12th Annual Meadow Brook Golf Outing Raises Quarter Million Dollars
It was a record setting year on the links at the 12th Annual St. Francis College Meadow Brook Golf Outing as golfers and their families and friends raised nearly $270,000 for St. Francis scholarships.
“Even in tough economic times, our St. Francis community is determined to make sure as many students as possible get the economic support they need to continue their education,” said founder and driving force behind the yearly event Ed Travaglianti ’70, President of TD Bank, Long Island. In his comments, President Travaglianti acknowledged his co-chairs, St. Francis College President Brendan Dugan ’68, St. Francis Chancellor Frank Macchiarola ’62, Rick Merzbacher ’70 and Al Thoben ’70 for their leadership and generosity.
In all 116 golfers came to the Meadow Brook Club in Jericho on June 14, for a round of golf and other events, including a golf clinic by a PGA pro, cocktail reception, silent and live auctions and raffles.
St. Francis junior Meaghan Kennedy, a Sociology and Criminal Justice major spoke at the reception, telling them that the only way she could afford to attend was through her scholarship. “St. Francis was my number one choice because of its atmosphere,” said Meaghan. “It’s like my second home. From the minute I walked in the front door, I felt like I was welcomed.”
Among the guests at the outing were former New York Giants Head Coach Bill Parcells, with former NFL and college coach Dan Henning, who joined Dan’s brother, Mike Henning ’61 in his foursome. Mike also served as auctioneer. Through the generosity of Jerry Keegan ’68 and Al Hot ’84 some of the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn had the opportunity to tee it up. John Tully ’70 and his brother Bill ’72 filled out a couple of foursomes making the day one for the family – theirs and SFCs.
On the course, Brian Raimondi ’95 recorded the individual low gross score, with Joseph DiMauro ‘70 leading the way for low net score. On the women’s side, Suzanne Burke tallied the lowest gross score. Dr. Steven Stuto (parent of several Terriers) had the longest drive while Board of Trustees member Hector Batista ‘84 came closest to the pin.
(From L-R: Edward Travaglianti '70, Meaghan Kennedy '13, Brendan J. Dugan ’68, Liz Kennedy)
(From L-R: Liz Kennedy, Bill Parcells, Meaghan Kennedy '13)
St. Francis College, founded in 1859 by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, is located in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. Since its founding, the College has pursued its Franciscan mission to provide an affordable, high-quality education to students from New York City’s five boroughs and beyond.
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