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Boston Developer/Harvard Alum Chiofaro to Receive Distinguished American Award

Matt Foltz

Dan Ventura

development and management firm he founded in 1980. Since its establishment, the Company has consistently delivered highly successful and distinctive properties, both in major metropolitan areas and in the suburban marketplace throughout the region.

The Company's flagship development is International Place, a 1.8 million square foot multi-tenant office and retail complex situated along Boston’s Rose F. Kennedy Greenway. International Place stands as Boston's largest office complex.

Chiofaro is active in civic affairs in the Boston area. He serves on the advisory boards for his alma mater Harvard College, the Harvard Business School, and the Harvard Varsity Club. He also served as a member of the board of the Ocean Genome Legacy and currently holds a seat on the Board of Directors of the Boston Municipal Research Bureau.

Chiofaro was a three-sport athlete at Belmont High School, being named All-Scholastic in football (twice), baseball and ice hockey. Following his senior football season Don was named a high school All-America. His athletic honors continued following his enrollment at Harvard. In both 1966 and 1967 Don was an All-Ivy selection in football, and after his senior season in 1967 he received both All-New England and All-East recognition. In 1972 Chiofaro was selected to the All-Time All-Ivy squad.

Chapter Names 2018 High School Scholar-Athletes

Boston Herald's Ventura to Receive

Contributions to Amateur Football Award

starter since his freshman season, Foltz is the only Skyhawk ever to be selected for two New England Football Writers Weekly Gold Helmet awards. 

An Economics major, Foltz has been on the Dean’s List (3.5 GPA) every semester he has been at Stonehill. He was a semi-finalist for the 2017 William V. Campbell Award (the academic Heisman), presented by the National Football Foundation, and plans to attend law school.

Apart from the field and classroom, Foltz has served as a teaching assistant in the Stonehill Economics Department, and served an internship at Harvard University in 2017 holding group and individual tutoring sessions for Harvard students enrolled in micro and macroeconomics courses. He has volunteered at Trinity Catholic Academy in Brockton assisting with both class and extra curricular activities. Foltz has also donated his time to My Brother’s Keeper in Easton delivering food and furniture to those in need. Back in Pennsylvania, Foltz was a volunteer assistant swimming coach at the Mount Joy Swim Club.

The selection committee of the Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation has named its 2018 High School Scholar-Athlete Class. The group of 33 high school seniors were honored at the 43rd Annual Scholar-Athlete Banquet  on Sunday, May 20, at the Boston/Newton Marriott.

​The 33 awardees represent 25 different high schools in the Chapter footprint. The High School Scholar-Athlete Awards are given to those graduating seniors in the Chapter footprint who have achieved excellence on the gridiron, in the classroom, and in the community.

The 2018 honorees

Don Chiofaro

The Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation will present its 2018 Ron Burton Distinguished American Award to former Harvard University offensive lineman and long-time local developer Don Chiofaro.

Chiofaro is President of The Chiofaro Company, a Boston-based real estate  

Stonehill College’s record-setting quarterback Matt Foltz has been selected from a group of five nominees as the 2018 recipient of the Jack Daly Award for Academics, Citizenship and Football  presented by the Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation.

Foltz, a native of Mount Joy, Pa., is the first two-time captain at Stonehill since the 1999 and 2000 seasons. He holds Skyhawk records for passing yards (7,310), completions (666), and completion percentage (.618). He finished his career with 60 TD passes and also rushed for 14 touchdowns. A 

Stonehill Quarterback Foltz Honored With Daly Award

Boston Herald High School Sports Editor Dan Ventura has been named the 2018 recipient of the Ed Schluntz Contributions to Amateur Football Award presented by the Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation. The award was presented at the organization’s 43rd Annual Scholar-Athlete Banquet on Sunday, May 20.

A staple on the high school football scene since arriving in September of 1990 when he worked for the Suburban Press in Needham, Ventura created the Sweet 16 rankings in 1993 when he arrived at the Herald. The paper continues to run the weekly rankings 25 years later. Ventura has covered high school Super Bowls for the Herald since 1992 and was honored by the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association with its Media Award in 2000. Ventura has also been the recipient of MIAA's prestigious Distinguished Service Award in 2012 and was named the National High School Writer of the Year in 2004. Ventura is a longtime member of the Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter Scholar-Athlete committee in charge of selecting high school seniors to receive the coveted award.

A 1977 honors graduate of St. Columbkille High School in Brighton, Ventura attended Boston College and Grahm Junior College until that institution closed. He also matriculated at Boston University before graduating with honors from the Northeast Broadcasting School.

Prior to working with the Suburban Press, Ventura was a staff reporter and columnist with the Dedham Daily Transcript.

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