Founders' Day

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April 9, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Founders Day Logo

The Founders’ Day Celebration 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Shea’s Performing Arts Center
6 – 9 p.m.

Master of Ceremonies:
Eileen Buckley ’85

Keynote Speaker:
Dottie Gallagher-Cohen,
president and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership

Event Chair:
Heidi Raphael ’85
Current member of Board of Trustees

2014 Fr. Médaille Awards for Service and Citizenship Recipients

Non-profit Organization:  
WNY United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse

Craig Centrie, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Education

Patrick Brown ’15

Alumni of the Year Award:  
Ms. Gayle Eagan ’66, Esq.

You can purchase tickets online,
or by contacting Summer Handzlik at (716) 880-2315 
or email

Founders' Day Celebration 2014 Takes Center Stage

Father Jean Pierre Médaille founded the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph to embrace and live fully in service to those in need. It is in the spirit of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph and Father Medaille, that the College established the Founders' Day awards for service and citizenship. At the 2014 Founders' Day Celebration, we will celebrate and honor individuals and non-profits who work tirelessly for the advancement of the community. 

Founders Day photo
Event Chairperson: Heidi Raphael '85

This year's event will be chaired by Heidi Raphael, a graduate of Medaille's communication department and a current member of the College's board of trustees. 

The 2014 Founders' Day Celebration, sponsored by Phillips Lytle, LLP, will be held on the stage of Shea's Performing Arts Center. This year's theme is Spotlight on Buffalo's Past, Present and Future. Special appearances from characters associated with Buffalo, from Mark Twain and Teddy Roosevelt to Lucille Ball will add to the excitement of the evening. The evening will also include some of the delicious food that Buffalo is known for and feature local musicans George Caldwell and Bobby Militello.

 2014 Founders' Day Celebration
When: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Where: Shea's Performing Arts Center 
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.

Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, president and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership will join the celebration and share her insight as she shines a spotlight on Buffalo. 

Funds raised from the event will directly support student scholarships. Last year, the event raised $48,000 in scholarships funds, which were awarded to over thirty Medaille students during the 2013-14 academic year.

Sponsorship opportunities for this year's celebration are still available. Please contact Summer Handzlik at with any questions. 


"I was very excited to hear that I was the recipient of the Founders' Day Scholarship this year. It is people like you who make a college education possible for many students who could not afford it on their own. I wanted to express how much this scholarship has helped me by telling you that before I recieved the congratulatory letter, I was very worried that I would not be able to afford text books and materials. The arrival of this scholarship money made that possible, and I now have all that I need to start the semester off right." - Sarah B. 



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