#BonaGivingDay 2024

$412,312
Donated
137% of $300,000 goal
829
Donors
This campaign ended on February 16, 2024, but you can still make a gift to St. Bonaventure University by clicking here!

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Katie Dempsey photoKatie Dempsey matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $250Just for Alumni Chapter

An Anonymous DonorMichael Ambrosone ’84 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $250Just for Alumni Chapter (New York - Elmira-Corning)

An Anonymous DonorEmily L. Ciraolo matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $250Just for Alumni Chapter (New York - Buffalo)

An Anonymous DonorRich '70 and Pat '70 Benvenuto matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for Alumni Chapter

Pete Gigliotti photoPeter M. Gigliotti matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $300Just for Class of 1974

Fred Barthmaier photoFred Barthmaier matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500

Greg Schaller photoGreg Schaller matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 2000

An Anonymous DonorPresident Jeff Gingerich and Betsy Gingerich matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,858

An Anonymous DonorPatrick, ’81 and Joanna Doyle matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $800Just for Classes of 2017, 2021

Mary Lou Cherinko photoMary Lou Cherinko matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,000Just for Alumni Chapter

An Anonymous DonorClaudia Borer Gasiorowski, ’99 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,400

An Anonymous DonorBill, ’84 and Mave Hanvey matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500Just for Alumni (1984)

An Anonymous DonorRobert, ’71 and Marnee Pochily matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $3,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $10 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Alumni (1979)

An Anonymous DonorPeter, '88 and Mary, '90 Catalano matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Class of 1988

An Anonymous DonorLaurie Krupa, ’82 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Class of 1982

An Anonymous DonorMark, ’91 and Margaret Murphy matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $7,500

An Anonymous DonorThomas, '72 and Nancy, '72 Coughlin matched $25 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $8,000Just for Alumni Chapter (Washington, D.C.)

An Anonymous DonorMichael, ’86 and Kristen Geiger, ’86 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $8,000Just for Alumni (2014-2023)

An Anonymous DonorBill, '85 and Patti Lawley, Jr. matched $5 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $15,000

An Anonymous DonorMark, ’82 and Kelly, ’83 Mulhern matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50,000
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An Anonymous DonorMichael Vitron gave $250 because 5 donors gaveJust for Alumni Chapter (Pennsylvania - Erie)

Ed Garry photoEdward Garry gave $500 because 25 donors gaveJust for Class of 1992

Mary Beth "MB" Shea Wells '76 photoMary Beth "MB" Shea Wells gave $500 because 25 donors gaveJust for Class of 1976

Craig Vicini photoCraig Vicini gave $500 because $1,000 was given by donorsJust for Alumni Chapter (Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh)

An Anonymous DonorCarol & Joe Desmond gave $1,500 because 15 donors gaveJust for Alumni Chapter (New Jersey - Central/Southern New Jersey)

An Anonymous DonorSteven, '88 and Shirley Barry gave $10,000 because $25,000 was given by donors

An Anonymous DonorJoanne Hoffacker, ’75 gave $14,000 because 80 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorMichael, ’77 and Monica, '78 Anderson gave $20,000 because $20,000 was given by donors
About

Bona Giving Day is the biggest fundraising day of the year for The Bonaventure Fund and the entire St. Bonaventure community is invited to come together to provide vital support for our students and university.

St. Bonaventure University is calling on all alumni and friends to make a bold statement with a donation during the ninth annual #BonaGivingDay on February 15.

The purpose behind the social crowdfunding initiative is to unite Bonnies worldwide in support of today’s students. With megaphone in hand — er, make that a paw, Reilly the Bona Wolf is summoning all in the SBU community to become generosity heroes through a gift to The Bonaventure Fund during the event.

The event will be held in conjunction with Homecoming Weekend, which features Bona Pride Day. The goal is that all alumni and friends will join in with a gift on #BonaGivingDay24 and follow that up by sporting their favorite Brown and White gear and posting to social media using #BonaPrideDay on Feb. 16.

