The Joseph L. Alioto Recreation Center
Why the name? Fifty years ago this June, Joe (Alioto ’65) and I listened to a commencement speaker reflecting on his experience at Saint Mary's and how it prepared him for life. He talked of studying the Great Books, of Brother Leo, the debates, and the friends he made. He assured us, just as the Brothers had, that we would make it, that something would happen. He was Joe's father, Joseph L. Alioto, the self-made graduate of this College at the pinnacle of his profession, regarded as the most prominent anti-trust attorney in the country. He later became mayor of San Francisco, among his many achievements. He was truly an inspiration.
—Bernard Orsi ’65
Orsi is chair of the S & P Company and a trustee of the Kalmanovitz Charitable Foundation. In March he spoke at the dedication of the Joseph L. Alioto Recreation Center about the power of inspiration and giving.