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When Opportunity & Promise Meet

The O’Toole Family Presidential Scholarship delivers on its promise. In 2013, the couple committed to a $10 million gift to establish the endowed O’Toole Family Presidential Scholarship — Alex and Mafatta were the first recipients. “This day is a dream come true for us. We couldn’t be prouder to have you be the first O’Toole Scholars to graduate from Villanova,” Terry O’Toole told the graduates as they shared brunch together. “Hopefully you’re the first of 100 to come through this program.”

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Trevor Lenzmeier is Awarded the O’Toole Family Foundation’s Edward Trayes Scholarship

Recent University of North Carolina graduate Trevor Lenzmeier is the latest recipient of the $1000 Edward Trayes Scholarship from the O’Toole Family Foundation. The scholarship was given in recognition of Trevor’s outstanding skills and leadership at the rigorous Dow Jones News Fund Multiplatform Editing Training Program led by Temple University professor Edward Trayes.

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Terry O’Toole Joins the National September 11 Memorial & Museum Board of Directors

Terry O’Toole, the co-chair and trustee of the O’Toole Family Foundation, was appointed to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum Board of Directors. This New York City-based non-profit organization remembers and honors the 2,983 people killed in the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, and February 26, 1993, as well as those who risked their lives to save others and all who demonstrated extraordinary compassion in the aftermath of the attacks.

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The Class of 2018 Graduates!

Among the highlights of the ceremony—Pingry’s 157th Commencement Exercises—Board of Trustees Chair Jeff Edwards ’78 presented The Cyril and Beatrice Baldwin Pingry Family Citizen of the Year Award to former Trustee Terry and his wife Polly O’Toole, parents of Brian ’08 and Maggie ’05, a current Trustee. The O’Tooles were instrumental in starting the squash program at Pingry and were lead donors contributing to the School’s current squash facility in the new Bugliari Athletics Center. Their decades of support have made an invaluable impact on the squash program and on Pingry student athletes.

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Aspiring Editor Crosses Globe

Natasha Ndlebe, editorial associate trainee at Clarity Editorial in Cape Town, South Africa, crossed the globe to attend the 2018 Temple University Center for Editing Excellence. A short film commissioned by The O’Toole Family Foundation, which marked the 50th anniversary of the Temple Center for Editing Excellence, served as an inspiration for attending the 10-day program.

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Villanova Salutes Grads at 175th Commencement Ceremony

The University awarded honorary degrees to James C. Davis, the chairman and cofounder of Allegis Group, and Terence O’Toole, founder and managing partner at Macanta Investments and the co-chair and trustee of the O’Toole Family Foundation.

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Terry O’Toole Awarded Honorary Degree at Villanova’s 2018 Commencement Ceremony

Terry O’Toole was awarded a Doctor of Commercial Science from Villanova University at its 2018 Commencement Ceremony. Terry earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics in 1980 and has remained active in the school since his graduation, as the former chairman of its Board of Trustees and current co-chair of its capital campaign.

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Gala Celebrates Spring and the Gift of Parochial Education

The evening raised more than $400,000 in scholarship assistance for children living at or below the poverty level. In partnership with donors such as the O’Toole Family Foundation, The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children has provided more than 50,000 partial-tuition scholarships, totaling more than $40 million, so that children of all faiths and backgrounds may receive a high-quality, values-based education at private and parochial schools within The Archdiocese of Newark.

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