10th Annual
Community Leadership Celebration

Stay tuned for our Honoree Announcement for 2023! 

Please stay tuned for the announcement of our Lead On award recipient and honoree as we celebrate 10 years of your commitment to Marywood and her students through the Community Leadership Celebration on Thursday, May 4, 2023.

Lead On Award

Marywood’s Lead On Award is bestowed upon established community leaders who have demonstrated an untiring dedication to our region, to our community, and to Marywood University.

2022 Lead On Award recipient

Sister Gail Cabral, IHM, Ph.D., C.M.F.C.

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(Photo by Thomas Kerrigan - The Wood Word)

Marywood University’s Ninth Annual Community Leadership Celebration, which took place on Thursday, May 5, 2022, honored Sister Gail Cabral, IHM, Ph.D., who recently retired after 52 years as a psychology professor at Marywood. Funds raised at this year’s Community Leadership Celebration (CLC) exceeded $252,000.

To date, the CLC has raised nearly $3.2 million dollars. Marywood University’s CLC event is the University’s only fundraising event that provides special support to Marywood students. Proceeds from this year’s event, as in the past three years, will support the President’s Innovation Fund, a fund that supports Marywood students through initiatives that enhance the academic experience in the IHM tradition.

More than 200 people gathered at the Insalaco Arena in the Center for Athletics and Wellness to celebrate as Marywood proudly bestowed the Lead On Award to Sister Gail, honoring her for her lifelong commitment to education, service, and the common good, as well as her dedication to the psychology and importance of friendship.

Mary Anne Fedrick, Ph.D., retired Marywood dean, and Maria Gogal, Marywood trustee, both longtime friends of Sister Gail, served as committee co-chairs of the event. Guests of the event were entertained by pianist Jim Waltich, vocalist Erin Malloy, and magician and mentalist John Graham. In addition, student vocalists Dominique Ferraro ’25, Gabe Jenceleski ’24, and Sean Wolfe ’24, accompanied by Rick Hoffenberg, DMA, sang “Old Friends” from the Sondheim musical, Merrily We Roll Along.

For 56 years, Sister Gail has been a professed member of the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM). Throughout her more than five decades of teaching psychology, she has worked with students on undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. She was the first director of Marywood’s Ph.D. program in human development and also served as the chairperson of the psychology department. Sister Gail holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and a master of science in education from Marywood, as well as a Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America. She received a National Endowment for the Humanities for a two-month seminar in autobiography at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She has researched, taught, and presented on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator; gender differences; social-cognitive development, particularly in the area of friendship relations; and the relationship of psychology and religion.

To learn more about Marywood University’s Annual Community Leadership Celebration, please visit marywood.edu/clc, or call (570) 348-6238.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

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Gold Sponsors

Sandra '63 and Paul Montrone

Silver Sponsors

Congregation of Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Pia Ferrario, Sister Mary Pia Ferrario IHM '64 & '73, Mary F. Rinaldi '71 & '77, Joseph and Nancy Ferrario

Paula and Virginia Collins Shields '48

Bronze Sponsors

Media Sponsors

LAMAR

Times-Shamrock Outdoor Advertising

WNEP-TV

*This page was last updated on 6/28/22. Any changes or additions received after that date will appear upon the next update.

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Marywood University Held Its 8th Annual Community Leadership Celebration Honoring Jim and Cathy Gavin for Inspiring Social Justice

Marywood University’s Eighth Annual Community Leadership Celebration, Inspiring Social Justice, took place on Thursday, June 10, 2021, honoring Jim and Cathy Gavin of Scranton.

Nearly 300 people gathered outdoors in the Motherhouse and Seminary Morgan Memorial Garden to celebrate this exceptional couple. Sister Mary Persico, IHM, President, proudly bestowed the Lead On Award to Jim and Cathy Gavin, honoring them for their community leadership, their selfless work for the benefit of Marywood students and the greater community, and for making our area a better place to live, work, and raise a family.

Barbara Cawley '63 and Mary Ellen Coleman '68, served as committee co-chairs of this very speial evening. Guests were welcomed by Richard McLane, bagpiper on arrival. Isabella Snyder '22, student vocalist, accompanied by Stephen Murphy, pianist, who serenaded guests with a rendition of Danny Boy, all a nod to the Gavins’ proud Irish heritage.

