Fairfield Now - Winter 2008
The Magis Dinner
Members of the Fairfield University community of supporters gathered to celebrate the spirit of generosity and "doing more for the greater good" at the annual Magis Dinner in June. This year's special honoree was John Meditz '70, who was recognized for his generous contribution to the new Bellarmine Museum. Fr. von Arx thanked the guests for their contributions, "which affect the lives of so many - not only our students, who will in turn, we hope, go on to 'pay forward' their gifts of time, talent, and service ... for the greater good of others, but also all those whose lives they touch."
Left to right: Honoree and Trustee John Meditz '70 and University President Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J. John Meditz engaged in a discussion with Trustee Tim Conway '76 and his wife Kathryn. Bob Sheils '67 and Trustee Jack Kelly '67, P'96 listened attentively to
Dr. Mary Frances Malone, academic vice president.
John Meditz addressed the gathering at The Lotos Club in Manhattan, an elegant setting for the University's signature
The conversation was lively between Julie Bodell P'11, '09, Trustee Elner Morrell '81, P'03, Geri Derbyshire (major gifts officer),
Trustee Susan Robinson King M.A.'73, and her husband Mike.
Left to right: Jack Kelly visited with Judith Conk P'99, '95 and Michael Guarnieri '84. Dr. Katherine Schwab, associate professor in the Visual and Performing Arts Department, talked with Trustee Tom Franko '69.