Deacon Charles and Gloria Clough Courtesy photo
In recognition of their selfless efforts for the Church and the local Concord community, the Northeast Jesuit Province will honor Deacon Charles and Gloria Clough with the Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam Award on April 28 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. The award takes its name from the motto of the Jesuit order, meaning "For the Greater Glory of God," which is attributed to St. Ignatius, the founder of the Society of Jesus.
"Inspired by a decades-long connection with the Society of Jesus, Chuck and Gloria Clough have come to embody the Jesuit mission of serving others. In their daily lives, with characteristic humility, the Cloughs personify the Jesuit principle of the magis -- always doing more for Christ, and therefore doing more for others," the province said in a statement announcing the award.
The ties between the Cloughs and the Jesuits began almost 50 years ago, when Chuck attended Boston College as an undergraduate. A native of Jamaica Plain, Chuck credits Boston College with instilling in him the confidence that has served him through his life.
After graduating magna cum laude in 1964, Chuck went on to earn an MBA at the University of Chicago. He was a top-ranked stock market strategist on Wall Street before founding Clough Capital Partners L.P. in 2000. He is currently chairman and chief executive officer of the Boston-based investment firm with more than $4.3 billion in assets under management.