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For Almost 50 Years, Iona College and Winged Foot Golf Club Have Been Raising Money for Scholarships

10/7/2019
People line up to tee off while the winged foot flag waves in the breeze.

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Nearly two hundred alumni and friends of Iona College gathered for the 46th Annual Board of Trustees Invitational at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y., to enjoy a round of golf and to raise funds in support of scholarships for Iona College students.

The Winged Foot Golf Club and Iona College share a belief in the transformational power of education, and 46 years ago, the two established a partnership enabling deserving students, including Winged Foot employees and their families, to pursue their education at Iona College.

This year, the Iona and Winged Foot communities raised over $250,000 as they enjoyed a day on the links, a lavish lunch and dinner, and both live and silent auctions.

Iona College president, Seamus Carey, Ph.D., spoke on the significance of the role Winged Foot plays in the Iona College community and his appreciation of their long-standing commitment, saying, “I am honored to be part of a community that understands the power of education and its ability to develop character, broaden horizons and transform lives. The Winged Foot family and Iona College have been working together to change lives for more than 40 years, and I look forward to continuing our good work together.”

Iona College awards sit on a table before they are distributed to award winners.

This year’s scholarship recipient, Khris-Annecia Lewis ’22, shared heartfelt gratitude with those gathered. “As a scholarship recipient, I was given an opportunity to not only receive an education, but reach my fullest potential as a young woman of color, as I explore a variety of career paths in the medical field,” Lewis said. “As an international Iona student, I have access to resources and opportunities to push me in the right direction of my envisioned future and career path, some of which I never expected could be possible.” Lewis also thanked the Winged Foot Club, as well as her father and sister, saying, “Winged Foot and Iona have actually been a part of my family longer than I have! My dad worked at this prestigious club long before I was born, while my sister is a proud 2005 alumna of Iona College. So as you can see, I’ve known since a very young age, I wanted to follow in my sister’s footsteps to be a part of the Iona legacy.”

ABOUT IONA:
Founded in 1940, Iona College is a master's-granting private, Catholic, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers. Iona's 45-acre campus is just 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. With a total enrollment of nearly 4,000 students and an alumni base of over 45,000 around the world, Iona is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona is highly accredited, offering undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science, and business administration, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and numerous advanced certificate programs. Iona's LaPenta School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a prestigious recognition awarded to just five percent of business schools worldwide.