Posted on May 13, 2018 · Posted in Alumni News, General, News

Joyce McCarthy was the long time Treasurer at St. Laurence and is widely recognized as one of the school’s most revered family members. STL was a very special place to Joyce as she was beloved by the many students, parents, faculty and staff who knew her. In addition to her duties at school, the role of “mom” was something very important to Joyce – she was very proud that her sons (Mike ’72, Pat ’73 and Dan ’84) and grandsons (Sean ’98, Colin ’03 and Billy Sullivan ’99) called themselves Vikings.

To remember the important role that his mother played in his life – as well as her 25+ years of dedicated service to St. Laurence – Dan McCarthy ‘84 has stepped forward in a significant way to issue the Joyce McCarthy Challenge. Dan has agreed to match, dollar for dollar, all gifts and pledges (up to $100,000) to St. Laurence’s $5 million Defend the Glory campaign made before June 30. Currently, the campaign stands at just over $4.8 million in commitments to date – meaning successful completion of the challenge would not only serve as a lasting tribute to an iconic member of the STL family, but it would also bring the campaign to goal.

In the coming days, you’ll hear more details about the Challenge and be provided with the opportunity to step forward. For more information on how you can participate in the Joyce McCarthy Challenge, please contact St. Laurence Vice President of Institutional Advancement Bob Hogan at