Golfers Raise $125,000+ for St. Francis College Scholarships at Annual Meadow Brook Club Golf Outing
More than 130 golfers of all skills helped raise nearly $126,000 for St. Francis College Scholarships at the 11th Annual Meadow Brook Club Golf Outing on August 3. For the second year, in addition to the more than 30 foursomes who played in the tournament, a number of alumni and friends were able to spend the afternoon at a golf clinic learning the arts of driving, pitching and putting in a highly enjoyable format from PGA professional, Jamie Kilmer and Meadow Brook Club staff.
“Every year, we get an amazing group of people who come out and help make sure St. Francis can continue to offer generous scholarships to our students,” said St. Francis College President and event co-chair Brendan J. Dugan ’68. “Now more than ever, each of those dollars means so much to those who otherwise couldn’t afford to pay for a quality private college education.”
The golf outing had been rescheduled from earlier in the summer due to rain, but even with the change in plans, almost everyone who committed to the event was able to attend.
“Our alumni and friends of the College are a dedicated group that knows the importance of giving back,” said President of TD Bank, Long Island and co-chair of the event Ed Travaglianti ’70. “We’re well into our second million dollars of donations to the College since we started the outing over a decade ago. It’s a great feeling to be a part of something that has such a positive and transformational effect on both the benefactors and the student recipients. At its core, this golf outing reflects all that is best about the Franciscan spirit.”
Among the other attendees at the event were St. Francis College Chancellor and former President Frank J. Macchiarola ’62 and Chairman of the College’s Board of Trustees John F. Tully ’67.
Golfers took full advantage of the excellent course conditions, with the team from Waldorf & Associates comprised of Larry Gellman, Stephen Waldorf, Gerald Baccaglini and William Baccaglini setting a team low gross score of 69. The team from Clark Dodge & Company comprised of Frank Franzino, Bishop Ford High School President Raymond P. Nash ’63, John Polera and Joseph DiMauro ’70 won the day with a team net score of 50.
Attached photos: 1 - The golf clinic
2- (From L-R: Ed Travaglianti ’70, Ray Nash ’63, Joe DiMauro ’70, John Polera, Frank Franzino & Brendan J. Dugan ‘68)
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. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201