June 05, 2017
Balmville, NY -
Despite the threat of rain most of the day, close to 200 people
participated in Mount Saint Mary College’s 39th Annual Invitational
Golf and 6th Annual Invitational Tennis Tournament, which grossed
The tournament, held at the Powelton Club in Newburgh, N.Y., on
Monday, June 5, honored Ron and Jill Barton MBA ’09 (golf), and Dr.
James and Bonnie DiLorenzo ’95 (tennis). The funds raised through
the tournament assist the college in its efforts to keep the cost
of a Mount education within the reach of deserving students, many
of whom are among the first in their families to attend
Joseph Valenti, the vice president for College Advancement, said
that “the Mount is truly blessed to be able to count on the
assistance of neighbors, alumni, and the local business community.
We have good friends who support our mission of transforming lives
through quality, values-based education.”
The Bartons are lifelong residents of the Hudson Valley and are
dedicated to serving the Newburgh community. Ron, a native of
Newburgh, is a graduate of the Newburgh Free Academy, and an alum
of Northwood University in Midland, Michigan. Ron is the owner of
Barton Chevrolet Cadillac located in Newburgh.
“We certainly appreciate the recognition today, but we do this
to help Mount Saint Mary College,” the Bartons said.
Jill is a graduate of the Newburgh Free Academy, Northwood
University, and a 2009 graduate of the MBA program at the Mount.
She has spent most of her professional career on the finance team
of St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, where she currently serves as the
vice president of finance.
“The college is an absolute gem in our community. We know how
important it is to help raise money for kids who want a quality
education,” said Jill.
Dr. DiLorenzo, a Newburgh native attended St. Patrick’s High
School, Manhattan College, and Albany Medical College of Union
University. In 2011, Dr. DiLorenzo joined the St. Luke’s Cornwall
Hospital Medical Group, where he still sees patients daily. In
1980, he became part of the Mount’s health services team, and has
since been seeing students in the Mount’s health center.
“I have been a resident of Newburgh for a long time and it
really is an honor, as a member of the community, and as a member
of the Mount community,” said Dr. DiLorenzo. “I have been part of
the Mount community for almost 38 years, so I have seen the school
grow in many ways. It’s a real privilege to be part of this
Bonnie moved to Newburgh from upstate New York in 1970 and
attended Orange County Community College for Medical Technology.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in education from the Mount
in 1995. She began teaching elementary school in the Beacon City
School district immediately after obtaining her degree.
“The Mount is a jewel in the community. This is really an
institution that is to be supported and admired for all they have
done,” said Bonnie. “I love seeing students involved in the
community. I see them in the newspapers all the time and it feels
great to see that. The Mount is a real resource for the community
in so many ways.”