It was a great night for Marywood with beautiful music, fabulous food, and the company of friends coming together. It shaped a memorable time for all while celebrating those whose generosity is helping to further the mission of Marywood in empowering students to discover their passion and realize their dreams.

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Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Gold Sponsors

UPMC Health Plan and Community Care Behavioral Health

John A. and Ellen Walsh. Ann Walsh, I.H.M., Ellen Walsh and Matthew Taschetti, James Walsh and Carina Guiterman, Emily, Kelly, Hunter, and Liam

Silver Sponsors

Chartwells

Susan and Sal Cognetti

Congregation of Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Pia Ferrario, Sister Mary Pia Ferrario IHM '64 & '73, Mary F. Rinaldi '71 & '77, Joseph and Nancy Ferrario

Stirna and La Buona Vita Family

The Gavin Family, Katie, Michael, Gavin, and Grace

Walsh Electrical Inc.

Bronze Sponsors

Col. (Ret.) Rich and Col. (Ret.) Lorraine Breen '78

Elizabeth Burns

John and Mary Cognetti '75

Diocese of Scranton

Paul and Anne Falzett '79

Ann and David Hawk

Kelleher Tire

Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg, LP

Jim and Mary Ellen McDonough '73 and Family

NET Federal Credit Union

PDQ

Antonia (Toni) Maria Gerod Schierling '60 and Hartmut (Hans) Schierling

Times-Shamrock Communications

Simplex Homes

Paula and Virginia Collins Shields '48

Dorothy Gavin Ward '65

The Washo Brothers

The Wright Center

Special Sponsors

Valet Parking

FNCB

Entertainment

Congregation of Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Entryway

Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank

Table Décor

The Concord Advisory Group, Ltd.

Musical Act

The Advocacy Alliance

Chartwells

Friendship House

hemmler + camayd architects

The Palumbo Group

R.N. DeMeck Roof Management Services, Inc.

University Gear Shop, LLC

Sponsor a Student

Charles W. Grimm Construction

Alejandra Marroquin '16

Mary Kay Rotert

Business Card Ads

Michael E. Bugno '98

Dick and Erin Kane

Mountain Media

Edward Knight O'Donnell Funeral Home

People's Security Bank & Trust

Reuther + Bowen

Robert Tamburro

Scranton Counseling Center

Waste Management

Shout Outs

Children's Service Center of Wyoming Valley

Dougherty Leventhal Price, Brian, Joe, and Judy Price

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Fafi and Tom Karam

Alice Keisling

Bill and Bean Lynett

Virginia and Bob McGregor

Jim and Tammy McHale

The Stevens Family

Betty and Frank Sweeney

Toyota of Scranton

University of Scranton

Donors

3 Seed Marketing Design & Interactive

John Walsh Barth

Atty. Richard and Faye Bishop

Dr. Charles G. Blewitt

Atty. Patrick '78 and Kate '80 Brier

Brucelli Advertising

Ellen H. Casey '53

Alice Casparro '75

Barbara Cawley '63

Thomas and Sonya Cesarini

Ann Boland Chase '79

Catherine Clarke '59

Christine Clarke and Jag Singh

Mary Ellen Coleman, H ('68)

Francis Crowley

Lee and Ellen '67 Dehihns

Dempsey Linen & Uniform Supply

Kevin Edwards

Reverend Cyril D. Edwards

Frank and Renee Epifano

Kevin Farrell

Clayton and Catherine Fitzhugh

Nina Flanagan

Joellen Flynn

Stephen and Mary Lawler Fox, Ph.D. '12

Peter and Laura Frieder

Friends of the Poor

Sister Mary Jo Gallagher, IHM '68

Charles and D'Anne Garvey

Joseph X. Garvey

Mary Ann Garvey '73

Celestine and Jim Ghigarelli

Nada and Michael Gilmartin

Maria Gogal '04

Goodwill Industries of NEPA

Bernadette Gray-Little '66, Ph.D. and Shade Little

Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce

Mary Lou Grogan '88

Robert P. Harrington

Dr. Ann Henry '73

Highland Associates, Inc.

