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Archbishop Molloy High School’s
28 th Annual
Stanner Golf Classic
Monday, May 5, 2014
Plandome CC North Hills CC
Archbishop Molloy High School,
Chairman Bob Metzger '88,
Honorary Chairman Jack Conley,
28th Annual Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic
Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic
Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic
The Proceeds from this year’s Stanner Golf Classic will benefit the at
Proceeds from this year’s Stanner Golf Classic will benefit students John Gibbons Memorial Scholarship, the Jim Kinnier Archbishop Molloy High School through its Scholarship Program.
Scholarship, and the Joe Smith Scholarship.
Monday, May 5, 2014 Monday, May 7, 2012 Presenting Presenting ChuckMetzger ‘68 Bob Tabone ‘88 Chairman Chairman && A.J. Power ‘84 Jack Conley Honorary Chairman Honorary Chairman North Hills Country Club, North Hills Country Club Manhasset, NY Manhasset, NY Plandome Country Club, Plandome Country Club Plandome, NY Plandome, NY Archbishop Molloy High School. St. Ann’s Academy Archbishop Molloy High School. St. Ann’s Academy 83 - 53 Manton Street. Briarwood. New York 11435-1697. 718.441.9210. www.molloyhs.org 83 - 53 Manton Street. Briarwood. New York 11435-1697. 718.441.9210. www.molloyhs.org Dear Stanner Community, Thank you for joining us today for the 28th Annual Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic. Archbishop Molloy High School and its students are blessed by your kindness and generosity, and your presence today is critical to our mission to educate the leaders of tomorrow. Since I began my role as President, I have focused on keeping Molloy affordable and growing its scholarship program. Now more than ever, Molloy’s scholarship program is essential in maintaining our academic achievements and the quality of students at Molloy. The Stanner Golf Classic is an essential piece of the puzzle. Our signature alumni event, the Classic has provided scholarship support to deserving students for 28 years. Over $2 million has been raised, and countless lives have been changed for the better. The proof is in the numbers, and it is a testament to what can be accomplished when we work together. We are stronger with you.
I am also pleased to introduce this year’s Stanner Golf Classic Chairman, Bob Metzger ‘88, and Honorary Chairman, Jack Conley. Bob has done good for Molloy for over 25 years. From his days as a star athlete playing for Jack Curran, to present day as a professional at Merill Lynch and a leading member of the Golf Board, Bob is a true Stanner with his alma mater’s best interests in mind. Likewise, Jack Conley has been a dedicated Stanner parent for decades. The Conley family has made an incredible impact on our school, and Jack is at the forefront of that effort. His example is one which we can all learn from.
Together with Bob and Jack, let us continue this great tradition of philanthropy together. Thank you for your ongoing efforts in perpetuating Molloy’s place among the premier Catholic high schools in the country. When you tee up today, remember you’ve done great work.
Non scholae sed vitae Richard Karsten ‘81 President Dear Stanner Community, It is my privilege to welcome you to the 28th Annual Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic. Giving back is very important here at Molloy.
Our students learn that service to others is essential to living out the Marist Mission, and our alumni are reminded to carry that lesson with them throughout their lives. They respond. Every year I see the hard work and dedication of so many alumni and friends impact the planning and success of this outing, and I am constantly humbled by what we are able to achieve together. Since the founding of the Stanner Golf Classic, over $2 million has been raised for Molloy scholarships. That remarkable sum has impacted the lives of many students, all of whom are gracious and ready to give back when the time is right for them. This outing is truly something special.
Among those who have given back for this event are alumni, faculty and friends on our Stanner Golf Classic Board, who work tirelessly to secure foursomes, prizes, and corporate sponsorships. I would also like to recognize Jim Kinnier and Joe Smith, who, along with the late John Gibbons, founded this event so many years ago. Their continued commitment to the success of the Classic is an example we should all continue to follow. Our volunteers are also extremely important as we rely on them to help coordinate the day’s many accommodations. I would also like to thank all of our golfers and guests today. Our students could not be afforded so many wonderful opportunities without you. A great deal of work has gone into today’s Stanner Golf Classic, and I am proud to say that you have all helped to ensure that it will be another historic day for our school. Thank you for your commitment and generosity to Molloy and its students.
