2023-2024 FOUNDATION BOARD The Aquinas Institute Foundation serves as a philanthropic resource for the Aquinas Institute of Rochester. Established in 2001 as a non-profit and tax-exempt organization, the Foundation’s primary mission is to help preserve and enhance excellence in secondary education by providing private financial support for programs and activities that strengthen Aquinas Institute and build an endowment for the future. Paul Roland ’77, P ’06, Chair Patrick O’Donnell ’77 Brian McDermott ’75 Peter Noto, CFP® ’81 Robert Porretti ’64 45 Nicholas Dobbertin, CPA ’01, Chair James Brennan, CPA ’88, Vice Chair Salvatore Guerrieri Jr. ’83, Treasurer Theresa Conroy Ross, Esq. P ’09, ’16 Dr. Anthony Cook ’99 Dr. Jeannine Dingus-Eason ’89 Fr. Paul English, CSB David C. Eustis Mario Fallone, Esq. ’92, P ’25, ’27, ’29 Edward Fiorentino ’76 Fr. John Huber, CSB ’81 Dr. Megan Lasaponara ’01 John Majors ’91 Theodore Mancini ’88, P ’26 Sr. Mary Ann Mayer, SSJ Patrick O’Donnell ’77 Jeffrey Page ’90 Robert Porretti, CPA ’64 Ingrid Sangasy ’91, P ’23, ’25, ’25 Raymond Shea ’66 Jacqueline Thomas, Esq. ’85, P ’20, ’22 Sr. Monica Weis, SSJ Fr. Robert Werth ’63 2023-2024 BOARD OF TRUSTEES The Aquinas Institute Board of Trustees oversees the operation of Aquinas Institute. The Board ensures and provides the spiritual tone and direction of Aquinas Institute consistent with the purposes and traditions of Roman Catholic educations. The Board of Trustees also has final responsibility to direct and manage the business affairs of Aquinas Institute. MATCHING GIFTS Did you know that your donation to Aquinas can have an even greater impact? Many companies offer matching gift programs that will match your donation, doubling or even tripling the amount you give. It's a simple way to make your contribution go further and support the education of our current students. So, if you're considering making a donation to Aquinas, be sure to check if your employer offers a matching gift program. It is important to note that just because your employer offers this program, your donation won't automatically be matched. To ensure that your contribution is matched, be sure to fill out the matching gift form that's available at your HR office or look online to find the specific process for your employer. If you'd like more information on matching gifts, you can contact the Aquinas Fund Manager, Kelly Conlan at (585) 254-2020 ext. 1050 or via email at “Graduating from Aquinas has had an immense impact on my life. The opportunities and experiences I had there have shaped who I am today. That's why it's so important to me to give back and provide those same opportunities to future generations. Working at UBS Financial Services has allowed me to do just that. They have a great program where they match 100% of what we donate as employees, up to $2,500 annually. If you're considering where to work, I highly recommend looking into whether your future employer has a similar program. It's an amazing benefit that often goes unused. Corporate matching gifts are one of the easiest ways to help you maximize your gifts to Aquinas. These meaningful gifts help ensure that tomorrow's Aquinas students have the same opportunities that we did." - Paul D’Aiutolo ‘90