Meet Our Donors

Anthony “Tony” Galioto ’67Anthony “Tony” Galioto ’67
A Call to Servant Leadership

Tony financially supports the University in many ways, including the Anthony J. Galioto Endowed Scholarship. Out of gratitude for his time at Seton Hall and conscious of the legacy he would like his children and grandchildren to be proud of, he has chosen to leave a specific bequest in his will to support undergraduate studies in the Department of Psychology. Read more »

Dean E. Cole ‘68Dean E. Cole ‘68
A True Testimonial

Dean credits the University with giving him a quality education, a warm and welcoming student environment, a taste of the “true” college life, and of course, Pirate Athletics. His planned gift was not prompted by any particular event. Rather, it was conceived as his ultimate gesture to his alma mater. Read more »

A photo of Richard Connors, Ph.D. '50Richard Connors, Ph.D. ‘50
Funding His Passions

During his remarkable 40-year career with the University, Dick served as a professor and then chair of the Department of Political Science, before becoming provost. He recently included the University Libraries in his estate plans with a planned gift to enhance the Library's collections. Read more »

A photo of Maureen and David Wadiak sitting in their convertible.Maureen (Hennessy) Wadiak ‘80
Equalizing the Playing Field

Maureen and her husband established an endowed scholarship with the hope that their gift will enable the University to attract and retain students who will be tomorrow's leaders — leaders who combine intellect and integrity to make the world a better place. Read more »

Patricia Burgh House Ed.D. ’01Patricia Burgh House Ed.D. ’01
Higher Cause

Pat honored her lifelong love of learning and commitment to higher education through a generous gift to the Stetar-Finkelstein Fund, which supports the University’s higher education doctoral program and recently, she and her husband committed a major donation through their estate, creating the Patricia Burgh House and Steven House Endowed Discretionary Fund. Read more »

Larry and Pat LintonLaurence W. Linton ’62 / M.A. ’64
Remembering How His Life Has Been Enriched

Larry and Pat have been contributing consistently to Seton Hall since they were married in 1971.While revising their estate plans, Larry and Pat felt strongly that they wanted to include Seton Hall in appreciation for the many ways their lives have been enriched by the University. Read more »

Daniel A. Giovinetto ’80Daniel A. Giovinetto ’80
A Duty to Support Future Generations of Seton Hall Scholars

Dan Giovinetto ’80 became the first in his family to earn a college degree and now supports current students through the Daniel A. Giovinetto Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship Fund which assists the next generation of students in helping them reach their goals. Read more »

Joseph ’59/M.B.A. ’75 and Nancy McTigheJoseph ’59/M.B.A. ’75 and Nancy McTighe
Honoring His School and Their Team

Joe McTighe ’59/M.B.A. ’75 says giving back and providing scholarship funding was foremost on his and wife Nancy’s gift planning agenda. Because of their interests in scholarship support and athletics, Joe and Nancy made Seton Hall a partial beneficiary of their retirement accounts. Read more »

Joe ’79 and Martha ’81 AndreskiJoe ‘79 and Martha ‘81 Andreski
Jersey Generous

Joe ’79 and Martha ’81 Andreski have lived in eight U.S. states. But their enduring connection to the place they grew up — and to Seton Hall — led them to fund a new student scholarship. Through an estate commitment, they have set up a scholarship fund for students from Union County schools. Read more »

Patricia Frele '73/MBA '79 with her Scholarship RecipientPatricia Frele ‘73/MBA ‘79
Honoring Her Parents

Patricia established the James and Rose Frele Scholarship Fund to assist students in the College of Education and Human Services or the Stillman School of Business. She accomplished that goal by adding Seton Hall as a beneficiary of her Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Read more »

Robert Tarte ’65/J.D. ’69Robert Tarte ‘65/J.D. ‘69
Sustaining Scholarship Support to Promote Italian Language and Culture

Robert has funded an endowed scholarship which benefits students in Italian Studies, and through an estate gift and a Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA), he has ensured future generations will benefit from his generosity. Read more »

Joseph Kacirek, MA ‘81Joseph Kacirek, MA ’81
A strong advocate of academic rigor and excellence.

A strong advocate of academic rigor and excellence, he is a staunch believer in a liberal arts education. For that reason, he named Seton Hall as the beneficiary of his Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to establish the Kacirek-Klement Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Read more »

Harold ’63/MAE ’69 and Jacqueline MA ’69 D’AlessioHarold ’63/MAE ’69 and Jacqueline MA ’69 D’Alessio
Giving back to the places that helped along the way.