Robert Hill Family

George and Karen Kairis

James and Elaine Keeler

William and Dr. Diane Keller '97

Thomas and Debbie Kerrigan

Kincel Ventures, LP

Ken and Donelle Kingsley

Frank and Penni Kinsella

Carl and JoAnne Keuhner

Knowles Associates

Lackawanna College

Lakeland Golf Club, Inc.

Alice Lance

John and Florence '77 Lawless

Madolyn MacArthur

Christina Mace, M.B.A. '17

Dr. Edwin and Rosemary Malloy '68

Drs. John and Maggie Mariotti '75

Maternal & Family Health Services

McAllister & Quinn

Joseph and Barbara McCarthy

Dr. Alice McDonnell '77

Joyce and Gerard McNamara

Timothy McNamara

Michelangelo Sculpture Casting

MyCIL Northeast PA

Dr. Frank and Jill Myrkalo

North Pocono Glass

Atty. Morey and Sondra Myers

Dr. Kimberly Pavlick '11 and Kenneth Okrepkie

Bob & Maureen O'Malley

Sister Theresa O'Rourke, IHM '67

Annette Palutis '59

Peter & Margaret Parinsi

Mary Theresa and Paul Paterson

Pesavento Monuments

Pioneer Crossing Landfill

R J Burne Cadillac

Burt Reilly

Frank Roche

Pat '93 and Larry Rosetti, M.S. '88

Dennis Russo

Sal Santoli

Art and Gail Scaramuzzo

Larry and Judy Schrader

Scranton Preparatory School

Darlene Sedlak

The Society for Preservation of Tripp Family Homestead

Barbara Spellman Shuta '68

Sister M. Redempta Sweeney, IHM '66

Stirna and La Buona Vita Family

The Green Scene, LLC

The Tighe Foundation

Robert and Patricia Timlin

Joyce Tressler

Universal Printing Company

James Walsh

Joyce L. Welby '59

Robert Wright, M.D.

Jimmy Wynn

Wendy Yankelitis '06

Renée Gregori Zehel '91, Ph.D. '16 and Shawn Zehel '92

Harry and Christine Zike '76

Media Sponsors

Julie Jordan Photography

LAMAR

Times-Shamrock Outdoor Advertising

WNEP-TV

*This page was last updated on 7/13/21. Any changes or additions received after that date will appear upon the next update.

The Judge Richard P. and Marion Conaboy Family and Marywood Frontline Workers

This year's 7th Annual Community Leadership Celebration went virtual! On September 17th, hundreds of Marywood alumni and friends joined our 2020 Lead On award winners The Judge Richard P. and Marion Conaboy Family in honoring the Marywood University graduates working on the front lines as healthcare workers, educators, social workers, and counselors.

    Community Leadership Celebration

    Marywood University’s first ever Virtual Community Leadership Celebration took place on Thursday, September 17, 2020, honoring The Judge Richard P. and Marion Conaboy Family. Marywood joined the honorees in saluting Marywood students, alumni, and community members working on the front lines. Funds raised through this year’s Community Leadership Celebration (CLC) totaled $280,000. Beginning in 2014, to date, the CLC, held annually, has raised $2.5 million dollars for the University.

    The evening was emceed by Msgr. Joseph G. Quinn, J.D., J.C.L. and featured powerful performances by student vocalists Mason Marie Clark and Leanne Onofrio, and Michele Conaboy McGrath and Stephen Murphy, as well as testimonials from Sen. Robert P. Casey, Jr., Judge Terrence R. Nealon, and longtime family friend, Rev. Bernard R. McIlhenny, S.J. Also featured was a video montage saluting frontline healthcare workers, educators, social workers, and counselors.

    Sr. Mary Persico, IHM, Marywood University President, proudly bestowed The Judge Richard P. and Marion Conaboy Family with the Lead On Award, to recognize their exemplary lifetime community leadership endeavors and the meaningful difference they have made through decades of public service, abiding faith, and dedication to the greater good of all.

    “On behalf of my entire extended family, so many of whom are Marywood graduates, we are so honored by this award,” said Atty. Mary Ann Conaboy Abrahamsen ’73. “My parents would have been thrilled to have this.”

