On behalf of the Board of Trustees, Board of Governors, faculty,
students and staff, we are pleased to announce that our 15th Annual
President’s Dinner will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at
The Waldorf~Astoria in New York City.
The recipients of the 2012 Spirit of Service
Award include Robert B. Catell, Chairman, Futures in
Education, Diocese of Brooklyn and Chairman, Cristo Rey Brooklyn
High School; Christie and Anthony J. de Nicola, Co-President,
Welsh, Carson, Anderson and Stowe; and Lewis S. Ranieri ’86C,
’87HON, Chairman, Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation, Diocese of Rockville
Centre and Chairman and Founding Partner, Ranieri and Company,
As you know, our Annual President’s Dinner has become the
University’s premier fundraising event. The revenue generated
through this marvelous evening constitutes a major portion of the
funding, which is directly dispersed to our most deserving students
in the form of scholarships and other types of financial aid.
This past academic year, more than 94% of our undergraduate
students received some form of financial assistance, an economic
reality that makes the success of our Dinner even more vital.
Although regular ticket prices begin at $1,200, a
special discounted rate of $250 per person is
available to all St. John’s full-time faculty, administrators and
staff, up to a maximum of two tickets per person. Once again,
we will be providing round trip bus service from the Queens campus
to and from The Waldorf=Astoria on the evening of October
If you cannot attend, please consider making a gift to support this
necessary endeavor. You may make a contribution as an
individual, or get together with colleagues to purchase an ad in
the commemorative online journal. Either way, you will be
reaching out to the students who need our help to make their dream
of a St. John’s education a reality.
Those interested in attending are asked to contact me at extension
6776 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also visit the President’s Dinner Web
site for the most up-to-date information about this great St.
John’s event. While there you can view the new e-Journal, learn
about sponsorship opportunities and register online.The President’s
Dinner is a great opportunity to show your support for the
University and our exceptional students. I look
forward to seeing you at The Waldorf!
Jeanne M. Umland ’79C, ’82G, ’93PD
Associate Vice President
Division of Institutional Advancement