Married for more than 50 years and now retired, Harold and Jaqueline are true servant leaders and have designated Seton Hall as a beneficiaries in their will. Together their gifts will support students and seminarians and provide a D’Alessio legacy at Seton Hall for years to come. Read more »

Nicholas R. Scalera ’63Nicholas R. Scalera ‘63
A Feeling of Social Responsibility

Nicholas R. Scalera’s constant desire to give back led the alumnus back to his alma mater where he created the Nicholas R. Scalera ’63 Scholarship Fund. For Nicholas, it has proved to be one of the most personally rewarding decisions of his life. Read more »

Alexanderina Vigh ’65Alexanderina Vigh ‘65
A Personal Responsibility

Alexanderina Vigh ’65 values her Seton Hall education more than ever. Through gift planning, she is ensuring the University’s vitality for future generations. Read more »

Joseph Toma '49Joseph Toma ‘49
A Grand Adventure

For Joseph Toma ‘49, a wartime stint in the Coast Guard, a successful business built from the ground up, and a 62-year marriage add up to a well-lived life. Read more »


Tony Zengaro ’63Tony Zengaro ‘63
Paying it Forward

From baseball to accounting to life as a public servant, Tony Zengaro ’63 wants other students to have the same opportunities he had at Seton Hall. Tony has designated Seton Hall as the beneficiary of his retirement savings account that will establish the Tony Zengaro Endowed Pirate Blue Scholarship.  Read more »

Joe Vuono, M.A. ‘70Joe Vuono, M.A. ‘70
A Lifelong Inspiration

Joe Vuono’s parents were hardworking Italian immigrants devoted to their Catholic faith. They made countless personal sacrifices to afford a college education for Joe M.A. ’70 and his sister. And their example led Joe to a life of service — to his community and to his faith. Read more »

Joseph A. Reilly ’60Joseph A. Reilly ’60
Paying a Debt of Gratitude

Joseph A. Reilly ’60 was attracted to Seton Hall because of its proximity to New York City and the University’s radio station, WSOU. Given Joe’s interest in broadcasting, Seton Hall was the right choice; he spent untold hours at his newfound love WSOU. Read more »

Anthony LeeAnthony Lee '71, M.A. '73, M.L.S., M.A. '80
A Bequest Inspired by a Catalog of Memories

Anthony Lee '71, M.A. '73, M.L.S., M.A. '80 can link every memorable moment of his life at Seton Hall to a personal milestone. Though the much-beloved reference librarian and professor retired in December 2016, his positive impact on campus will continue well into the future thanks to a bequest — an estate gift — he has made to Seton Hall. Read more »

Lucille Flynn, Class of ’83Lucille (O’Connor) Flynn ’83
Extending a Lifelong Relationship

Lucille Flynn ’83 knows how to choose the right university. After more than three decades working in higher education, Flynn advises students that comfort is a key factor. Read more »


Frank and Lillian EilbacherFrank Eilbacher '50
A values-based success story

Frank Eilbacher '50 had supported Seton Hall for much of his life, including gifts to the annual fund and by attending athletic and cultural events. This generosity, he explained, was a token of appreciation for the intellectual, moral and religious development he received as a student. Read more »

Dr. John DeVoy '55, D.D.S.John DeVoy '55, D.D.S.
Ensuring the education of tomorrow’s seminarians

Safeguarding the future of the priesthood was a passion for John DeVoy ’55, D.D.S. The oral surgeon and part-time anatomy professor regularly supported the Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology. Read more »


Richard E. MahmarianRichard E. Mahmarian M.B.A. ’68
Upholding Seton Hall's legacy of access

Richard E. Mahmarian M.B.A. ’68 grew up in Belleville, N.J., the son of immigrant parents who understood that an education was essential for achieving prosperity in their adopted country. Read more »


Meet Ruth MorganRuth Morgan
No longer teaching, but still helping students

Thomas J. Morgan '66 was a man of many interests, from running marathons to deep-sea fishing. His greatest pursuit, however, was teaching English at Lincoln High School in Jersey City, N.J. His partner in this adventure was his wife, Ruth, another member of the English faculty. Read more »

George MehmGeorge Mehm ’77/M.B.A. ’80
Honoring his family by helping others

The first person in his family to attend college, George Mehm ’77/M.B.A. ’80 took his love of learning to Seton Hall, where he earned a B.A. in political science and an M.B.A. in finance. Today he serves on the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies Board of Advisors in the Stillman School of Business. To help continue this upward trajectory, he established a bequest to create the Mehm and Kriz Family Endowed Scholarship Fund. Read more »