La Salle University has announced IMC Construction, based in Malvern, Pa., will be the inaugural recipient of The Lasallian Impact Award. Robert Cottone, President and CEO, will receive the award on the company’s behalf.
The Lasallian Impact Award, which honors an organization whose core values are similar to the University’s, will be presented at La Salle’s 25th Annual Charter Dinner on March 25, 2017 at Normandy Farms in Blue Bell, Pa.
“I am very delighted to have Robert accept this award on his company’s behalf,” said La Salle University President Colleen M. Hanycz, Ph.D. “Not only is IMC a leader in its industry, they are committed to the common good and the dignity of others through sustained community service and civic engagement, much like La Salle is.”
IMC is the fifth largest construction manager in the Philadelphia area, the seventh largest in Pennsylvania and has built over $5 billion worth of commercial projects in the region. The company has been recognized by Philadelphia Business Journal for its Community Impact Award—Most Philanthropic Company, as a Best Place to Work, and Top 10 General Contractors. SmartCEO Magazine also recognized them as one of the 100 Best Run Companies.
After a decade of running his own firm, Cottone joined IMC in 1986 as a project manager and worked his way up the ranks to his present position as President and CEO. He has personally spearheaded over one billion dollars’ worth of development and construction in the healthcare, education, retail, and commercial markets throughout the country, tripling the size of the company. Under his leadership, IMC’s construction volume exceeds $300 million annually.
Cottone founded and is the Director of the IMC Charitable Foundation, which was established to support educational, humanitarian, and non-profit institutions. He oversees the IMC Volunteer Program, which encourages employees to take up to five days away from the office to perform community service. Over the years, IMC employees have donated their time to organizations such as the American Heart Association, Habitat for Humanity, USO, and Walk to Defeat ALS.
In recognition of his many professional and community impact achievements, Cottone was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year. He also is a recipient of the Boy Scouts of America Cradle of Liberty Good Scout Award, Chester County Community Foundation Social Investment Award, and an Echoes Call to Care Honoree.
For event ticket and sponsorship information, please contact Brian Frankowski in La Salle’s University Advancement Office at 215.991.3736 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About the La Salle University Charter Dinner
The Charter Dinner celebrates the founding of La Salle College on March 20, 1863, and pays tribute to the generations of Christian Brothers, laypersons, and clergy whose dedication has made La Salle University the prominent institution that it is today. Since its inception, the La Salle University Charter Dinner has raised more than $4 million, and proceeds have been used to enhance the University’s Scholarship Fund, benefiting many La Salle students.
Gandhi famously said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” There are some who follow that philosophy, and then there are those who live it. Kate Ward-Gaus, Director La Salle’s Alcohol and Other Drug Education Center, is living proof that any change worth living starts with each one of us. In honor of her unwavering commitment to students and the University, she was presented the 2016 Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award.
“I feel blessed to have been invited to do the work of touching the hearts of those entrusted into our care,” Ward-Gaus said of her work. “But have come to understand that they are touching my heart as well.”
Recipients for the Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award are nominated and then chosen by a panel of faculty and staff to recognize the people of La Salle who best exhibit the University’s values and mission in their daily lives. Brother Ernest Miller, D. Min., La Salle’s Vice President for Mission, presented her with the award during the University’s Opening Meeting by saying, “Kate exemplifies excellence as an educator and counselor, faith and integrity, zeal to develop gospel values in students, an unbending commitment to justice and peace, and an insatiable desire to build authentic community in the University and beyond.”
A graduate of West Catholic High School, Ward-Gaus received her bachelor’s in education from Temple University before earning her master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania. As an esteemed member of the La Salle community since 2006, her expertise in prevention and early intervention have provided invaluable resources for students and the University in the areas of alcohol and other drug problems, stress reduction, and mental health concerns.
On receiving the award, Ward-Gaus said, “The Lasallian mission has survived and thrived through the centuries because of the key principle of working together and by association. It is an honor to be in association with so many wonderful people and for this recognition.”
The Christian Brothers are at the heart of everything La Salle stands for. Guided by faith, service, and community, our Brothers are a part of something truly special: a global network of teachers and scholars, united by a centuries-old Roman Catholic mission to serve others through education that embraces all.
No, the Christian Brothers aren’t priests. They don’t have sacramental responsibilities or take Holy Orders. De La Salle decided he and his Brothers could best fulfill their purpose by focusing on the ministry of teaching.
Our Brothers live on campus. You might see them in line at the Union building, chatting with students and ordering lunch at Starbucks. Some wear traditional attire, while others are less formal. They are often referred to by their first names, like Brother Ed or Brother Joe – a sign of familial respect and affection, not unlike a “big brother.” They come to us from all walks of life, fully equipped with inspiring and humorous tales, personality quirks, and infectious smiles.