    “We started in our own family, the 14 of us; that was our own community, and that is where my parents taught us the value of community service,” said Atty. William P. Conaboy, President and CEO of Allied Services. “There is a drastic shortage of trained nurses. We work very closely with Marywood’s PA and Nursing programs, integrating the students needing to be trained to be the future caregivers. The University has done an outstanding job as a neighbor, as a collaborator, as an educator with our system.”

    “We were very honored and humbled to act as co-chairs for this event,” said Ann Henry ’73 and Mary Ellen Coleman H('68). “We came together in an unusual way to support Marywood, its students, and the Conaboy Family. While COVID-19 may be keeping us physically distant, our support, love, and friendships continue to bind us together, and, in some ways, may have made us even stronger.”

    Marywood University’s CLC event is the University’s largest fundraising event that provides special support to Marywood students. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the President’s Innovation Fund, which supports Marywood students through initiatives that enhance the academic experience in the IHM tradition.

    To learn more about Marywood University’s Community Leadership Celebration please visit marywood.edu/support/clc or call (570) 348-6238.

    Support of this event helps empower Marywood students to shape the future as they discover their passion and realize their purpose. Together we can make a difference in our world.

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    Thank you to our generous sponsors!

    Silver Sponsors

    Attys. Ned and Mary Ann Conaboy '73 Abrahamsen

    Allied Services

    The Law Offices of Cognetti and Cimini

    The Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

    Pia Ferrario, Sister Mary Pio Ferrario IHM '64 & '73, Mary F. Rinaldi '71 & '77, Joseph and Nancy Ferrario

    Chartwells

    Bronze Sponsors

    Cols. Lorrie '78 & Rich Breen

    Elizabeth Burns

    William and Mary Ellen Mahon M.S. '94 Conaboy

    Diocese of Scranton

    Jim and Cathy Gavin

    Dr. Ann R. Henry '73

    PDQ Digital Print Design Mail

    Mary Ellen '73 and Jim McDonough & Family

    The Quinn Family

    Antonia Gerod '60 and Hartmut Schierling

    Paula Shields

    Virginia Collins Shields '48

    Simplex Industries, Inc.

    Stevens & Lee/Financial S&lutions

    P & W/Washo, Inc.

    The Wright Center

    Times-Shamrock Communications

    Special Sponsors

    Entryway

    Fidelity Deposit & Discount Bank

    Valet Parking

    FNCB

    Table Décor

    Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

    Entertainment

    The Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

    Musical Act

    Michael E. Bugno '98

    John and Mary Cognetti

    Edwards Business Systems

    Follett Higher Education Group

    Gertrude Hawk Chocolates

    hemmler + camayd architects

    John and Florence '77 Lawless

    Myers Brier and Kelly, LLP

    The Palumbo Group

    Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates, PC

    Sponsor a Student

    Charles W. Grimm Construction, Inc.

    Lackawanna Bar Association

    Millett Real Estate

    Mary Kay Rotert

    Barbara Spellman Shuta '68

    TOPP Business Solutions

    Supporters

    Andrew Brown's Drug Store

    Atty Jim and Judy Conaboy Doherty

    Patrick and Nancy Conaboy Casey

    Highmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

    Fafi and Tom Karam

    Bill and Bean Lynett

    NET Credit Union

    The University of Scranton

    Toyota of Scranton

    Business Card Ads

    R.N.DeMeck

    Reuther + Bowen

    Urban Electrical Contractors, Inc.

    The Concord Advisory Group

    Chris DiMattio '88 and Ann Celli DiMattio, M.S. '93

    MTL Material Technology & Logistics, Inc.

    Trane Technologies

    Peoples Security Bank & Trust

    Donors

    3 Seed Marketing Design Interactive

    Atty. Chip and Sarah Abrahamsen, Jr.

    Anthony and Mary Alice Hennigan Acquaviva '72

    Linda Barrasse, M.D.

