A Note from the President
In a week in which the St. Bonaventure community
bid farewell to a beloved
friar and also announced plans for a new
building, I was
again reminded of the grace of giving and of the good that comes from
The gifts Fr. Dan Hurley,
O.F.M., shared with our community were many. His time on campus
equaled more than a third of our University's existence. Perhaps the
most precious gift he gave was to be fully present in the moment with
whomever needed him.
As we remember Fr. Dan and the many gifts he shared, we also remember
the many graduates and friends who daily express confidence in the University's
ability to educate, shape and transform the students in our midst.You
are a member of a unique community -- our Devereux donors, who embrace
the spirit of giving. It is through your grace and commitment that so
much good comes to St. Bonaventure and our students.
We began this e-newsletter one year ago as a means to increase communication
with our Devereux members. We value your input. What would you like
to see in this newsletter? Please feel free to share your thoughts via
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pax et Bonum - Peace and Good,
Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., S.T.D.
President of the University
You Saw it Here First!
We have completed our assessment of the
Anniversary Campaign and are proud to share
a few statistics (listed below). While the Advancement staff is fully
immersed in new initiatives that need our resources and attention, we
wanted to take a moment and reflect on the good-news data generated
by the campaign.
The people the campaign brought together -- and the collective power
of your generosity -- have made a positive and lasting difference for
the University. In fact, the greatest lesson we learned from this assessment
is that the bonds of Bonaventure run deep.
Mary C. Driscoll, '79
Matthew J. Tornambe, CFRE
Associate Vice Presidents for Advancement
Nearly 12,000 graduates of the University supported the
campaign, representing nearly 50%
of our alumni base.
Dollars raised by the University increased 150% between
fiscal years 1992-2000 and the campaign fiscal years of 2001-2009.
New donors during the campaign totaled 2,589.
Seraphim Society membership increased 50% to 455 members.
New York, Pennsylvania, New
Jersey, Florida and Connecticut continue to represent the states with
our largest number of donors.
Ohio, Virginia, Illinois, North Carolina and Maryland posted
significant growth in the number of donors during the campaign. Average
participation in these states increased from 19.27% to 20.33%.
Sharing Our Story
member of "The Greatest Generation," Rev. Msgr. Francis Braun
shares a look back at his time at St. Bonaventure University and Christ
the King Seminary.
and Lorraine Perry of the Perry Law Firm, both members of the
Class of 1983, credit their success to St. Bonaventure.
Did You Know?
commitment of SBU's faculty and staff to our students is remarkable.
The 2010 Faculty and Staff Campaign is in full motion.
View the Photos from Bona Pride Day 2010
St. Bonaventure community showed off their Bona Pride by wearing their
favorite Bona gear (or brown and white) as we kicked off Homecoming
Weekend on Februrary 12, 2010.
View alumni photos at www.facebook.com/bonaventure
(see "fan photos")
View faculty and staff photos: Campus
Joe Butler Series
The Devereux/Seraphim Breakfast
details and register for these events now!
As a member of The Devereux Giving Society, you can request reserved
seating at graduation.
Plus, you are invited to the annual Devereux/Seraphim Breakfast, held
each year as part of the Reunion festivities.
Questions? Please contact Kathleen Ryan
Watch Your Mailbox for Your
New Devereux Membership Card
Members of the Devereux Giving Society recently began receiving the
new Devereux Society Membership card.
The card offers access to members-only discounts at the University Bookstore,
Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts gift shop, Hickey Dinning Hall,
Cafe La Verna, the Club House, and four major hotels in the Olean area.
to Our Newest Devereux Members
Kevin D. Bowers Jr. '05
Dr. and Mrs. Edward M. Boyczuk
Mr. and Mrs. William T. Bradley '85
Mr. Daniel R. Brooks
Col. (Ret.) George W. Burkley '60
Mrs. Edward J. Butler
Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation
Mr. Matthew P. Dabrowski '04
Mrs. Karen L. Eisemann '74 and Mr. Richard E. Eisemann
Empire Resource Recycling, Inc.
International Council for Canadian Studies
Mr. Andrew D. Ireland '87 and Mrs. Danielle L. Ireland '87
Mrs. Helena M. Kessler '75 and Mr. Terry P. Kessler
Mr. Edward F. Kline '50
Mr. Allen L. Knowles III
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Louro '85
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Lundberg '52
Edward J. Maloney, CPA '67
Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Martiny '71
Mr. Kevin P. McGann '80 and Mrs. Coreen A. McGann '80
Mr. Brian P. McLaughlin '03
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Michel
Mr. John H. Moore '97 and Mrs. Susan M. Moore '99
Mr. and Mrs. James P. Nolan '70
Order Minor Coventuals
Ms. Marilou Perie
Mr. Paul S. Pesesky '76 and Mrs. Amy M. Pesesky '77
Province of St. Joseph
Mrs. Allan D. Ramming
Mr. Paul F. Ribardo '65
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Schaaf
Mr. Thomas E. Sparrow '55
Mr. Joseph M. Stetar '67 and Mrs. Marilyn B. Stetar '66
Dr. Carl R. Szot '85 and Mrs. Ann F. Szot '86
Mr. Kevin R. Van Norstrand '84 and Mrs. Hilary I. Van Norstrand '84
Mrs. Connie Monteleone Whitton '73