney Burke will receive this prestigious award at a National Philanthropy Day luncheon held on November 19th at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. Tickets for this luncheon can be bought through the Association of Fundraising Professional Western Massachusetts Chapter.