Trustee and Alumnus John Meditz ’70 Receives Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam award at USA East Province Jesuit Dinner

Alumnus and Trustee John Meditz ’70 Receives Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam Award at USA East Province Jesuit Dinner

From Left to Right: George Diffley, Fr. John Mulreany, Fr. Gerry Blaszczak, Brian Hull ’80, P'13, (Trustee), John Glassford ‘85, Lisa Ferraro Martino ’85, P’22 (Trustee), President Mark R. Nemec, PhD, Suzanne Nemec, John Meditz ’70 (Trustee), Patti Glassford ’85 (Trustee), Fr. Mario Powell (President of Brooklyn Jesuit Prep), Mark Reed (current President of Saint Joseph’s University, soon-to-be President of Loyola Chicago), Fr. Michael Tunney, Fr. Paul Rourke, Kevin Delaney, and Fr. Kevin O’Brien

On May 7, John Meditz was honored with the Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam Award during the annual Jesuit Dinner held at Fordham University.

On Saturday, May 7, Fairfield University alumnus and Board of Trustee member John Meditz ’70 was honored with the Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam award at the USA East Province’s annual Jesuit Dinner at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center.

The USA East Province of Jesuits honors the Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam award “to those who selflessly give of themselves for the greater glory of God.” John Meditz, managing director and co-founder of Horizon-Kinetics, LLC, continues to altruistically give back to institutions that have supported him and that make the opportunities he had access to possible for others.

Meditz earned a bachelor’s in economics from Fairfield University in 1970. In addition to serving on the University’s Board of Trustees, he also gives generously to support Fairfield students, including a $10 million gift to expand and modernize the Leslie C. Quick Jr. Recreation Complex, and gifts that enabled the University to construct and establish the Fairfield University Art Museum, to endow the directorship of the Museum, and to create additional endowed student scholarships. Meditz is also a former chairman and current member of the Board of Trustees at Xavier High School, another of his alma maters.

Meditz served on the Capital Campaign Committee for the USA East Province of Jesuits, where his contribution launched the development of a new apostolic center, The Jesuit Center, which is now central to the Province’s operations. According to the Province, “the unique center allows Jesuits and lay colleagues to respond to ministerial needs in creative and effective ways and continues to foster the increased collaboration that enables USA East Jesuit works throughout our region to continue to thrive.”

Fairfield University is proud and honored to have John Meditz as an alumnus and loyal supporter. Read more about the 2022 Jesuit Dinner.

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