Founders Day 2017 Exceeds Goal in Support of Student Opportunities

Alumni Board of Directors member Leonard Hubbard ’09, ’12; “Maximus” the Maverick; and Alumni Board of Directors and staff member Phil Splawski ’06.

Medaille College’s Founders Day 2017 Celebration, presented by Delaware North and Phillips Lytle LLP, was held at Hotel Henry Urban Resort Conference Center inside the newly renovated and historic Richardson Olmsted Complex on June 1. Thanks to the generosity of corporate partners, as well as loyal and new supporters, Founders Day 2017 surpassed its goal to the benefit of even more hard-working and deserving students.

Board of Trustees member and alumna Marge Kafka ’90 contributed to the evening’s success by serving as event chair. Medaille alumna Adriana Viverette-Gamble '12,  a Townsquare Media radio personality known as “The Go Getta,” served as the evening’s emcee.

Medaille President Dr. Ken Macur, Board of Trustees Chair Chuck Moran (of Delaware North) and Board of Trustees member Ken Manning (of Phillips Lytle LLP) presented remarks to welcome and thank the attendees and contributors. A chance auction drawing for five prestigious packages closed out the evening’s formal proceedings.

Founders Day, Medaille’s annual fundraising event, honors the spirit and values of Medaille’s founders by supporting student opportunities. For visual highlights, check out pictures from the Buffalo News photo gallery

This year’s Founders Day festivities and its impact would not have been possible without the following companies and individuals — special thanks to:
Delaware North 
Phillips Lytle LLP
Merchants Insurance Group
Catholic Health 
M&T Bank 
M&T Charitable Foundation
John W. Danforth Company
Walsh Duffield Companies, Inc
Howard Hitzel
Marge Kafka ’90
Bill and Lee Pearce
Rupp Baase Law Firm (Rupp, Baase, Pfalzgraf, Cunningham & Coppola, LLC)
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York 
Evans Bank/The Evans Agency 
Garner Associates, LLC
Mach Architecture, pc
Mercedes-Benz of Buffalo 
Medaille College Student Government Association
Medaille College Alumni Association
Entertainment: Lumsden McCormick CPA and Pepsi Bottling Group-Buffalo
Program book: Zenger Group - Smart. Print. Now. 
Hors d’oeuvres: DWC Mechanical 
Dessert: Lori V. Quigley, Ph.D.,Vice President for Academic Affairs
Valet parking: Stephanie Zakowicz
Coffee and tea: Cannon Design 
Gelato truck: J. O'Connell & Associates, Inc. - Grants Consultants
Marge Kafka ’90
Adriana Viverette-Gamble ’12, Townsquare Media
Opici Family Distributing 
Mach Architecture, pc 
Shelly’s Florist
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Entercom Communications
Glen Oak Golf Course
Hotel Henry
Irish Classical Theatre Company
The Links at Ivy Ridge
Martin Maynard and ASK Design Jewelers 
Merchants Insurance Group
The Notable Corporation Print. Promotion. and Beyond... 
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Jeffrey Shepard ’04
Don Tomasulo ’79
Zoladz Limousine Services
Geno McManus
The HyNotes quartet
Stu Weissman
Vinnie DeRosa
Pictured, from left: Alumni Board of Directors member Leonard Hubbard ’09, ’12; “Maximus” the Maverick; and Alumni Board of Directors and staff member Phil Splawski ’06.
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