Founders' Day

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

View pictures
from the 2014 Founders' Day Celebration.

Nomination and sponsorship information will be
available in the fall for the 2015 event.

The 2014 Founders' Day Celebration Raises Support for Student Scholarships

On Wednesday, April 9 over 225 people gathered "center stage" at Shea's Performing Arts Center for Medaille College's 2014 Founders' Day Celebration, where the Fr. Medaille Awards for Service & Citizenship were presented.
The event, chaired by Heidi A. Raphael '85, showcased "Buffalo's Past, Present and Future," and included appearances by Lucille Ball, Teddy Roosevelt, and
Mark Twain. Keynote speaker, Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, president & CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership spoke about Buffalo's future.

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.

>> Patrick Brown '15 was the Medaille Student recipient. A junior majoring in business administration was chosen for his work with ENACTUS and their “Totally Active Kids” project, bringing together Big Brothers and Big Sisters organizations for at-risk children.

>> Craig Centrie, Ph.D., received the Medaille Faculty award for his commitment to civil rights. He recently obtained grant funding from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Inc. for a program entitled “Educating Beyond the Borders of School.”

>> Gayle Eagan ’66, Esq., was honored for her contributions with Canopy of Neighbors, Inc., an organization that assists persons over the age of 62 and helps them to remain in their homes as they age.

>>And, Linda Flowers, executive director of WNY United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse, accepted the Organization Award for their work done to increase awareness, educate and mobilize individuals and groups to actively participate in proven strategies to reduce substance abuse.

Funds raised from the event directly supports student scholarships. This year, we raised nearly $40,000 for student scholarships, which will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students during the 2014-15 academic year. A special thank you to our corporate sponsors for investing in Medaille!

Presenting Sponsor
Phillips Lytle LLP

Platinum Sponsor
M&T Bank

Gold Sponsors
Delaware North Co., Inc., and R&P Oak Hill Development, LLC

Silver Sponsors
ARAMARK, Elbers Landscape Services, Inc., Five Star Bank & Merchants Insurance Goup

Bronze Sponsors
Capital Management Services L.P., Catholic Health, Eastman Machine Company,
Frey Electric Construction Co., Inc., Heidi A. Raphael '85, John W. Danfroth Company,
Mercedes-Benz of Buffalo PCB Piezotronics, Inc., Walsh Duffield Companies, Inc.,
and Buffalo First Wealth Management

I'm grateful for the education I've received.

The instructors were knowledgeable and welcomed class discussions, with
respect for each student's contribution. I've learned how to be a more
effective leader. My capstone class gave insight on how to combine all
the education learned to operate a business. That's when I realized how
much I had sharpened my knowledge.

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