    Ann Boland-Chase '79

    Atty. Joshua and Kathryn Borer

    James Brady

    Carolyn Brombacher

    Dr. Andrew Brown

    Brucelli Advertising

    R J Burne

    Al Caines, Jr. Plumbing & Excavating

    Rep. Mike Carroll

    Patrick E. Castellani

    Barbara Cawley '63

    Sister Kate Clancy, IHM

    Dr. Christina Clark

    Emily and Michael Coleman

    Mary Ellen Coleman (H)'68

    Richard Conaboy, Jr.

    Francis Crowley

    Tracy and Tom Doherty

    Frank and Renee Epifano

    Kevin Farrell

    Clayton and Catherine Fitzhugh

    Dr. Mary Lawler Fox '12

    Maria Gogal '04

    Richard M. Goldberg, Esq.

    Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce

    Daniel and Meghan Haggerty

    Matthew and Chrissy Haggerty

    Highland Associates

    Honeywell, Inc.

    Dick and Erin Kane

    Knowles Associates Insurance Consultants

    John and Kathy Kotula

    Bobby and Noelle Lynett

    Erik, M.S. 2019, and Christina Mace, M.B.A. 2017

    Alejandra Marroquin '16

    The Honorable Robert A. Mazzoni

    Dr. Alice McDonnell '77

    Virginia and Bob McGregor and Family

    Michelangelo Sculpture Casting

    Northeastern Transit, Inc.

    Bart O' Connor

    Diane Parks '67

    Attys. Mary Theresa and Paul Paterson

    Frank and Stephanie Persico

    Pesavento Mounuments

    Powell & Appleton, P.C.

    Sidney J. Prejean and Melinda Ghilardi

    Attys. Joe and Judy Price

    Pride Mobility

    Cathie Quinnan

    Pat '93 and Larry Rosetti, M.S. '88

    Joan D. Samuel

    Scranton Preparatory School

    William and Maryla Scranton

    William Sordoni

    James J. Sullivan, AIA

    Dr. Lori '10 and Stephen Swanchak

    Atty. Robert Ufberg

    Universal Printing Company

    Waste Management

    Renée Gregori Zehel '91, Ph.D. '16 and Shawn Zehel '92

    Christine Zike '76

    Media Sponsors

    Beyond the Benefit

    Dangerously Persistent

    idIQ

    Lamar

    Times Shamrock Outdoor Advertising

    WNEP

    Nibbles and Bits

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    We asked for your support.

    You answered resoundingly.

    We all partied with a purpose!

    The 6th annual Community Leadership Celebration was held on Thursday, May 2nd. Honorees, the Little Sisters of the Poor, were presented with the Lead On award in recognition of their compassion and commitment to the care of poor and elderly persons. This very special occasion honored the Little Sisters while supporting Marywood students who make a difference by helping those in our community who have the greatest need. Business professionals, community leaders and the Marywood University community partied with a passion as we congratulated the Little Sisters of the Poor. NYC Dueling Pianos set the tone as Living Florals roamed the floor and our student vocalists wowed the crowd. Fabulous food, exceptional entertainment, and the company of friends shaped a memorable time for all whose generosity is helping to empower Marywood students as they discover their passion and realize their purpose. We asked. You answered. Together we can make a difference in our world.

    You can still support the President's Innovation Fund via our secure online donation form.

    2019 Photo Album

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    On Thursday, May 3, 2018, hundreds of business professionals, community leaders, and friends of Marywood came together for the 5th annual Community Leadership Celebration, honoring our 2018 Lead On award honorees Bill and Maryla Scranton.

    It was not your usual testimonial dinner, but instead a unique and fun evening of great food, company, and entertainment - including dueling pianos, live performances from our student A Capella group, a "scientific" nitrogen ice cream station, and much more!

    Proceeds from this year’s event benefited the President’s Innovation Fund, a comprehensive fund that supports Marywood’s growth and innovation as an academic community.

    2018 CLC Photo Album

    Honorees: Bill and Maryla Scranton

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    2018 Lead On Award Recipients - Bill and Maryla Scranton


    A trio of organizers is working to ensure the success of the University’s Fifth Annual Community Leadership Celebration, set for Thursday, May 3, 2018, which will honor former Lt. Governor William W. Scranton III and Maryla Scranton. Patrick Fricchione, M.D., Moosic, Pa.; Linda B. Keene, Taylor, Pa., and Gerard Champi, Dunmore, Pa., have spent the last several months planning the event.

