Saint Francis University is pleased to announce that Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, will be visiting the University on March 30, 2017.
While on campus Cardinal Dolan will celebrate a public Mass at 4 p.m. in the in the Maurice Stokes Athletics Center. Following Mass, Cardinal Dolan will attend an on-campus fundraising dinner and awards ceremony in honor of his friends, Lou and Pat DiCerbo of Manhasset, New York. Mr. DiCerbo is a 1959 graduate of Saint Francis, a 1997 Distinguished Alumnus of the University, and a member of the Financial Services Management Hall of Fame.
"It is a great privilege for Saint Francis University to have Cardinal Dolan celebrate Mass with and for us on our campus. Our faculty, staff, and students look forward to welcoming him to the University in March.,” shared University President, Fr. Malachi Van Tassell, T.O.R., Ph.D. “As President, I am grateful for Cardinal Dolan's support in furtherance of the mission and Catholic identity of Saint Francis University. We are pleased that the Cardinal can join us that evening in honoring Lou and Pat DiCerbo, who have committed to funding
The Rev. Gabriel J. Zeis, T.O.R. Endowment for Franciscan Studies and Roman Catholic Theology,” Fr. Malachi continued.
In 2013, the DiCerbos committed $1 million dollars to the University to create the aforementioned endowment fund in support of furthering the school’s Catholic-Franciscan mission. Proceeds raised through the dinner will be used to enhance the endowment.
Activities supported by the fund reach out to those who share affinity with the University's patron saints, St. Francis of Assisi and St. Clare, as well as Servant of God Dorothy Day (a Catholic social activist whose name adorns the University's peace and justice center.)