The aim of the John Micelin ’55 Alive’ Foundation is to continue growing the legacy of the late John Micelin, a collegiate basketball player and community leader. The John Micelin ’55 Alive’ Foundation is dedicated to recognizing positive, vibrant youth members of the Boston educational and athletic community through local programs, events and student-athlete awards.


The John Micelin ’55 Alive’ Foundation's responsibility is to ensure that the “smile that lit up a room” - which John became famous for possessing - is spread throughout his hometown community in Boston and beyond. Our vision is put into action through continual increases in programming, events, and student-athlete awards. Our focus is on recognizing and promoting the great, beneficial influence a person can have on their community.