This year’s Trustees Scholarship Award Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City raised an impressive $1 million to help support deserving students at Iona University.
The Legacy Award was presented to Peter G. Riguardi ’83, ’16H, chairman and president, New York Tri-state Region, Jones Lang LaSalle Brokerage, Inc.; and Karen D. Seitz ’84, founder and managing director, Fusion Partners Global, LLC. The Blessed Edmund Rice Humanitarian Award was presented to Dr. William and Kathleen Magee, co-founders of Operation Smile.
“The funds raised will change lives and families for generations, as students are afforded the opportunity to benefit from a transformational Iona education,” said President Seamus Carey, Ph.D. “Thank you to all who continue to support the students and mission of Iona in their generous giving.”
Left to right: Xu Devand, advisor, entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist; Karen D. Seitz ’84, founder and managing director, Fusion Partners Global, LLC; and Hon. Richard Gephardt, former United States House of Representatives Majority Leader. Photo credit: Monika Graff.
Left to right: Louis D. Magarelli ’86, ’10MBA, vice president, Merchant Sales and Solutions – Americas, Visa; Jerry C. Cifarelli ’77, vice chairman and founder, ANC Sports; Rich Petriccione, Ph.D., ’81, ’95MS, president and CEO, Concourse Consulting; Rick Pitino, Iona men’s basketball coach; and Alfred F. Kelly Jr. ’80, ’81MBA, ’19H, CEO, Visa. Photo credit: Clark Jones.
Left to right: Honoree Peter G. Riguardi ’83,
’16H, chairman and president, New York Tri-state Region, Jones Lang LaSalle Brokerage, Inc., and his wife, Linda Riguardi; with JoAnna Bucci and Don N. Bucci ’80, managing director, Jones Lang Lasalle. Photo credit: Clark Jones.
Left to right: Glenn Patrick, husband of Margaret Timoney; Noreen Carey, wife of Iona University President Seamus Carey, Ph.D.; Margaret (Maggie) Timoney ’89, ’92MBA, CEO, HEINEKEN USA; Amanda Dolce, granddaughter of Andrew J. Dolce; and Trustee Andrew J. Dolce ’57, ’19H, chairman emeritus of Dolce Hotels & Resorts. Photo credit: Clark Jones.