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Affiliations
AffiliationDonorsRaised ($)
Students68$381
Parents53$13,015
Faculty/Staff56$7,434
Alumni Chapter158$122,568
Alumni634$388,585
Friends33$4,641
Class Years
Class ofDonorsRaised ($)
197310$2,873
199316$3,818
198319$13,950
197516$17,409
197217$11,047
197915$40,914
196811$2,850
200210$925
198716$12,250
198816$29,975
197415$5,159
20079$1,900
20038$1,075
19957$340
197810$4,297
20157$1,160
20163$600
198122$8,000
19501$250
19947$5,480
20096$375
19560$0
19510$0
20240$0
19551$100
20124$500
19632$1,100
20234$205
20215$250
19611$250
19601$200
19591$500
19975$875
20068$1,070
19623$2,200
201010$925
20193$40
20116$216
19582$2,070
19965$1,000
20018$1,400
19656$4,300
199230$5,769
20044$704
198013$1,484
19859$18,500
198914$7,725
20226$435
199111$23,390
19644$510
19540$0
19664$600
19704$750
20205$200
19987$675
19996$2,725
19906$1,325
20147$570
198223$59,700
19676$1,800
19570$0
19699$13,250
20184$125
197634$7,160
200011$3,750
20178$350
197711$25,658
20139$970
20059$1,025
200810$1,137
197111$16,850
198424$9,600
198620$14,200
19520$0
19531$500
Alumni Chapters
ChapterDonorsRaised ($)
Pennsylvania - Erie2$350
New York - Buffalo23$8,195
Ohio - Cleveland1$100
Virginia0$0
Vermont3$150
New York - Elmira-Corning2$350
New England0$0
Pacific Northwest1$12,000
Colorado0$0
Georgia - Atlanta1$250
Massachusetts1$350
New York - New York City4$31,439
New York - Binghamton2$150
Illinois - Chicago1$1,000
New Jersey - Northern New Jersey2$2,700
Washington, D.C.7$13,450
New York - Hudson Valley0$0
Minnesota0$0
New York - Albany10$1,384
New York - Syracuse3$7,550
Connecticut6$4,202
Pennsylvania - Philadelphia6$4,020
New Jersey - Central/Southern New Jersey9$3,530
Florida15$24,004
North Carolina - Charlotte23$3,380
Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh9$1,125
New York - University Area11$810
Donor Map
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon77%Alumni
Gradhat icon20%Alumni Chapter
Suitcase icon7%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon4%Friends
Parent icon7%Parents
Book icon9%Students
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Roger Barbaro
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Sheri L. Voss
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Dr. Russell J. Nemecek
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Bob Clark
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George Buell
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Nancy ALLESI
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Peter J Bonanno
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Eboni Hayes
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Advocates

Mark, ’82 and Kelly, ’83 Mulhern photo
Mark, ’82 and Kelly, ’83 Mulhern
Heart icon matched a total of $50,000
Michael, ’77 and Monica, '78 Anderson photo
Michael, ’77 and Monica, '78 Anderson
Gave $20,000 during a Challenge!
Bill, '85 and Patti Lawley, Jr. photo
Bill, '85 and Patti Lawley, Jr.
Heart icon matched a total of $15,000
Joanne Hoffacker, ’75 photo
Joanne Hoffacker, ’75
Gave $14,000 during a Challenge!
Steven, '88 and Shirley Barry photo
Steven, '88 and Shirley Barry
Gave $10,000 during a Challenge!
Michael, ’86 and Kristen Geiger, ’86 photo
Michael, ’86 and Kristen Geiger, ’86
Heart icon matched a total of $8,000
Thomas, '72 and Nancy, '72 Coughlin photo
Thomas, '72 and Nancy, '72 Coughlin
Heart icon matched a total of $8,000
Mark, ’91 and Margaret Murphy photo
Mark, ’91 and Margaret Murphy
Heart icon matched a total of $7,500
Anonymous photo
Anonymous
Heart icon matched a total of $5,000
Laurie Krupa, ’82 photo
Laurie Krupa, ’82
Heart icon matched a total of $5,000