Senior Class Gift

The Senior Class gift is a long-standing tradition at Manhattan College, and the first chance for graduating seniors to collectively leave a legacy on campus.

graduatesThe Mary Alice & Tom O'Malley Library Terrace will receive brand new furniture, transforming this outdoor space into an even more welcoming and comfortable academic and social community hangout, thanks to the generosity of the Class of 2016.

This year, 230 students raised over $9,000 – a record year! In addition, the Committee put together the second annual 50 Days Party to celebrate the final countdown to Commencement. Seniors who donated at least $20.16 were invited to join a party in the Student Commons Great Room featuring student DJ Roodz, specialty desserts, a senior class toast, giveaways, and automatic entry for raffle items such as a Zipcar membership and much more.

The Committee’s mission is to educate their fellow peers about the importance of philanthropy and giving back to the institution that gave so much to them.

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    Members of the 2016 Senior Class Gift Committee reflected on their experiences, both within the Committee and at Manhattan College as a whole.

    Gino Giglio: School of Business

    Post-graduation plans: Complete MBA at Manhattan College
    Volunteer experience: Beta Alpha Psi honor society, Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
    “Being on the Senior Class Gift Committee was something through which I thought I could really give back to the school and leave a lasting impact. I want to get involved with recruiting…for each of my four internships, I was recruited by an alumnus. To be able to do that for future students would be rewarding.”

    Paige Hughes: School of Liberal Arts

    Post-graduation plans: Working for the New York State Assembly
    in Albany
    Volunteer experience: VP for Resident Affairs, tutor at POTS, L.O.V.E. Haiti
    “I joined the Senior Class Gift Committee because I wanted to help leave the legacy of the Class of 2016. My experience was incredibly rewarding. It taught me how to be creative, how to fundraise (which is harder than I thought!), and how to network. Manhattan College has given me so many opportunities, and I feel that it’s my responsibility to give back.”

    Tiffanie McIntosh: School of Education & Health

    Post-graduation plans: Pursue Master of Education in School Counseling at Loyola University
    Volunteer experience: Cards for a Cause
    “I wanted to become more involved at Manhattan because I am always looking for ways to give back to a community that has given me so much. This experience has brought me out of my comfort zone and helped me develop skills that can benefit me in the future.”

    Jo-Ann Mullooly: School of Liberal Arts

    Post-graduation plans: Lasallian Volunteer at De La Salle high school in St. Louis, MO
    Volunteer experience: L.O.V.E. trips, National Eating Disorders Association, Resident Assistant
    “Manhattan is truly my home and has given me countless opportunities over my four years. I want to support the departments and offices that helped me grow by one day giving back to them. I want to help current and future Jaspers have the same or better opportunities than I did.”

    Nicholas Scanga: School of Engineering

    Post-graduation plans: Project Management at Whiting Turner
    Volunteer experience: Relay for Life
    “I genuinely enjoy working with people, and I love to help others in any way I can. Volunteering for the Senior Class Gift Committee has been greatly beneficial to me. I truly enjoyed getting to work with and know peers of mine. I have had some great years here at Manhattan and, if I can find a way to remain in contact, that would be wonderful.”

    Gregory Zajac: School of Science

    Post-graduation plans: Complete Master of Data Analytics at Manhattan College
    Volunteer experience: L.O.V.E. Montana, President of Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society
    “The type of work I did with the Senior Class Gift Committee was unlike any other work I had ever done. I learned to never give up, no matter how many ‘no’ responses I received. I plan to keep involved with Manhattan by serving as a Class Agent, which will be directly connected with campus giving.”