2 Huntington High School Ryan BonitzHuntington High SchoolAccoladesAP ScholarNational Honor SocietyPresident of Natural HelpersHabitat for HumanityVarsity SoftballRelay for LifeSecretary of Yearbook CommitteeCollegeQuinnipiac CollegePhysician’s Assistant ProgramFDNYHer Father Richard is a retired Member and 9-11 first responder
3 2015 Distinguished Support Awards Emily LaClairPlanned Giving Officer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterDora TaitagueFreelance Architect & Graphic Designer
4 Katherine Broderick New Fairfield, CT Accolades College FDNY Team Captain Varsity Soccer, Basketball, LacrossePresident of Future Business Leaders of America ClubNational Honor SocietyVolunteer: numerous community service eventsCollegeUniversity of Scranton, Exercise Science; Doctorate of Physical Therapy programWomen’s BasketballFDNYHer Father Mike is a retired Lieutenant
5 2015 Volunteer Service Awards Kathryn McCoolFDNY Emerald Society Pipes & DrumsBrandon Aebersold
6 Matthew Cavanagh Merrick, Long Island Accolades College FDNY . National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor SocietyNY State Science Honor Society – Award for GeneticsTim Davey Memorial AwardClass Treasurer, Science Olympiad CompetitorWinthrop University Hospital volunteerCollegeCUNY BS in BiologyFDNYHis Father James is member and a 9/11 responderGrandfather also a Member.
7 Thank you to our perennial & past supporters ActavisAlpharmaLinda BakerBlackrockRobert and Theresa CudequestESI RiskFirst Brokers Good Samaritan TrustGiuliani PartnersPaul HealeyHess FoundationHolt LogisticsKirkland and EllisKurtzman Carson ConsultantsRobert LaPentaMasoniteJohn Newcomb and Eileen LynchOlayPonte EquitiesPaul RaetherRDDRothschildSimpson Thacher & Bartlett LLPSkadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLPTeva PharmaceuticalsTogut, Segal & Segal, LLPTransport Workers UnionWells Fargo Securities, LLC
8 Matthew Conboy Montgomery, NY Accolades College Lacrosse – Section IX ChampionsUS Army Reserves Engineer Sergeant – 7 years; served in AfghanistanCollegeMount Saint Mary College – Newburgh; Biology Pre-medAmbulance EMT.
9 Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation Honorary Chairs 2004: Stephen and Beth Danhauser2005: Robert and Theresa Cudequest2006: Rudolph Giuliani2007: William Thompson Jr.2008: Leo Holt2009: Paul Healey2010: Jonathan Henes2011: Paul E. Raether2012: Henry Miller2013: Michael Freitag2014: Dennis Dunne2015: Hunter Morin and Billy Cunningham.
10 Projected to hit $4,750,000 this year Awarded 137 scholarships By the numbersRaised $4,300,000 since 2001Projected to hit $4,750,000 this yearAwarded 137 scholarshipsUp to 20 more in 2014Annual expenses 1.5% of net revenueAverage expenses $6,000 per year
12 Sacred Heart Academy, Long Island Joan CrinnionSacred Heart Academy, Long IslandAccoladesNational Honor SocietyParish volunteer in the “Respite Program” for special needs childrenSisters of Saint Joseph Leadership ClubFulltime LifeguardCollegeUniversity of ScrantonCircle K, Mountain Sports ClubFDNYHer Father Robert is a Captain in Brooklyn.
16 Smithtown HS, West Long Island Danielle DominiSmithtown HS, West Long IslandAccoladesKeynote speaker at Discover Dental School Scholar’s ProgramCross Fit TrainerCollegeWheaton College, IL, DentistryFounded Pre-dental SocietyLab TechnicianFDNYHer Father Domini is an active Member, assigned to Marine 9 as a Marine Engineer.
20 Sean Egan Staten Island, NY Accolades College FDNY . Founder of Hearing Our Heros; recruiting 300 members and raising over $85,000 to support veterans and their familiesRecognized by former President George W. Bush and recipient of the Points of Light AwardCollegeWharton School of Business at University of PennsylvaniaFDNYHis Father Captain Martin J. Egan was killed in the September 11th attacks.
22 Pleasantville HS, Westchester County Dylan GarbariniPleasantville HS, Westchester CountyAccoladesSoccer – Goalie; School plays, stage crewAppalachian Service Project – 3 summers rebuilding homes in West VirginiaChildren with disabilitiesOutward Bound leaderCollegeSaint Michaels College - BiologyFDNYHis Father Lieutenant Charles Garbarini was killed in 9/11.
24 Joseph Ginley Warwick Valley HS Accolades College FDNY . Meals on Wheels, Midnight Run, Wounded Warriors, Big BrothersVarsity Wrestling CaptainSuperintendent's Scholar Athlete AwardCollegeSUNY Maritime – Mechanical EngineeringPursuing 3rd Assistant Engineer Coast Guard LicenseFDNYHis Father Joseph Ginley is a MemberHis Uncle, Lieutenant John Ginley was killed in 9/11 alongside Michael LynchHis Uncles and Grandfather were also members.