Non scholae sed vitae
Merl Doyle Craig Katinas ‘93 Assistant to the President Alumni Development Director Golf Chairmen The Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic has become an overwhelmingly successful Molloy tradition because of the great dedication of the Stanner Alumni Community. Proceeds from this year’s Classic will benefit Molloy’s Scholarship Program, which helps many deserving students succeed. In the early years,, the Stanner Golf Classic Board was led by Jim Kinnier, Joe Smith, and John Gibbons, or “The Three Amigos.” In 1993, Joe Gordon ‘64 was selected as the first official Chairman of the Stanner Golf Classic. All of our chairmen have shown great leadership, helping to raise over $2 million in support of
Molloy Scholarships. All Chairmen and Honorary Chairs to date are listed below:
Pictured: Scholarship winners pose with benefactors, including those representing the Jim Kinnier Scholarship & John Gibbons Memorial Scholarship.
Bob Metzger ‘88 Chairman Each year, the Chairman of the Stanner Golf Classic acts as a key representative of Archbishop Molloy High School and its Golf Board. The Chairman forms relationships with new corporate sponsors, secures golf foursomes both old and new, and acquires many of the prizes up for grabs. Bob Metzger ‘88, Vice President-Portfolio Manager with Merrill Lynch, is the perfect man for the job in 2014. With over 20 years of experience in the finance world, Bob brings keen insights to the table as Chairman. “You’re always trying to maximize returns, whether you’re talking about managing expenses or increasing revenue,” said Bob. “The most important thing we’re doing with the Stanner Golf Classic is we’re trying to maximize the money we raise for scholarships. It’s all about the kids.” At Molloy, Bob was a star athlete, playing baseball for the legendary Coach Jack Curran. He also excelled in academics, and took full advantage of many after school and retreat programs. Bob’s high school experience was memorable, and he has always taken pride in being called a “Stanner.” Several years after graduating, Bob’s passion for his alma mater led him to become an active volunteer on Molloy’s Golf Board, a seat which he still proudly holds today more than 20 years later. “The friendships you develop at Molloy, the games you win and lose with your teammates, all of these aspects play a role in why I’m here today volunteering. It’s great meeting up with classmates you haven’t seen in 25 years, because it feels like you haven’t missed a step once you start talking. Molloy is very important to me because of that bond,” said Bob.
Speaking about why the Stanner Golf Classic is special, Bob pointed to our young Stanners. “The best part is knowing that you’re helping talented students who often are in need of the extra support. For me, meeting the kids who benefit from the Jim Kinnier Scholarship, the Joe Smith Needs Based Award, and the John Gibbons Memorial Scholarship every year at the golf outing is a special moment. It is a reminder of why we’re all out here working together. I wish these kinds of opportunities were available when I was in school. It really is a great cause.” Bob sends his sincerest thanks to everyone for attending the Stanner Golf Classic today, and encourages everyone to inquire about purchasing raffle tickets or bidding on one (or more) of the amazing items up for auction during the dinner hour.
“I hope there are lots of smiles today,” said Bob.
Jack Conley Honorary Chairman There are some individuals that truly go above and beyond to show their love and care for our students. This year, the Stanner Golf Classic is proud to recognize Mr. Jack Conley as one of those individuals. There is perhaps no more inspiring choice to serve as Honorary Chairman than Jack. After all, he represents the epitome of the Stanner Spirit.
As the father of three wonderful and successful children, Terry ‘81, Chris ‘86, and Mike, Jack has always valued the gift of education. Before enrolling Terry and Chris, Jack recognized Archbishop Molloy High School as an exemplary college preparatory institution. He always strongly identified with Molloy’s mission to nurture young people in mind, body and spirit in the way of the Marist Charism. These values were eventually instilled in his sons, and as a result they share their father’s passion for the school.
