Haddonfield Resident Gives $1 Million for Rowan University Honors Program

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Stanley LaBruna, chair of the Rowan University Foundation, today announced the $1 million gift of Haddonfield resident Thomas N. Bantivoglio to Rowan?s Honors Program. The gift was announced during R

Stanley LaBruna, chair of the Rowan University Foundation, today announced the $1 million gift of Haddonfield resident Thomas N. Bantivoglio to Rowan?s Honors Program. The gift was announced during Rowan?s convocation ceremony held on campus at Pfleeger Concert Hall.

Bantivoglio, a long-time partner in the law firm of Archer & Greiner, P.C., has served as counsel for Delaware Valley businesses and corporations for more than 50 years and is trustee of the William G. Rohrer Charitable Foundation. ?It is my hope that this contribution broadens the already well-regarded Rowan honors program and enhances the academic richness of higher education in South Jersey,? said Bantivoglio. ?With these funds, even more students in our region will have access to challenging and mind-broadening educational experiences designed to prepare them for successful graduate study and professional careers.?

Open to all Rowan students, the honors program emphasizes interdisciplinary study and active learning for students who wish to take more initiative in their educational experiences and work collaboratively with similarly motivated peers. Interest earned from Bantivoglio?s gift will make these enriched academic and research activities available to more students. In addition, the gift will fund research assistantships and scholarships, equipment needs, out-of-class student programs, field trips and opportunities for students to work directly with faculty scholars in research activities that could lead to joint national presentations and publications, award medallions or cash awards for scholarship and service.

Money spent for and on students will be the underlying funding priority for Bantivoglio?s gift, said Rowan President Dr. Donald Farish. ?This gift will help high-achieving students develop their gifts as thinkers, researchers and leaders,? Farish said. ?More students will have opportunities for enhanced learning in Rowan classrooms and laboratories and off campus in educational and professional settings. We are grateful for Mr. Bantivoglio?s support and excited about its positive impact on our students? experience.?

Bantivoglio has practiced law at Archer & Greiner, P.C., since earning his undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 1945 and a law degree at Harvard University Law School in 1948. He was a member of the firm?s board of directors from 1979-1996, serving as president or chairman of the board from 1979-1988.

LaBruna said Bantivoglio?s contribution represents an investment in public education in South Jersey. ?As both an attorney and philanthropist, Thomas Bantivoglio has dedicated his time and talents to improving the lives of South Jersey residents,? he said. ?His generous gift to Rowan embodies his commitment to our region?s students and to higher education.?

For more information on the Rowan Honors Program, visit: www.rowan.edu/honors.

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