MCC Daily Tribune Archive

Scholarship Open Raises over $65,000 for MCC Students

Brian McMahon, vice president manufacturing, MWI, Inc., and co-chair of the Monroe Community College Foundation’s 24th annual Scholarship Open, announced that this year’s tournament netted $65,560 to support student scholarships and program innovation at MCC. The tournament was held July 14 at Monroe Golf Club.

The sold-out event combined a friendly golf competition with a silent auction, featuring items donated by the Buffalo Bills, The Del Monte Lodge and Walt Disney World. Planning committee members built upon the tournament’s successful tradition by adding Calloway Golf® tee gifts and lobster to its dinner menu.

“The Open was competitive yet fun,” said MCC Foundation President Brenda Babitz. “A fine group of golfers gave the game their all and made a real difference for MCC students. We are very grateful for their support.”

McMahon, partnered with fellow MCC Foundation Director Rick Brienzi, executive vice president and chief financial officer, LeChase Construction Services, in chairing the event. Lead underwriters included the Democrat and Chronicle, ADMAR Supply, DiMarco Constructors, The Buckley Group, M&T Bank, M/E Engineering, The Pike Company and Wachovia Securities, LLC.

Brite Computers CEO John T. Smith, chair of the MCC Foundation’s Alumni Council, served as auctioneer for the event’s live scholarship call. Twenty-one new scholarships, named for corporate and individual donors, were established at the event. 

McMahon will also serve as chair of next year’s Scholarship Open on July 13, 2009 at Monroe Golf Club.

Pictured below: 2008 Scholarship Open Co-Chairs Rick Brienzi, LeChase Construction Services (left), and Brian McMahon, MWI, Inc. (right), congratulate Men’s Closest to the Pin winner Jeff Altieri, a member of the Wachovia Securities, LLC foursome.

Renee St. Louis
MCC Foundation