The Brothers of the Christian Schools was founded in 1680 by Jean Baptist de La Salle, the Patron Saint of Teachers. De La Salle hailed from a wealthy family in Reims, France, and earned a doctorate in theology. A chance encounter with a man who wanted to start a school for the poor eventually became De La Salle’s calling. With the help of a small group of laymen, De La Salle would leave his prospects of comfort and luxury to establish schools that educated the poor children of Reims and beyond.
Today, about 5,000 Brothers and over 80,000 lay associates come together to uphold the Lasallian mission. They educate approximately one million students in 82 countries every year.
La Salle University is a Roman Catholic University in the tradition of the De La Salle Christian Brothers and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to our unique educational mission. For a complete mission statement, please visit www.lasalle.edu/mission.
Click on the links below for a brief summary of our open positions. To apply to any of the following opportunities, please follow the instructions listed in each advertisement.
The President’s Advisory Council (PAC) at La Salle University is a group of leaders with the specific goal of providing strategic counsel to the administration of La Salle University in order to ensure La Salle’s continued prosperity, the success of its graduates, and the dissemination of the mission and values of St. John Baptist de La Salle.
As of January 27, 2016
Louis J. “Lou” Beccaria, Ph.D., ’67
President and Chief Executive Officer, Phoenixville Community Health Foundation
Gerard J. “Gerry” Binder, ’73
Assistant Vice President for Investments, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC
Diego “Dan” Chila, CPA, ’70
President and CEO, Chila Consulting LLC
Sean P. Daly, ’94
Partner, M&A Transaction Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Steven L. “Steve” Davis, M.D., ’83
Owner & President, Davis Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
Peter “Pete” DiBattiste, M.D., ’78
Global Therapeutic Area Head, Cardiovascular and Metabolism
Janssen Research and Development, LLC, a division of Johnson & Johnson
Charles F. “Chip” Cleary, ’70, ’85
President, Leadership Outcomes, Inc.
Michael J. “Mike” Cleary Esq., ’70
Retired Assistant District Attorney for the City of Philadelphia; Lecturer, Temple University
Joseph H. “Joe” Cloran, ’61
Retired Vice President, American Express Company
Joan Mancini Fitzpatrick, ’74
Stash J. Graham, ’05, ’07
Investment Executive at JP Turner & Company LLC
Michael B. “Mike” Greenly, ’93
Senior Vice President – Wealth Management at UBS Private Wealth Management
Robert E. “Bob” Hanrahan Jr., ’75
Jennifer A. “Jen” Lafond, ’90
Vice President, Financial Services, TransUnion LLC
William F. “Bill” Lee, CFA, ’97
Director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Jerome S. “Jerry” Lezynski II, ’82
Managing Director, Marketing & Communication, SEI Investments
Steven J. “Steve” Madonna, Esq. ’64
President at a Private Law Practice in Chatham, NJ
JoAnn Fernandez Magnatta, ’77
Senior VP for Facilities Design, Construction/Real Estate at Main Line Health System
Thomas J. “Tom” Mahoney, CPA, ’70
Principal, The Fairman Group LLC
Lisa M. Mallon, CPA, ’86
Principal, LMM-Consulting, former President and CEO at JC Blair Memorial Hospital
Dennis S. Marlo, CPA, ’64
Managing Director, Sanctuary Group Ltd.
Peter A. Martosella Jr., ’60
Retired CEO of The Palmieri Company
Donna M. Massanova, CPA, ’00
Partner, Employee Benefit Plans Practice Leader, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Matthew W. “Matt” McKeever, ’96
CFO & Executive Vice President, Choice Logistics
William J. “Bill” McLaughlin, ’67
President, McLaughlin & Morgan Incorporated
James F. “Jim” McManus, ’69
Retired Regional Vice President, Caron Foundation
Mary Mullin McNamara, ’80
Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox and Roach Realtors
James F. “Jim” Mullan, ’61, ’78
Retired President, Enovation Inc.
Gregory J. “Greg” Nowak, Esq., ’81
Partner, Funds Services Practice Group, Pepper Hamilton LLP
John P. “Jack” Pierce, Esq., ’80
Partner and Chair, Real Estate Department, Saul Ewing LLP
Dennis M. Powell, ’71
President, Massey Powell Enterprises Inc.
