SJC Presidential Seal


32nd Annual
Scholarship Gala

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

32nd Annual Scholarship Gala

An Evening to Welcome

Jack P. Calareso, Ph.D.

Seventh President of St. Joseph’s College


Mrs. Rose Calareso

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Crest Hollow Country Club
Woodbury, New York

Cocktails, 7 p.m.
Dinner and dancing, 8 p.m.

Black Tie

Proceeds from the Gala will be used to establish The Rose and Jack Calareso Community
Service Scholarship, which will be awarded to a current or incoming St. Joseph’s College
student who has displayed extraordinary commitment to his or her community.

An Inaugural Year of Celebration

President Jack Calareso, Ph.D. and Mrs. Rose Calareso

A successful college is more than the work of one leader. It takes an entire community to change the lives of thousands of students.

The inauguration of our seventh president, Jack P. Calareso, Ph.D., will be a yearlong celebration of the entire St. Joseph’s College community. It is an opportunity to honor those who have paved the way and created a college committed to academic excellence and the common good, while advancing our future and celebrating a new chapter in the life of SJC.

Since 1916, St. Joseph’s College has been guided by five core pillars: intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, integrity and service. Throughout the inaugural year, these ideals will come alive through a series of events and projects. Each event will celebrate one of these five values, and the generations of SJC alumni and friends who live out these values every day.

Jack P. Calareso, Ph.D. and Mrs Rose Calareso

President Jack P. Calareso, Ph.D.

Jack P. Calareso, Ph.D., began his tenure as the seventh president of St. Joseph’s College on July 1, 2014. He brings to this position a wealth of experience in higher education, and Catholic higher education in particular.

From 2007 to 2014, Dr. Calareso was the president of Anna Maria College in Paxton, Massachusetts. Prior to that, he served as the president of Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio, and Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa.

Dr. Calareso has earned a national reputation for his knowledge in liberal arts education, teaching and administration. He is also a renowned speaker at international, national, regional and local conferences and workshops, as well as the author of numerous books and articles. A strong fundraiser, Dr. Calareso has successfully planned and led a number of major fundraising campaigns resulting in significant capital improvements, growth of endowments, scholarship programs, endowed chairs and special projects.

A Boston native, Dr. Calareso began his career in education as a seventh- and eighth-grade teacher and director of religious education in Rochester, New York. He also served as both a teacher and a school administrator in Madison, Wisconsin, and in 1982 was named director of catholic education and superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Green Bay.

In 1989, he accepted a faculty position as associate professor of educational administration at the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York. By the time he left seven years later, he had been promoted, tenured, named dean of the School of Education, and finally appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs. In 1996, he accepted the position of vice president for academic affairs at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts. At both St. Rose and Merrimack, he was instrumental in the development of new academic programs, increases in enrollment and the initiation of community partnerships.

Dr. Calareso received a Ph.D. from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He earned a master’s degree from St. Bernard’s School of Theology in Rochester, New York, and an undergraduate degree from Boston College.

Mrs. Rose Calareso

Born and raised in Kansas, Rose Calareso earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Mundelein College in Chicago. She spent her junior year abroad at Loyola University-Rome Center, where she and Jack first met as students in a medieval literature class. Married soon after graduation, Rose and Jack celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary in 2014. They are the proud parents of three grown children — Jack Jr., Anne Marie and Jeff — and the devoted grandparents of Josie, Dominic, Paxton and Rivers.

Mrs. Calareso’s life has been focused on her family and on her own career as an educator. She holds a master’s degree in education from the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York, and has achieved professional licensure as a teacher in Wisconsin, Iowa, Ohio, New York and Massachusetts, as her family moved with her husband’s academic career. Mrs. Calareso began her teaching career 30 years ago and has been an elementary classroom teacher at various grade levels. She served as the curriculum library supervisor at the College of St. Rose for several years, and that position led her to pursue the necessary graduate studies to become certified as a library media specialist. For the past 16 years, Mrs. Calareso has been employed as an elementary school librarian. She retired from her most recent position at the Josiah Haynes Elementary School in Sudbury, Massachusetts, in June 2014.

Mrs. Calareso is honored to assume her role as the first “first lady” of St. Joseph’s College. She brings a wealth of experience to this position from her husband’s previous presidencies. Her duties as first lady have included everything from serving midnight breakfasts to students studying for exams, to hosting visiting dignitaries. Alumni visits, attending student activities and participating in community service have all been a part of her life as a presidential spouse these past 15 years. Mrs. Calareso is looking forward to many new opportunities to serve the SJC community.

32nd Annual Scholarship Gala Committee

Gala Committee Chair

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

*Alberta M. D’Afflisio Aldinger ’70

*Sheila Baird
Kimelman & Baird LLC

*Peter Boger
Ridgewood Savings Bank

John Buran
Flushing Bank

*Mary Butz ’69
Edspiration Enterprises LLC

Rose Calareso
St. Joseph’s College

Paige Napoli Carbone ’02
St. Joseph’s College

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

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

Nancy Connors
St. Joseph’s College

John Danzi
Long Island Hotels LLC

Joan Reardon Dillon ’56

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

*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.

*Mary M. Lai
Long Island University

Kevin Lessing

*Frank Lourenso

Nancy Magrini
Waldner’s Business Environments

*Dennis McCarthy
Asset Management Associates of NY

*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

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

*Michael E. Ryan
The LandTek Group Inc.

*Stephen Somers ’82
Vigon Internation Inc.

(Committee in Formation)
* 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
  • Corporate logo included in Scholarship Gala video
  • Platinum Web ad
  • 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
  • Platinum Web ad
  • Prominent signage at event
  • Logo featured in pre-event publicity

    Dinner Sponsor, $10,000

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

    Gold Sponsor, $7,500

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

    Silver Sponsor, $5,000

  • Table of 10 with preferred seating
  • Silver Web ad
  • Signage at event

    Bronze Sponsor, $4,000

  • Table of 10
  • Bronze Web ad

    Individual Ticket Price, $400

    Listing in Web Journal, $250

Underwriting Opportunities
Video $5,000
Printing $3,000
Entertainment $2,000
Décor $1,000
Photography $750
All underwriters will receive the following:
  • Event signage and/or video recognition
  • Full-color Web ad, Web banner and a link to company website

Web Ad Guidelines

Your ad will appear in a Web journal on our website,, until September 2015. Please submit your ad copy as soon as possible for maximum exposure.

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, contact information and website address.

All artwork and materials should be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to
St. Joseph’s College
1 Terry Street, Suite 2
Patchogue, NY 11772
Attn: Special Events.

For more information, call 631.687.2655 or email [email protected].


Silver Sponsor

Barnes & Noble College

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

PSP Sports

Racanelli Construction Company, Inc.

William Charles Printing Co. Inc.

Bronze Scholarship Sponsor

Allied Barton Security

Chernoff Diamond

Dewey Golkin, Esq.

Daniel J. Keane, Esq.

Keating Associates Inc.

The LandTek Group

Frank & Irene Lourenso

Precision Lawn Care

St. Joseph's College Alumni Association


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