    Fricchione

    Dr. Fricchione has dedicated much of his professional life to emergency and occupational medicine, his community, and an ongoing commitment to Marywood University and its students. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Pittsburgh, and he attended the Universita per Stranieri (University for Foreigners) in Perugia, eventually earning a degree in Italian language. Dr. Fricchione earned his medical degree from Temple University Medical School. He had two years of surgical training at Presbyterian-University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and completed an Emergency Medicine Residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital before becoming board certified in emergency medicine. He also established the Northeastern Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, P.C. in Dunmore, Pa., and the Northeastern Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre Twp., Pa., and became a consultant and medical director for several Fortune 500 companies. Dr. Fricchione was one of the first physicians in the state to be trained and certified by both the American Academy of Medical Review Officers (AAMRO) and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) as a medical review officer. A Fellow in the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians, he also became certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. In the community, his work has focused primarily on the arts and education, having served as a past president at the Scranton Cultural Center and, presently, on the executive board at Marywood University. Dr. Fricchione’s connection to Marywood grew from his family’s association with the institution. The Fricchione Daycare Center, established in 1991, was the first large named philanthropy initiative at Marywood, as well as the first of many capital projects that would follow in subsequent years. Dr. Fricchione became a Marywood trustee in 2011, working tirelessly to strengthen and support Marywood’s growth and, especially, its students. Recently, Dr. Fricchione has served as a principal at his family’s business, Simplex Industries and Cornerstone Building Solutions.

    Keene

    Mrs. Keene has served as an executive assistant to the Scranton Family for 50 years. In her position as executive assistant, she has had exposure to world affairs; local, state, and national politics; and national and international business. She is a member of the Lackawanna County Women’s Commission; the Chamber of Commerce Women’s Network; the Margery Scranton Council of Republican Women; the Women’s Resource Center Board; and is a trustee for the Covenant Presbyterian Church. She has served as the past president of the Riverside PTA; past president of the Ballet Theatre of Scranton; the past president of the Century Club of Scranton; and was a charter member of the Lackawanna County Library Board, appointed by commissioners Luger and Pettinato. Additionally, Mrs. Keene served as a member of Governor Ridge’s Commission on Judicial Appointments for Lackawanna County for two terms; as past chairperson for the Voluntary Action Center; and she was a former trustee of Elm Park UM Church. She received the Women in Politics award in 2005 from the Margery Scranton Council of Republican Women.

    Champi

    Mr. Champi serves as president and chief executive officer of FNCB Bank. He joined FNCB Bank in 1991 and has more than 30 years of banking experience. Mr. Champi is a 1982 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, where he received a bachelor of science degree in accounting. He earned his master of business administration degree from Wilkes University in 1989. He currently serves as president of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council Boy Scouts of America and as a board member for the Lackawanna Blind Association and Saint Joseph’s Center. He is past president of the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and past president of the Luzerne County Community College Foundation Board of Directors. Additionally, Mr. Champi is a Penn State Worthington Scranton Campus Advisory board member and a lifetime member of the Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association.

    The Fifth Annual Community Leadership Celebration will be held in honor of William W. Scranton III, former Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, and his wife Maryla Scranton.

    William W. Scranton III, former Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, is a fifth generation descendent of the founders of the city of Scranton. He has followed a career similar to his forebears, including business management, community service, and public office. He directs the Scranton Family Office and previously served as the Chairman of the Board of the Harleysville Group of Insurance Companies. Mr. Scranton is currently a member of the boards of Allied Services; Penn’s Northeast; The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce; Geisinger Marworth; the Willary Foundation; the Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry; and tecBRIDGE, an organization he helped found. He has been a strong and persistent voice for a cooperative regional approach to NEPA’s economic revival and for putting behind us our region's historic divisions. As Lieutenant Governor from 1979-1987, he developed and implemented the state’s first energy policy and was instrumental in managing the state’s response to the Three Mile Island crisis. Mr. Scranton created the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority, developed the blueprint for the Thornburgh administration's comprehensive reform of human services, and championed the state's entrepreneurial revival through the Pennsylvania Small Business Council and Ben Franklin Technology Partners. In 1986, he was the Republican nominee for Governor. Though a seasoned public leader, Mr. Scranton's life has largely been defined outside the halls of political power as an entrepreneur and job creator. A 1969 graduate of Yale University, Mr. Scranton holds honorary degrees from King's College, Lehigh University, and The University of Scranton. He has received numerous awards, including the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Association Award for Investigative Journalism, the Salvation Army Others Award, NEPA Boy Scouts Distinguished Citizen Award, and The National Wildlife Federation Conservation Service Citation.


