Spring 2010 Issue

South Seas in South Florida

Barry President Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD, Dr. Suzanne Keeley, Brian Keeley and Bill Heffernan, chairman of the Barry University Board of Trustees, enjoy the Polynesian theme at the annual Founders’ Ball January 16 at Doral Golf Resort and Spa.

As Barry University entered its 70th year, it began 2010 with its annual Founders’ Ball January 16 at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa. This year’s event, a Polynesian themed “South Seas Adventure,” included a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner and dancing. Proceeds from the event go to support student scholarships.

Among those being honored at this year’s Founders’ Ball were Dr. Suzanne and Brian Keeley, who received the Faith and Freedom Award, which recognizes women and men whose lives, work and/or volunteer activities embody the values of respect and justice in addressing challenging issues. The 2010 Laudare Medal, a noteworthy expression of the University’s gratitude and appreciation to outstanding members of the South Florida community for admirable service, was given to former Miami Herald publisher David Lawrence and his wife Roberta, and community leader Marc Buoniconti.

Presenting the awards, Barry University President Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD, praised the honorees for their extraordinary zeal and passion, lives of consummate leadership and service to others, especially children. “Together they represent the finest commitment to enrich lives by sharing gifts, time, and creativity – a commitment that is also expressed in Barry’s mission and values and the vision of our founders.”