SJC Presidential Seal


31st Annual
Scholarship Gala

The St. Joseph’s College Board of Trustees cordially invites you to the

31st Annual Scholarship Gala

An Evening to Celebrate

S. Elizabeth A. Hill, C.S.J.

in recognition of 17 years as president of St. Joseph’s College and her upcoming retirement in June 2014

Friday, November 8, 2013

The Crest Hollow Country Club
Woodbury, New York

Cocktails, 6:30 p.m.
Dinner and dancing, 7:30 p.m.

Black Tie

Proceeds from the Gala will be used to establish the S. Elizabeth A. Hill Scholarship Fund at St. Joseph’s College.

About the Gala

As St. Joseph’s College’s centennial quickly approaches, our annual Scholarship Gala takes on an additional significance: commemorating 100 years of tradition while focusing on the growing strength of our future.

St. Joseph’s College for Women opened its doors on October 2, 1916. Four short years later, 14 students received their diplomas and became the first graduating class. In a tumultuous time of gender inequality and social upheaval, these 14 women were sent into the world. Equipped with knowledge, integrity and a strengthened sense of self, they made their own paths.

Today, as our 21st-century students welcome both opportunities and challenges alike, St. Joseph’s College continues to support its graduates — grown from 14 to 32,000 alumni worldwide — to develop to their full potential. Our sophomore students, the Class of 2016, will graduate during the College’s 100th anniversary year. Their arrival begins the countdown to our next century.

The way having been paved with decades of success, honor and tradition, we invite you to join us as we travel down St. Joseph’s College’s road to the centennial.

S. Elizabeth A. Hill, C.S.J.

Sister Elizabeth A. Hill, C.S.J., J.D.

One of the region’s most influential women, S. Elizabeth A. Hill, C.S.J., J.D., has been president of St. Joseph’s College since 1997.

A magna cum laude alumna of St. Joseph’s, S. Elizabeth is a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. She received an M.A. in History from Columbia University and studied theology and scripture in Rome under the auspices of Gregorian University. S. Elizabeth also received a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, where she was a Thomas More Scholarship student and president of the Criminal Law Institute. After receiving her J.D., S. Elizabeth spent time as a staff attorney in the Catholic Migration Office in Brooklyn. Prior to being named president, S. Elizabeth served as executive assistant to St. Joseph’s previous president, S. George Aquin O’Connor from 1980 to 1997.

Since her inauguration, S. Elizabeth has overseen the expansion of two campuses, most notably the construction of a state-of-the-art Business Technology Center and 24.8-acre premiere outdoor sports facility on the Long Island Campus, as well as the launch of a comprehensive, capital master plan for the Brooklyn Campus that included a 44,000-square-foot athletic complex. Under her leadership, the College’s enrollment and range of academic offerings have continuously increased while tuition has remained consistently among the lowest in the New York metropolitan area.

During her tenure as president, S. Elizabeth secured several large grants from the federal government, including the largest in the College’s history. She was also responsible for securing successful major and estate gifts, including a bequest of $4 million to endow scholarships for students in need.

S. Elizabeth has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades for her leadership and lifelong dedication to the field of education. Among some of her many accomplishments, she was named a Woman Sustaining the American Spirit by New York State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery and a Woman of Distinction by the late New York State Sen. Caesar Trunzo. She is a three-time recipient of Long Island Business News’ Top 50 Women award for her consistent record as one of the region’s most important and influential women, making her a Hall of Fame Honoree, and was also named to that publication’s Who’s Who in Education list. S. Elizabeth was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from St. Francis College for her numerous charitable works and contributions as a leader in higher education and in the Brooklyn and Long Island communities. Most recently, she was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award in the field of Higher Education by The Advancement for Commerce, Industry and Technology.

S. Elizabeth is on the steering committee of the Long Island Regional Advisory Council on Higher Education (LIRACHE) and sits on the board of ERASE Racism. She is on the board of directors of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and the Fort Greene Strategic Neighborhood Action Partnership (SNAP). She is also a member of the board of trustees of The Mary Louis Academy and the board of advisors for Saint Saviour High School.

Sister Elizabeth Hill and Sister George Aquin O’Connor Sister Elizabeth Hill and Marian Russo walk S. Elizabeth with Cheryl Felice
Sister Elizabeth Hill and with Congressman Tim Bishop Sister Elizabeth Hill and Sister at desk Sister Elizabeth Hill Commencement Speech
Sister Elizabeth Hill with Rev. Thomas Hartman Sister Elizabeth Hill and with Bishop McGann Sister Elizabeth Hill with Sister Mary Flore

31st Annual Scholarship Gala Committee

Gala Committee Co-Chairs

*Deborah and John Danzi • Long Island Hotels LLC
*Sheila Baird • Kimelman & Baird LLC

*Alberta M. D’Afflisio Aldinger ’70

Lorraine Penfold Appleton ’66

Elizabeth T. Williams Auricchio, Ph.D. ’63

*Peter Boger
Ridgewood Savings Bank

*John R. Bransfield Jr.