After the Conley children had grown, Jack sought to become more deeply involved with the Molloy community. He strengthened his ties to the school by initiating his support for the Stanner Golf Classic in the early 1990’s. In turn, Molloy and its students have been blessed by Jack’s generosity for over 20 consecutive years. Jack’s efforts have helped to ensure that countless talented, deserving students have been afforded the same opportunities his children once enjoyed. Jack is always among the first to sign on for the outing each year, and his enthusiasm is unmatched. In honoring Jack we are shining the spotlight on one of the kindest, most selfless individuals our Molloy community has had the pleasure of calling a friend.
Beyond just his immediate kin, Jack is the patriarch of a larger family that is steeped in the Molloy tradition. The Conleys boast not only Jack and his sons, but daughters, nieces, nephews, uncles, cousins, and friends – all of whom have been inspired by the Marist Brothers and lay faculty on Manton Street one way or another. The Conley family’s dedication to Molloy runs deep, and they are heavily represented at today’s Stanner Golf Classic. They are all following Jack’s lead, and their efforts as a family have been humbling. Knowing how deeply Jack cares for Molloy and its students, the Conleys have a great many foursomes out on the greens today. Together they have helped raise a generous sum for Molloy’s Scholarship Program, and for that we are truly thankful.
May Jack continue to feel the love and support of his family, and our community, in the years to come.
Take a bow, Jack. You deserve it.
A History of Excellence St. Ann’s Academy & Archbishop Molloy High School Archbishop Molloy High School traces its roots back to 1892, when its predecessor St. Ann’s Academy began on East 76th Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. The pastor of St.
Jean Baptiste parish invited the Marist Brothers to conduct the parish elementary school, and to open an “academy” - a special school that offered enrichment courses beyond the grammer school. By 1894, St. Ann’s Academy grew to include a high school division. Soon, boarders joined the day students and the school truly began turning into a “beehive” of activity. The Marist Brothers purchased nearby brownstones and constructed a five-story building nearby to accomodate the large number of incoming students. Plans were in the works to move the boarding school to the north Bronx in the 1920s, and property was purchased, but it eventually became Mount St. Michael Academy. The Depression-era lack of funds and the war-era lack of material led to the deterioration of the aging complex of buildings at St. Ann’s and by 1955, the city Building Department insisted that major renovations take place. However, it was impossible to close the school down for the two years the work would require. Meanwhile, Archbishop Thomas E. Molloy in the neighboring Brooklyn Diocese had a desperate need for a new Catholic high school to accomodate St.
Ann’s. He offered the Marist Brothers an ideal six-acre property in Briarwood, Queens. In September 1957, the students and faculty of St. Ann’s moved to their new home in Queens.
Archbishop Molloy passed away during the construction of the school, and the Marist Brothers honored his generosity and foresight by renaming the school after him. Within two years of the move, the school doubled its enrollment and soon gained a reputation for Archbishop Molloy High School the same tradition of academic and athletic excellence boasted by St. Ann’s Academy.
Archbishop Molloy High School has continued the tradition that of developing students intellectually, spiritually, socially and physically -- “Not for school, But for life.” Molloy is a compelling choice for so many of the New York metropolitan area’s topperforming students. Each year more than 3,000 students apply for just a select number of available freshmen seats. With an enrollment of just under 1,600 students, Molloy is large enough to offer a wide variety of courses and extracurricular activities, but small enough for each student to feel at home. Every student is encouraged to participate in at least one of more than 80 sports, clubs and other activities, which helps guide their physical, spiritual, and academic development.
As a Marist School, Molloy fosters its students’ growth in the Catholic faith by offering an educational program that integrates this faith with culture and learning, as Marcellin Champagnat, the founder of the Marist Brothers, envisioned. The Marist tradition is alive and well with many Marist Brothers still serving the Stanner community at Molloy, and programs such as Lantern, Marist Youth, and S.M.I.L.E. that deeply engage students in the Marist tradition.