At the recent
Founders Society Annual Dinner held at The New York Palace,St.
John’s University President Rev. Donald J. Harrington, C.M.
inducted seven individuals into this most prestigious donor
recognition group. Membership in The
Founder’s Society is reserved exclusively for donors who have
made cumulative gifts of $1 million or more to the University
during the course of their lifetime.
Members of The Founders Society have achieved their esteemed status
by making gifts in a variety of categories such as cash, stocks,
IRA distributions, annuities, trusts and inclusion in estate plans.
Regardless of their individual pathway to inclusion, each member
has embraced the spirit and values of St. Vincent de Paul that has
always served as the very foundation of the St. John’s
Newly inducted members include Patricia A. McLernon Castel, Esq.,
’74Ed, ’77L, ’04HON, Dr. Matthew J. Hayes ’57C, Mary Beth Hayes,
Mary Ellen C. Nerod, Richard C. Nerod ’59C, Linda S. Sanford ’74Ed,
’98HON and Dr. Erika E. Wick (posthumously).
Individually and collectively, the members of The Founders Society
are extraordinary people who have stepped forward to accept the
challenge of partnering with St. John’s to make the world a better
place. The University will forever be grateful for their