John R. Buran
Flushing Savings Bank

*Mary Butz ’69

Paige Napoli Carbone ’02
St. Joseph’s College

*Christopher R. Carroll ’88, Esq.
Carroll, McNulty & Kull LLC

Robert B. Catell
Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) at Stony Brook University, New York

Mary Jo Burke Chiara ’69
St. Joseph’s College

Nancy Connors
St. Joseph’s College

Joan Reardon Dillon ’56

*W. Christian Drewes, Esq.
Kelley Drye and Warren, LLP

*Dr. Mary Ellen Dubiel Freeley ’67
St. John’s University

Christopher Frost, Ph.D.
St. Joseph’s College

Dewey Golkin
St. Joseph’s College

Richard Greenwald, Ph.D.
St. Joseph’s College

Margaret R. Harrington ’64, Ph.D.

*Stephen Hochberg, Esq.

Susan Hudec, Ph.D.
St. Joseph’s College

*S. Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J.
Fordham University

*Daniel J. Keane, Esq.
Raimondi Law PC

*S. Helen Kearney ’67, C.S.J.
Sisters of St. Joseph

Stephen Keating
Keating & Associates Inc.

Patricia McNulty Kushner ’64

*Mary M. Lai
Long Island University

Kevin Lessing

*Frank Lourenso
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Nancy Magrini
Waldner’s Business Environments

*Dennis McCarthy
Asset Management Associates of NY

Kenneth McCollum, Ph.D.
St. Joseph’s College

Bettyanne McDonough ’59

*S. John Raymond McGann, C.S.J.
St. Joseph’s College

S. Loretta McGrann, C.S.J.
St. Joseph’s College

*S. Kathleen McKinney ’71, C.S.J.
The Mary Louis Academy

Virginia O’Rourke McLaughlin ’62

*Margaret Mohan Meegan ’69

*Peter M. Meyer ’87
TD Bank

Theresa LaRocca Meyer
St. Joseph’s College

Michael W. Meyers ’08, Esq.

Chris Pellegrini
William Charles Printing Co.

Joseph Pellegrini
William Charles Printing Co.

Frank Pelliccione
Flushing Savings Bank

Jerome Petrocelli
J. Petrocelli Contracting Inc.

Paul V. Pontieri
Village of Patchogue

Martin Racanelli Jr.
Racanelli Construction Co. Inc.

*Frances A. Resheske
Consolidated Edison Company of New York

*Erminia Rivera
AM&G Waterproofing LLC and Park Avenue Building and Roofing Supplies LLC

*Peter M. Rogers
Edwards and Company

*Paul Peter Romanello ’79, M.D.
Park East Cardiology Associates, P.C.

*Lisa Rose ’97

John Roth
St. Joseph’s College

*Michael E. Ryan
The LandTek Group Inc.

*William P. Tucker, Esq.

* Denoted Board of Trustees

Sponsorship Opportunities

    Presidential Scholarship Sponsor, $25,000

  • One full-year scholarship awarded in the name of a corporation or individual
  • Two tables of 10 with premier seating
  • Back cover of journal
  • Prominent signage at event
  • Logo featured in pre-event publicity

    Dean’s Scholarship Sponsor, $15,000

  • Partial full-year scholarship awarded in the name of a corporation or individual
  • Two tables of 10 with premier seating
  • Inside back cover of journal
  • Prominent signage at event
  • Logo featured in pre-event publicity

    Dinner Sponsor, $10,000

  • One table of 10 with premier seating
  • Gold journal ad
  • Prominent signage at event
  • Logo featured in event publicity

    Gold Sponsor, $7,500

  • Table of 10 with preferred seating
  • Gold journal ad
  • Signage at event

    Silver Sponsor, $5,000

  • Table for 10 with preferred seating
  • Silver journal ad

    Bronze Sponsor, $4,000

  • Table for 10 with preferred seating
  • Full-page color ad

    Individual Ticket Price, $400

Journal Rates
Back cover $5,000
Inside back cover $4,000
Gold page $3,000
Silver page $2,000
Full page (B/W) $1,000
Half page (B/W) $500
Listing $250
Journal closing date is October 23, 2013.

Journal Ad Guidelines

Advertising Specifications
Journal pages are 8 1/2" x 11". No borders please. Journal has pre-printed borders.

Ad Option 1
Provide us with a high-resolution ad in JPEG, PDF or TIFF file format. Please include your company logo, contact information and website address.

Ad Option 2
We will lay out your ad for you. Provide us with your company logo, your message and contact information.

All artwork and materials should be emailed to or mailed to
St. Joseph’s College
Office of Institutional Advancement
1 Terry Street, Suite 2
Patchogue, NY 11772
Attn: Special Events.

For more information, call 631.687.2655 or email