3rd Annual Brendan J. Dugan Memorial Meadow Brook Golf Outing Brings in $400,000
St. Francis College alumni and friends hit the links on July 29th for the annual Brendan J. Dugan '68 Memorial Meadow Brook Club Golf Outing, a flagship fundraising event that brought in nearly $400,000 to support the College's mission of providing students an affordable, superior liberal arts education.
Thirty foursomes teed off for an afternoon tournament at the championship-caliber track at Meadow Brook Club in Jericho, New York, while other guests, including students sponsored by alumni, enjoyed a golf clinic conducted by the Club's pros.
A cocktail reception capped off the day, during which three honorees received Pace e Bene Awards in tribute to Brendan Dugan, the President of St. Francis College from 2008 until his death in 2016. The approximately 150 attendees were invited to donate to specific St. Francis College scholarship funds close to each honoree:
- John Tully '67 (parent, '12), Maureen Catherine Tully Scholarship. Former Chair and current member of the College's Board of Trustees and counsel of Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
- Ana Oliveira, Women's Leadership Educational Initiative (WLE). Senior Vice President, Market Executive at Investors Bank
- James Argutto, Valarie Argutto Scholarship. President of POM Recoveries, Inc.
Retired Jets linebacker Chad Cascadden presented Oliveira, a passionate fan of the New York-based franchise, her award.
Fireman Ed, a legendary Jets "superfan," prepared a special video that aired during her introduction.
Katie Nicosia '19, graduate of the Education department and recipient of the Investors Bank Community Service Award, delivered the event's student speech.
Throughout the afternoon and evening, guests bid on dozens of items and experiences – from marquee concert tickets to rare sports memorabilia to experiential opportunities that cannot be bought – in a silent auction. They also bought tickets for the Super Scholarship Raffle, with three lucky winners declared at the end of the reception.
This year marks the third Brendan J. Dugan '68 Memorial Meadow Brook Club Golf Outing, which has raised nearly $4 million since its founding. Dugan and Ed Travaglianti '70 started an annual golf outing twenty-two years ago to benefit St. Francis College scholarships.
If you are interested in next year's Brendan J. Dugan '68 Memorial Golf Outing on June 16th, 2020, please contact Thomas Flood, Vice President of Advancement (718-489-5361; [email protected]).