Colin P. Quinn, ’11
Communications Accreditation Manager, Dept. of Public Safety, Drexel University
Charles “Charlie” Quattrone Jr. CFA, ’72
Self-employed investment manager
Stephen “Steve” Rauscher, ’73
Retired Vice President, Rohm & Haas Company
Albert “Al” Riviezzo, Esq., ’73
Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
Michael P. “Mike” Rose, ’77
Vice President, Supply Chain Visibility, Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc.
Alfonso “Al” Salazar, Esq., ’80
Assistant General Counsel, Subaru of America Inc.
Pauline C. Scalvino, Esq., ’87
Principal and Chief Compliance Officer, The Vanguard Group Inc.
Marcella B. “Marci” Schankweiler, ’90
Founder and President, For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation
Thomas J. “Tom” Shaw Sr., ’71
Retired US & Canada Sales and Business Manager, Boehringer Laboratories Inc.
Thomas J. “Tom” Shaw IV, ’98
Vice President & Director of Production, Momentum Worldwide
Michael P. “Mike” Smith, ’92
Senior Vice President – Talent Management & Rewards, National Football League
William A. “Bill” Smith, ’78
SVP & Community Development Market Manager, Citizens Bank
Rosalind “Roz” Sutch, ’02
Shareholder, Drucker & Scaccetti PC
Interim Athletic Director
Vice President, Enrollment Services
Kevin E. Dolan, Esq.
Vice President and General Counsel
Brian A. Goldstein, Ph.D.
Chief of Staff and Director of Goverment Affairs
Brother Ernest J. Miller, F.S.C., D. Min.
Vice President for Mission
Vice President, University Advancement
Vice President, Finance and Administration
Dawn Soufleris, Ph.D.
Vice President, Student Affairs/Dean of Students
Brother Joseph Willard, F.S.C.
Executive Assistant to the President
Reginald M. Browne, ’93
Senior Managing Director
Cantor Fitzgerald Securities
Br. James L. Butler, F.S.C., ’82
La Salle College High School
Br. Frank G. Byrne, F.S.C.
Christian Brothers Academy
Diego F. Calderin, ’83
Former President and Founder,
Susan Altamore Carusi, Esq., ’82
Executive Vice President
Big Guy Foundation
Hannah C. Datz, ’10
SAP America, Inc.
Stephen K. Degnan, ’87
Chief Human Resources Officer
Nestle Purina Petcare Company
Edward J. Fierko, ’63
Philip W.J. Fisher, ’61
Chas. Kurz & Co., Inc.
Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, CFA, ’86
President/Mid-Atlantic Regional Executive for Commercial Banking
Br. James Gaffney, F.S.C., D.Min.
John S. Grady Jr., ’89
Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC)
Br. Brian Henderson, F.S.C., ’81, M.A. ’92
Brothers of the Christian Schools District of Eastern North America
Margaret A. Kane, ’03
William E. Kelly Jr., J.D., ’74
Nixon Peabody, LLP
Thomas A. Leonard, ’70
Robert W. Liptak, ’86
Br. Dennis Malloy, F.S.C., ’74, M.A. ’82
Brothers of the Christian Schools
Bernadette M. Mangan, MBA ’85
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia
William W. Matthews III, Esq., ’90
Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP
Ralph J. Mauro, Esq., ’84
SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
James V. Morris, ’79
Kevin F. O’Donnell, ’88
Frank C. Palopoli, ’69
Retired real estate investment and development executive
William R. Sasso, Esq., ’69
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
John T. Shannon Jr., Esq., ’84
Vice President for University Advancement
Montclair State University
James J. Smart, CPA, ’79
Partner – Advisory Services
Judith A. Spires, ’75, MBA ’09
President & CEO
AG Supermarket Holdings
Gregory J. Webster, ’81, MBA ’87
Chief Operating Officer
PMC Property Group
Stephen T. Zarrilli, ’83, Chair of the Board
President & CEO
Safeguard Scientifics Inc.
Colleen M. Hanycz, Ph.D., President
La Salle University
Br. Edward J. Sheehy, F.S.C., Ph.D., ’68, Vice President of the Corporation
La Salle University- Box 201
Amy Bosio, Treasurer and Financial Advisor
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Louis A. Petroni, Esq., ’77
Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP
Joseph A. Gallagher, ’50, Emeritus
G. Dennis O’Brien, Ph.D., Emeritus
Office of the President
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Colleen M. Hanycz, Ph.D.
Kevin E. Dolan, Esq.
Vice President and General Counsel
Chief of Staff and Director of Government Affairs
Br. Ernest J. Miller, F.S.C., D.Min.
Vice President for Mission
Joseph J. Willard, F.S.C.
Executive Assistant to the President
Executive Administrative Assistant