nized Suzanne and John, '88, Berger, Fr. Joseph
Bayne, O.F.M., Conv., and Jack Connors for their
committed Franciscan service to Buffalo and
Western New York. The Gaudete Medal is one
of St. Bonaventure's highest awards. It is be-
stowed to outstanding business and community
leaders who exemplify the same spirit expressed
through the life and teaching of Sts. Francis and
Clare of Assisi. This year's event raised more
than $35,000 for student scholarships.
during one-day giving blitz
how it grew organically. Following the success of the 2015 Young
Alumni Challenge, we were confident the Bona Nation would get
young alumni contributing.
offered by Eileen (Madigan)
Kinslow, '86, and Chris
Kinslow, '85, with an
astounding $46,562 raised.
challenge posted by Rich
O'Halloran, '81, donating
stepped up to the
Devereux Giving Societies
Challenge given by Laurie
Krupa, '82, making a gift of
at least $1,000 during the
gether can do great things. We
were blessed to have the likes
of Jim, '76, and Nina, '79,
Meyer contribute $75,000 and
Laurie Branch, '04, give
$25,000, but these major gifts
were just a part of the overall
make their first-ever gift to the university, helping to bring the total of
new gifts that day to 262.
understand how The Bonaventure Fund impacts our students and com-
munity as a whole.