Member of the Board of Trustees Margaret La Rosa D’Angelo ’70Ed, ’22HON, and her partner, Board of Trustees Chair Emeritus Peter P. D’Angelo ‘78MBA, ‘06HON, generous alumni and longtime benefactors to St. John’s College, have pledged a $20 million donation—the largest single present in the 152-year record of St. John’s University—to assistance the design of the new Overall health Sciences Middle (HSC) at the Queens, NY, campus. Their support directs $15 million towards the development of the HSC and five million dollars to the University’s most essential requires.
Mr. D’Angelo, President of Caxton Different Administration, LP, a private financial commitment business, attained his master’s in business enterprise administration from St. John’s. Mrs. D’Angelo is a graduate of The Faculty of Instruction at St. John’s. Each have been awarded honorary degrees from the University.
“St. John’s College holds a exclusive place in our hearts,” expressed Mr. and Mrs. D’Angelo. “We are energized about its route, investment in the health sciences, and unwavering determination to be a place that turns opportunity into results for challenging-doing work pupils who want to make a distinction in the world.”
Mr. D’Angelo was initially elected as a Trustee of St. John’s in 2003 he was elected Chair in 2011 and voted Chair Emeritus in 2016. For the duration of his services as a Trustee, he gave time and talent to quite a few committees, including the Government, Audit and Payment, and Educational Good quality committees. He also chaired the Financial commitment and Fiscal Useful resource Management Committees. He served as a member of both equally the nationwide and government marketing campaign committees for the University’s “Fulfilling the Dream” money campaign.
Mrs. D’Angelo, affectionately acknowledged as “Peg,” is a current Trustee of the University and an avid supporter of schooling, accessibility, and option for all. She is a past Chair of the Board of Catholic Charities of Very long Island. She has served as a Trustee of the Church of St. Anne in Backyard garden City, NY, and Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead, NY. A believer in the transformative electricity of Catholic instruction, she will take a proactive method to amplifying academic experiences that interact, enlighten, and inspire youthful individuals.
The new 70,000-square-foot Overall health Sciences Center, presently underneath construction and scheduled to open up in the Fall of 2024, will develop into the permanent house of St. John’s Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing method. The new nursing application at St. John’s launching future thirty day period is at present housed in the University of Pharmacy and Health and fitness Sciences—the premier service provider of overall health-care staff in Queens County and a single of the big overall health-care educators in the New York Town location.
“The center’s layout and adaptable home layouts will endorse inter-skilled education between existing educational packages and will permit students to find out jointly and do the job as a staff, like the genuine-environment problem uncovered in any scientific placing,” remarked Simon G. Møller, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University Distinguished Professor, and Provost Endowed Chair. “The center’s condition-of-the-artwork simulation facilities will permit students to find out in a protected, realistic, clinical setting before they begin medical rotation assignments at off-campus sites. The generous support of Peg and Peter D’Angelo will enable make this transpire.”
The center, approximated to cost $106 million, is partly funded by a $1.25 million federal appropriation from the US Office of Overall health and Human Services’ Health Assets and Providers Administration secured by Representative Gregory W. Meeks in the US Residence of Representatives and Senator Charles E. Schumer in the US Senate. In addition, St. John’s secured a five-million-greenback New York Point out Bigger Education Cash Matching Grant and a $700,000 Empire Point out Progress grant from Spherical XI of the Regional Economic Improvement Council initiative.
At the recommendation of the D’Angelos, and with the acceptance of the St. John’s Board of Trustees, the Well being Sciences Center will be renamed to honor St. Vincent de Paul, the 17th-century Catholic priest who put together faith, intellect, and sizeable business acumen to revolutionize strategies of caring for and educating those people in have to have. Respected by the effective and loved by the inadequate, St. Vincent de Paul bridged social classes by way of his will work of charity and his advocacy for the disenfranchised. St. John’s was launched and is sponsored by the Congregation of the Mission (the Vincentians).
“The Vincentian mission of provider and education that burns brilliant at St. John’s is one that we need more of these days,” remarked Mrs. D’Angelo, who chairs the Mission and Scholar Results Committee of the St. John’s Board of Trustees.
Jointly, the D’Angelos have currently still left an indelible mark on St. John’s. The few has endowed a scholarship for mathematics majors searching for to pursue a vocation in schooling, and recognized the Peter P. and Margaret A. D’Angelo Chair in the Humanities in St. John’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences—the University’s oldest division. The D’Angelo Chair and lecture draws high-profile, multi-, and cross-disciplinary going to professors to the School for a semester of teaching and scholarly exchange.
Opened in 2009, the strikingly lovely D’Angelo Middle on the University’s Queens campus stands as a visible reminder of their generosity and remarkable devotion to alma mater. Modeled soon after the Fantastic Corridor on Ellis Island that welcomed immigrants to the United States, the center— normally referred to by pupils as “the DAC”—is a five-story, 127,000-sq.-foot, multipurpose tutorial facility that is a popular hub of university student life and exercise on campus.
“Few people have created a increased affect on St. John’s College than Peg and Peter, who stand as designs of all that St. John’s seeks to obtain,” stated Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., President. “The D’Angelos not only give their time and expertise to St. John’s, but have been sage trustees and terribly generous benefactors as effectively. Whether in brick and mortar or in the foundational Vincentian values they emulate, they display remarkable devotion to alma mater and a actual spirit of supportive provider to generations of college students at St. John’s. I am grateful to the D’Angelos for their amazing philanthropy and for all that they do for St. John’s.”