20th Meadow Brook Outing Renamed for Former President
In a stellar show of appreciation for Brendan J. Dugan '68, the deceased former President of St. Francis College, friends of the College donated $375,000 at the first Brendan J. Dugan '68 Memorial Meadow Brook Club Golf Outing, on June 20.
The event is actually the 20th year golfers have travelled to the Meadow Brook Golf Club in Jericho, Long Island. The first event was founded by President Dugan and fellow St. Francis College alumnus Edward Travaglianti '70 with the simple premise; have fun while raising funds for students to achieve a quality, private college.
Since the first outing, Mr. Dugan rose to become President of St. Francis before passing away in December of 2016. Now the outing has been re-named to honor his memory.
"We do this to celebrate Brendan's life, continue his great work, grow the enduring Franciscan legacy he loved, and advance his personal goal of helping every Terrier that comes through the doors of St. Francis College realize their dreams," said Mr. Travaglianti, President of TD Bank Long Island.
The $375,000 raised June 20, pushes total donations to more than $3 million since the first golf outing.
The Dugan family was also honored at the outing with the Pace Bene Award "For Bringing Peace & Goodness to St. Francis College and Beyond."
In addition Brendan's grandson, Brendan C. Dugan, who was not able to attend because it was a school day, sent a video message which offered thoughts about his grandfather and thanks to everyone for attending and contributing to the new Brendan's Big Dreams Fund.
Resources donated to Brendan's Fund will be used to execute his plans for the future of the college, including state-of-that-art technology, scholarships, and enhanced learning spaces.
During the day, golfers either played 18 holes on the newly restored, world class Meadow Brook course or took a two-hour golf clinic with a PGA professional. The event ended with a cocktail reception, awards, and an auction.
Photos: Ed Travaglianti '70, Joseph Dugan, Barbara Dugan, Patrick Dugan '01, Vice President for Development Thomas Flood, and Chairman of the St. Francis Board of Trustees John F. Tully '67.
Brendan J. Dugan '68 and Ed Travaglianti '70 at the 2009 golf outing.
St. Francis College, founded in 1859 by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, is located in