27 St. Joseph Hill Academy, Staten Island Meaghan HarrisSt. Joseph Hill Academy, Staten IslandAccoladesPermanent Principal’s List Honor Roll; National Honor SocietyPresident of Seton Foundation VolunteersKairos LeaderMember of the Dance TeamCollegeSaint Joseph’s University; Elementary EducationMember of the Student Pennsylvania State Education Association (S-PSEA)Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor SocietyFDNYHer Father is Battalion Chief Joseph Harris, a 9/11 first responder.
29 New Hyde Park Memorial HS Kristen HickeyNew Hyde Park Memorial HSAccoladesPresident of the National Honor SocietyVarsity Softball Team CaptainWounded Warrior ProjectLieutenant Thomas F. Healy FoundationCollegeSalve Regina University; Nursing SchoolFDNYHer Father William is an active Member who attended “Proby School” with Michael LynchThe tradition continues….
31 Poly Prep Country Day School, Brooklyn Joseph Mychal KennedyPoly Prep Country Day School, BrooklynAccoladesCaptain of Varsity Baseball, and JV Football & BasketballMake a Wish projectVolunteer: Dyker Heights Christmas House; St. Patrick’s Bay Ridge Sports programCollegeSUNY Cortland; Athletic TrainingAspiring Doctor of Physical TherapyFDNYHis Father Mike is a retired MemberFamily friends (and namesake) of Father Mychal Judge.
34 Connetquot High School, Long Island Erin MellyConnetquot High School, Long IslandAccoladesClass SalutatorianCaptain of Cross-country, Winter track, and Spring track teams; recognized at State and National levelsAthletes Helping Athletes programCollegeColumbia University; EconomicsDivision 1 Track & Cross-CountryMentors for KidsFDNYHer Father Peter is a Battalion Chief.
38 Mamaroneck HS, Westchester Amanda PrentyMamaroneck HS, WestchesterAccoladesVarsity Field Hockey, Winter & Spring TrackRed Cross; Habitat for HumanityFounder of Students for SenegalCollegeIthaca College; Business Administration, Concentration in International BusinessFDNYHer Father John is an active Member L32.
40 Alec Ruby Islip HS, Long Island Accolades College FDNY . Advanced Regents Diploma with HonorsTri-M Music Honor Society; TrumpetSection Leader for Marching Band, Jazz Band, Pit Orchestra, Wind EnsembleEagle Scout; Scouting Honor Society; Order of the ArrowCollegeLSU; Petroleum EngineeringCommunity Council PresidentFDNYHis Father Keith is a retired Lieutenant.
42 Albertus Magnus School (Pearl River, NY) Kaitlyn SoleskyAlbertus Magnus School (Pearl River, NY)AccoladesNational Honor Society; Campus MinistryCaptain: Varsity Tennis, Golf TeamCollegeBucknell University; English & Secondary EducationNutrition InitiativeDean’s ListFDNYHer Father James, Uncle & Grandfather are retired Members.
44 Pearl River HS (Rockland County, NY) James StephenPearl River HS (Rockland County, NY)AccoladesNational Honor SocietyVarsity Lacrosse & FootballRockland GAA Gaelic FootballVolunteer: Orangetown Youth CourtCollegeUniversity of Maryland (Honors Program) Chemical EngineeringFDNYHis Father Kerry is Battalion 11 ChiefHis Grandfather is a retired Member.
46 Maura Sullivan Pearl River HS Accolades College FDNY . Captain Varsity Soccer & BasketballNational Honor Society, also Science, Spanish, English, Social Studies, and Math Honor SocietiesCollegeMarist College, Business Administration & FinanceMarist Ambassador, Campus Ministry, Beta Alpha Psi Business Club, Booster Club, Habitat for HumanityTreasurer of Autism Speaks – Marist ChapterFDNYHer Father, three Uncles, and late Grandfather are Members.
48 Saint John the Baptist HS, West Islip Sean SullivanSaint John the Baptist HS, West IslipAccoladesFootball & TrackTuesday’s Children – Project Common BondHabitat for HumanityOutward BoundCollegeAdelphi University, transferring to SUNY Cortland, Outdoor RecreationFDNYHis Father Lieutenant Christopher Sullivan perished on 9/11.
50 Nicolette Vigiano West Islip High School Accolades College FDNY . National Honor Society, English Honor SocietyAP ScholarCollegeUniversity of Delaware, Pre-veterinary MedicineAnimal Science ClubCanine Companion OrganizationFDNYHer Father was a Member (L132) and perished on 9/11Her Grandfather and Great Grandfather were Members.
51 St Francis Preparatory School, Queens Jamie WaringSt Francis Preparatory School, QueensAccoladesNational Honor SocietyItalian Honor SocietyCaptain Varsity Dance teamPeer tutor, peer counselorCollegeQuinnipiac University, Masters Physician Assistant program9/11Her Father James Waring worked for Cantor Fitzgerald and perished on 9/11.