Skip to main content


July 23, 2018

Almost $500,000 Raised at 2018 President Brendan J. Dugan '68 Memorial Golf Outing


With a special 50th Anniversary class gift of more than $110,000 from his classmates, St. Francis College raised almost half a million dollars at the Brendan J. Dugan '68 Memorial Meadow Brook Club Golf Outing on June 19, 2018.

meadow brook ed travaglianti denis salamone miguel martinez saenzThis is the 21st year golfers have travelled to the Meadow Brook Golf Club in Jericho, Long Island to raise funds for the College. The golf outing was founded by President Dugan and fellow St. Francis College alumnus Edward Travaglianti '70 with the simple premise; have fun while supporting scholarships for students to achieve a quality, private college education.

joseph dimauro

The check from the class of 1968 was presented to the Dugan family by Joseph T. Browne '68, former Senior Advisor to the Commissioner of the National Football League who represented the Class of '68. The gift was dedicated to Brendan's Big Dream Fund, preserving his memory and keeping alive his dedication to support current and future students at the College.

In total, more than $485,000 was raised at the event, which included 18 holes of golf at the world class course, a golf clinic with a PGA professional, cocktail reception, awards, and an auction.

Four St. Francis alumni were honored and received the Pace e Bene Award: Joseph V. DiMauro, Richard W. Merzbacher, Alfred F. Thoben, CPA, and Edward Travaglianti; all from the Class of 1970 and chair of the outing.

meadow brook ed travaglianti Alfred Thoben Mark Richard Merzbacher

Since the golf outing began, St. Francis College has raised more than $3.5 million.

Attached Photos: (Edward Travaglianti '70, Alfred F. Thoben, CPA '70, Mark Merzbacher, Richard W. Merzbacher '70)
(Edward Travaglianti '70, Denis Salamone '75, and President Miguel Martinez-Saenz)
(Joseph V. DiMauro '70)

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.


St. FrancisCollege,

180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY11201

This site uses cookies

We use cookies to improve user experience and analyze website traffic. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the use of cookies.