    Maryla Scranton, a community activist and volunteer, has had a long and successful career as a fundraising executive for nonprofit organizations. She has planned and executed annual and capital campaigns that have raised millions of dollars throughout the United States. Mrs. Scranton served as Director of Development for several educational and community organizations, including The University of Scranton; Lackawanna College; Allied Services; Marywood University; and The Langley School, McLean, Virginia. She also served as Vice President of Community Relations and Development for The Mercy Health System regionally, a division of Catholic Health Care Partners,and established the Mercy Foundation and the Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan Institute for Community Health Initiatives. A graduate of Penn State University, Mrs. Scranton started her own business, MPS Consulting, in 2004. She has done volunteer work in Pennsylvania and Virginia. Currently, she is a member of the Board of Governors of The Scranton Area Community Foundation and a Trustee of The University of Scranton. Mrs. Scranton has presented at numerous local and national conferences and has been the recipient of several awards during her career, some of which include: The Children’s Advocacy Center’s Champion of Youth Award, Penn State’s Greater Scranton Chapter Alumnus of the Year Award, and Chair of the Chancellor’s Board at Penn State Scranton.

    For additional information regarding sponsorship opportunities, or to purchase tickets to the Community Leadership Celebration, please visit CLC, or call Patricia Rosetti, Leadership Annual Giving officer, at (570) 348-6238.

    Thank you to all of our generous sponsors!

    Gold Sponsor:

    SANOFI PASTEUR

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    — Silver Sponsors —

    The Law Firm of Cognetti & Cimini

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    Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

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    Pia Ferrario

    Dr. Ann R. Henry and Mr. John T. Wulko

    Sordoni Construction Services, Inc.

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    — Bronze —

    Ned and Mary Ann Abrahamsen

    Allied Services Integrated Health System

    Berkshire Asset Management

    Colonels Lorraine and Richard Breen

    Ferrario Real Estate Development

    FNCB

    Follett

    Dr. Patrick and Andrea Fricchione

    Jim and Cathy Gavin

    Geisinger

    Gentex Corporation

    HEMMLER+CAMAYD ARCHITECTS

    Jackson Lewis, P.C.

    Joyce Haggerty Bell Insurance Group

    Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg, LLP

    Mary Ellen and Jim McDonough and Family

    NET Credit Union

    P&W/Washo, Inc.

    PDQ-Times Printing

    Cathie Quinnan

    Toni and Hans Schierling

    Times-Shamrock Communication

    Paula Shields

    Virginia Collins Shields

    Simplex Industries

    The University of Scranton

    — Special Sponsorships —

    Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Performance Art Sponsorship)

    Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank (Iron Furnace Food Station Sponsorship)

    urban SMARTgrowth (Lake Scranton Food Station Sponsorship)

    Keith Eckel (Musical Act Sponsorship)

    Gertrude Hawk Chocolates (Musical Act Sponsorship)

    PNC Bank (Table Décor Sponsorship)

    Michael Bugno (Musical Act Sponsorship)

    The Palumbo Group (Musical Act Sponsorship)

    Keystone Iron Works & Marywood University (Iron Pour)

    Shout Out to Bill & Maryla Scranton:

    John and Mary Cognetti

    Edwards Business Systems

    Highmark

    Kane is Able

    Kreder Brooks Hailstone, LLP

    Bill and Bean Lynett

    Virginia & Bob McGregor

    M&T Bank

    Medico Industries

    Penn State Scranton

    Patrick Solano

    Robert Tambur

    Jean and Jack Sweeney

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    4th Annual Community Leadership Celebration

    On May 4, 2017, the Center for Athletics and Wellness was filled with live music, living florals, aerialists, and food from around the globe for the fourth annual Community Leadership Celebration.

