PBC Raises Record $1.6 million at Annual Dinner, Announces 2014 Honoree
The University’s President’s Business Council (PBC) 12th Annual Award Dinner raised a record $1.6 million while honoring Jacquelyn Rasieleski Dionne ’89, a trustee at the University, and John D. Dionne ’86, H’10, senior advisor of the Blackstone Group. The Dionnes became the first couple to be awarded the President’s Medal, through which the University and the PBC recognize honorees for excellence in their fields and extraordinary compassion for others.
Proceeds from the black-tie event, held Oct. 3, 2013, at The Pierre Hotel in New York City, support the University’s Presidential Scholarship Endowment Fund.
The President’s Business Council’s 13th Annual Award Dinner will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9. At this year’s gala, the PBC will present Ralph J. DiRuggiero ’73, senior vice president for Property Management at Paramount Group, Inc., with the President’s Medal. A veteran of the real estate investment and management industry, Ralph joined Paramount Group, Inc. in 2001 and is responsible for all aspects of property management operations and security. Paramount Group, Inc., one of the largest privately-owned real estate companies, is headquartered in New York City and has assembled a current portfolio of 14.25 million-square-feet of office buildings in New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco.
For more information on the PBC or the 2014 dinner, please contact Tim Pryle ’89, executive director of the PBC, at (570) 941-5837 or firstname.lastname@example.org.