2021 MDF Mentorship Award
At the MDF Comedy Show on Saturday, September 11th, MDF Board member and son of Mildred, Rich Piltch, announced the creation of the MDF Mentorship Award –
“The MDF Mentorship Award is presented to an individual who has served as an outstanding mentor to a mentee(s) or protege(s) and has made the world a better place just by being themselves. This individual provides guidance, motivation, support, and serves as a role model in both their personal and professional life without question or thought. It truly is just who they are. They take great pride in their role in a mentee's success and are dependable, engaged, authentic, and tuned into the needs of others. Their dedication and commitment are driven only by a desire to serve as a resource, help others in their community, and make the world a better place. The care and concern for others are part of their DNA. This individual has unknowingly been a positive influence in the lives of others as well as an essential and invaluable part of their personal and professional growth and success. Mildred would be proud to call this person a friend.”
MDF was extremely honored to present the 2021 MDF Mentorship Award to Meade Reynolds and the late Jim Reilly, both of whom quietly dedicated their lives to helping others strive for success.
As part of the Mentorship Award, MDF is committed to making a $5,000 donation to the organization of the award winners’ choosing. MDF was extremely proud to make donations to Cristo Rey Boston High School, selected by Meaded Reynolds, and to the John (Jack) Reilly ’68, P’92, ’97 and James (Jim) Reilly, P ’08 Memorial Scholarship at Xaverian Brothers High School, selected by the Reilly family. Below you will find more information about both donation recipients.
Cristo Rey Boston High School, located in Dorchester, MA, is a Catholic high school dedicated to helping under-served youth ascend to the full dignity and opportunities they deserve through education and practical work experience. By offering a rigorous curriculum, a unique work-study experience, and the support of an inclusive community, they prepare their students to succeed in college and beyond with the core values of dignity, perseverance, growth, and generosity. To learn more about Cristo Rey, visit their website cristoreyboston.org.
Xaverian Brothers High School, located in Westwood, MA, is a Catholic college-preparatory school for boys committed to developing the integration of spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical, emotional, cultural, and social dimensions within each young man through participation in the highest level academic, extracurricular, athletic, and campus ministry programs. The John (Jack) Reilly ’68, P’92, ’97 and James (Jim) Reilly, P ’08 Memorial Scholarship is given to a student who demonstrates financial need and who makes a positive contribution to the Xaverian community. This scholarship is renewed annually provided the student continues to meet the academic and disciplinary standards set by the school administration. To learn more about Xaverian Brothers High School, visit their website xbhs.com.
MDF will also be creating a Mentorship Committee to collect future nominations for this award, and a volunteer-lead review process to select future recipients. If you are interested in nominating someone for this award and/or joining the MDF Mentorship Committee, reach out to Kate@MildredsDreamFoundation.org.