    This year's event honored Marywood trustee Patrick Fricchione, M.D. for his enthusiastic dedication to his profession and community and his selfless, ongoing commitment to Marywood and its students. Proceeds benefited the President’s Innovation Fund, which supports Marywood’s growth as an academic community.

    Thank you to all of our generous sponsors!

    Gold Sponsor - Sanofi Pasteur

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    Silver Sponsors:

    Pia Ferrario

    The Law Firm of Cognetti and Cimini

    Patrick J. Fricchione, MD

    Ann Henry

    Simplex Industries

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    Congregation Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

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    3rd Annual Community Leadership Celebration

    Northeast Pennsylvania natives Gerry and Marie Terrotta Roche '52 were honored at Marywood's third annual Community Leadership Celebration on May 26, 2016.

    Surrounded by hundreds of family members, friends, trustees, and alumni, Gerry and Marie Terrotta Roche '52 graciously accepted the Lead On award from Sister Anne Munley, IHM, Ph.D., at Marywood University’s third annual Community Leadership Celebration. This prestigious award is bestowed upon established community leaders, who have demonstrated an untiring dedication to our region, to our community, and to Marywood University.

    With their eloquent and entertaining remarks, these true servant leaders reminded us all of the profound and lasting impact of an IHM education. In the past three years, the Community Leadership Celebration has raised over $1 million, which will support Marywood students through scholarships and programs that focus on academic excellence in the IHM tradition.

    Thank you to all of our generous sponsors!

    Gold Sponsor - Sanofi Pasteur

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    Silver Sponsors:

    Pia Ferrario

    Ann Henry

    Michael Insalaco

    Congregation Sisters, Servants of The Immaculate Heart of Mary

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    2nd Annual Community Leadership Celebration

    Marywood’s 2nd Annual Community Leadership Celebration, held on May 7, 2015, in the Center for Athletics and Wellness, honored the Lynett-Haggerty Family with Marywood’s Lead On Award—an award bestowed upon established community leaders who have demonstrated an untiring dedication to our region, to our community, and to Marywood University.

    The Community Leadership Celebration brought out the best and brightest community leaders from around the region. In total, more than 525 people packed Marywood’s Center for Athletics and Wellness.

    The annual fundraising event celebrated the partnership of the University and the community, providing special support for Marywood’s Learning Commons, the centerpiece of A Bold Heart: The Centennial Campaign for Marywood University. Over the last two years, the event generated more than $780,000 toward the new intellectual and social heart of campus.

    Art produced and donated by faculty and friends was auctioned at the dinner. Featured artists included: Pamela Parsons, Christine Medley, Dennis Corrigan, Robert Griffith, Matt Povse, Peter Hoffer, and Jack Puhl. Dale Henry, a world-renowned speed painter, was also on hand to dazzle the crowd with his high-octane painting performance of Marywood’s Arch and Rotunda—along with a modern take on Albert Einstein.

    — Thank You to Our Sponsors —

    Pia Ferrario

    Dr. Pat Fricchione

    Ann Henry

    Marion Munley

    Frank Epifano

    Hartmut & Antonia Schierling

    The Shields Family (Virginia & Paula)

    Jack Tighe

    Chartwells

    Simplex Homes

    HC Architects

    Munley Law

    Sanofi Pasteur

    Times Shamrock

    TMG Health

    Universal Printing Company LLC

    Sisters of IHM

    1st Annual Community Leadership Celebration

    Marywood's inaugural Community Leadership Celebration, held on April 24, 2014, in the Center for Athletics and Wellness, honored John T. Tighe III, CEO of TMG Health, Inc. The event raised a total of $500,000 toward the Learning Commons.

    Art produced and donated by alumni was auctioned at the dinner. Featured artists included:

    Susan Scranton Dawson

    Debbie Kuo

    Steven Walker

    Evelyn Davis-Walker

    Karen Reid

    Aaron A. Harrison

    Angela Thomas

    Lisa Hinkle

    A replica of a life-size bronze sculpture, designed and executed by Sister Cor Immaculatum Heffernan, IHM, was also on display. The sculpture is destined for the amphitheater outside the Learning Commons.