October 15, 2013
St. John’s University will hold its 16th Annual President’s
Dinner on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at The Waldorf ~ Astoria in
New York City. St. John’s President Rev. Joseph L. Levesque,
C.M. will host the University’s premier fundraising event which
raised $2.25 million last year.
Since its inception in 1998, the President’s Dinner has
generated revenue of more than $26 million. Funds raised from this
signature event are used as scholarship assistance to directly
benefit the University’s most deserving students.
The annual event honors St. John’s Spirit of Service Awardees
with inspirational video montages that highlight these exceptional
individuals who have lived their lives in accordance with the
Vincentian philosophy of caring and concern for others. This year’s
honorees, all of whom are St. John’s alumni, include John
P. Clarke ’55CBA, ’57L, Professor, St. John’s University;
Robert Kalenka ’84CBA, ’91MBA, Corporate Vice
President, Broadridge and Peggy (’68Ed) and
Bill Montgoris ’67CBA, ’88HON.
Many past Spirit of Service Award honorees will be in attendance
to celebrate with Rev. Levesque and the St. John’s community.
WNBC News 4 New York Sports Anchor Bruce Beck ‘09HON will
serve as Master of Ceremonies.
Lesley H. (’83SVC) and William L. Collins ’76C, Founder and
Chief Executive Officer, Brencourt Advisors LLC, are the 2013
Dinner Co-Chairs, and Mary P. (’00HON) and Peter J. Tobin ’65CBA,
’96HON are the Honorary Co-Chairs for the past Spirit of Service
Past honorees include Nina Aversano (2000), Hon. Joseph W.
Bellacosa (2002), Hon. Hugh L. Carey, deceased (2000), Lou
Carnesecca (2008), Mary Carnesecca (2008), Robert B. Catell
(2012), Richard Chapdelaine (2004), Margaret LaRosa D’Angelo
(2011), Peter P. D’Angelo (2011), Anthony J. de Nicola (2012),
Christie B. de Nicola (2012), Richard DeZego (2005), Paul J.
Evanson (2010), Kathleen M. Foley, M.D. (2006), Sr. Judy Garson,
R.S.C.J. (2004), Jeffrey R. Holzschuh (2006), William J.
Janetschek, Jr. (2011), Carol A. Kelleher (2009), Denis P. Kelleher
(2009), Hon. Raymond W. Kelly (2010), Bernard D. Kennedy (2003),
Raymond F. Kennedy, Esq., deceased (2002), Joseph M. Mattone, Sr.,
Esq. (2004), Mary Ann Mattone (2010), George T. McDonald (2008),
Sr. Mary Rose McGeady, D.C., deceased (2003), John F. McGillicuddy,
deceased (2000), Paula McInerney (2005), Thomas E. McInerney
(2005), Edward D. Miller (1999), Arthur J. Mirante II, Esq.
(2007), Elizabeth Mirante (2007), James P. Pellow, Ed.D. (2011),
Lewis S. Ranieri (2012), Frederic V. Salerno (2002), Linda S.
Sanford (2003), James J. Schiro (2002), Joseph H. Schwartz (2008),
Maria C. Schwartz (2008), Frank J. Sciame, Jr. (2009), Brian T.
Shea (2007), Patricia M. Shea (2007), Donald L. Taffner, deceased
(2007), Eleanor B. Taffner, deceased (2007), Mary P. Tobin (2005),
Peter J. Tobin (1998), Charles R. Walsh (1999), Jayson Williams
(1999) and Salvatore J. Zizza (2006).
For additional information regarding the 16th Annual St. John’s
University President’s Dinner contact Jeanne M. Umland ’79C, ’82G,
’93PD, Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement, at
(718) 990-6776 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For media
inquiries contact Elizabeth Reilly, Director of Media Relations, at
(718) 990-5789 or via e-mail at email@example.com
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