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Steve Kelley '64 Night at Raider Boys Basketball

Steve Kelley '64 Night at Raider Boys Basketball

This past fall, Stephen J. Kelley '64 retired after 56 years at the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, where he transformed the lives of countless children.

Central Catholic was proud to celebrate Steve and his impact on Lawrence and the wider world at Steve Kelley '64 Night at Raider Boys Basketball.

Steve was honored during a pre-game reception and special Halftime Ceremony as the Raider Boys Basketball Team played Lawrence High School.

Support the Stephen J. Kelly '64 Scholarship

In honor of Steve's service to the youth of Lawrence and the Merrimack Valley, a scholarship has been endowed at Central Catholic in his honor.

The scholarship will support a student attending CCHS from the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence.

Click here to make a gift in honor of Steve.

  • Under "Designation," select "The Central Catholic Endowment Fund."
  • Under "Tribute Gift," select "this gift is in honor..."
    • Add Steve's name in the space provided.  

Thank you for your support and consideration.  


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Stephen J. Kelley '64, Central Catholic Champagnat Award Recipient

Saint Champagnat statue with awards

In 2005, Stephen J. Kelley '64 was the inaugural recipient of The Champagnat Award for Humanitarian & Community Service

The Champagnat Awards honor Alumni and Members of the Central Catholic community whose lives reflect extraordinary faith, service to the least favored, professional achievement and dedication to our Marist mission.

The Award for Humanitarian & Community Service

This award is bestowed on individuals for outstanding service to society and their unwavering commitment to making the world a better place. They epitomize the Marist ideal of concern for the least favored.


  • 2005 Honoree: Stephen J. Kelley '64
  • 2012 Honoree: Dr. Samuel J. D’Urso '62
  • 2015 Honoree: John F. Kaslow '49
  • 2015 Honoree: Barbara J. (Fox '51SM) Kaslow
  • 2018 Honoree: Patricia (Foley '60SM) Karl
  • 2018 Honoree: William J. Sullivan '68
  • 2022 Honoree: Ms. Patricia B. Letayf '07
  • 2022 Honoree: Atty. Michael W. Morris Sr. '59

Steve Kelley '64 with two Raiders

Congratulations, Steve, and thank you for all you have done and the example you have provided for our students!

Central Catholic High School
A College Preparatory High School of Excellence in the Marist Tradition
Founded by the Marist Brothers in the heart of Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1935, Central Catholic High School enrolls 1,300 students from over 60 cities and towns. Students come from diverse backgrounds to form a caring community of faith, learning, and service. They advance to college in overwhelming numbers (nearly 100%) and move on to successful careers and positions of leadership in government, business, industry, academia, and professions.

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Mission: Central Catholic High School makes Jesus known and loved.
We educate the whole person for college and for life, with particular care for the least favored and those in need.

Raider Athletics

Raider Athletics represents a proud tradition of excellence that enriches the Central Catholic experience for both participants and spectators.

Our student-athletes bring home State, Sectional, and Conference Championships on a regular basis while representing the school community with pride.

Central Catholic offers twenty-seven (27) Varsity sports in competitions governed by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and the Merrimack Valley Conference (MVC) as well as two (2) seasons of Cheerleading under the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators' Association (MSSAA).

More than half of our student body, approximately 800 students, compete on at least one of these teams, an experience that fosters teamwork, dedication, sportsmanship, and the pursuit of excellence, lessons that carry over into all aspects of life.