WNY Celebrates Student Opportunities at Medaille’s 2018 MAVstravaganza Party

Medaille College’s 2018 MAVstravaganza party, an annual event in support of student opportunities at the College, was held at the Curtiss Hotel on June 7. Delaware North and Phillips Lytle LLP were the presenting sponsors of MAVstrav, which brought together faculty, staff, alumni, students and friends from the Western New York community. Guests enjoyed one of Buffalo’s best views from the Curtiss’s rooftop patio, along with an evening of food, cocktails and entertainment, all to benefit hard-working and deserving students.

Among the highlights was the recognition of Trustees Marge Kafka ’90 and Juanita K. Hunter, Ed.D. as members of the College’s Heritage Council, which honors those who have demonstrated exemplary service and support to further the Medaille mission.

MAVstravaganza co-chairs Kafka and fellow Trustee William H. Pearce, Jr. welcomed guests to the event, which was emceed by radio personality and alumna Adriana Viverette-Gamble ’12.

Medaille President Kenneth M. Macur, Ph.D., Board of Trustees Chair Chuck Moran (of Delaware North) and former Board of Trustees member Kenneth A. Manning, Esq. (of Phillips Lytle LLP) presented remarks to attendees and contributors. A chance auction drawing for seven prestigious packages closed out the evening’s formal proceedings.

Formerly known as Founders Day, MAVstravaganza is Medaille’s annual fundraising event. A follow-up party, MAVstrav 2, will be held at Riverworks on June 22.

For visual highlights, check out pictures from the Buffalo News photo gallery and on Medaille’s Flickr page.

This year’s MAVstravaganza 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
  • RP Oak Hill Building Company, Inc.
  • Aramark
  • Catholic Health
  • M&T Bank
  • Buffalo First Wealth Management
  • Walsh Duffield Companies
  • Elbers Landscape Service, Inc.
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York
  • Marge Kafka ’90
  • Pearce Co Ventures
  • Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC
  • Crane Home Care
  • Mach Architecture
  • BestSelf Behavioral Health
  • Chartwells
  • Danforth
  • Pepsi
  • Industrial Power & Lighting
  • EnergyMark
  • Grove Roofing
  • Dr. Lori V. Quigley
  • Murray Roofing
  • Mader Construction
  • Dunn Tire
  • Zenger
  • TriMain
  • Medaille College Alumni Association


Pictured: Trustees Juanita K. Hunter, Ed.D. and Marge Kafka ’90, the newest members of the College’s Heritage Council.

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