More than 400 people were in attendance at NativityMiguel Buffalo’s annual Scholars Awards Banquet on Wednesday, May 18 at Samuel’s Grande Manor. Featuring a silent and live auction, raffles and a paddle raise, the event set a new high raising more the $380,000 this year.
The awards program recognized longevity in both service and support, as the honorees have been engaged with our school for many years.
This year’s honorees were:
Joseph and Shirley Basil
Michael P. Kirwan Shining Light Award
Nellie J. Golston Award
Father James J. Ruddick, S.J. Renaissance Award
Thank you to our generous sponsors without whom the event would not have been possible.
Top Scholar Sponsor: The Habib Family
Gold Star Sponsors: Try-It Distributing, Inc., Attea Family, Sevenson Environmental Services, Robert & Tammy Laughlin, Pete & Kim Augustine, Ed Killeen
Honor Roll Sponsors: Christopher & Jill Marks, Niagara Frontier Orthopaedic Supplies, Life Storage, Jim & Mary Beth Basil, Uniland Development Company, Michaelene McFarlane, M&T Bank
Merit Roll Sponsors: Paul & Mary Grace Bauer, Dopkins & Company, John W. Danforth Company, St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, NOCO LLC, Acquest Development Company, Mader Construction Company, Catapult Group LLC, Hodgson Russ
Table Sponsors: Sheila & Kathleen McCarthy, John & Suzanne Berger, Lawley, Mary, Mother of Vocations Ministry, Inc., Jim & Mary Beth Basil, Tola Strategies & Management LLC, Sisters of Mercy, Megan Tracy, M.D., Carmen J. Gentile, Attorney at Law
Scholar Sponsors: Nardin Academy, Mt. St. Mary Academy, Shawn Connolly, Douglas & Virginia Knorr, Michael & Catherine Pitek, Rev. Richard Zajac, Phillips Lytle LLP, Mark & Laurie Kostrzewski, SS Columba-Brigid, Dan & Sarah Warner, Barbara Castiglia
Bar Sponsor: Gibson, McAskill & Crosby
Bid Paddle Sponsor: Gallagher Insurance
Centerpiece Sponsor: Tim Kane
Cocktail Reception Sponsor: TommyRotter
Dessert Sponsor: Brothers of the Christian Schools
Registration Sponsor: Costanzo’s
Wine Sponsor: Larry Schiavi