Iona College Raises $1 Million at
2022 Trustees Scholarship Award Gala

Left to right: Glenn Patrick, husband of Margaret Timoney; Noreen Carey, wife of Iona College 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.

Iona College raised $1 million to help support deserving students at its annual Trustees Scholarship Award Gala on March 31. Attendees gathered at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, celebrating distinguished business and community leaders who have contributed to the success of Iona in various ways.


The Legacy Award, bestowed upon unique individuals in recognition of their lifetime accomplishments, 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.


In winning the Legacy Award, Riguardi and Seitz join a notable group of past honorees, including Francis Cardinal Spellman, New York Governor Malcolm Wilson, U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy, The Congregation of Christian Brothers and the 15 Iona alumni lost in the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center.


The Blessed Edmund Rice Humanitarian Award, bestowed upon those who, by their activities and service to others, have reinforced Iona’s identity as a College founded in the tradition of the Congregation of Christian Brothers and American Catholic higher education, was presented to Dr. William and Kathleen Magee, co-founders of Operation Smile. Iona College is a proud partner to Operation Smile, a nonprofit medical organization providing safe and free surgeries for those born with cleft lips and palates around the world.


Dr. William and Kathleen Magee join a prestigious group of past honorees including His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan ’14H, former NY Yankee Mariano Rivera P’15, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, and world-renowned Ice Bucket Challenge co-founder Pat Quinn ‘06.


“It is my distinct honor to congratulate our honorees and, on behalf of Iona College, express my gratitude to our supportive and generous alumni community,” said Seamus Carey, Ph.D., president of Iona. “The funds raised will change lives and families for generations, as students are afforded the opportunity to benefit from a transformational Iona education. Thank you to all who continue to support the students and mission of Iona College in their generous giving.”