Golf & Tennis Tournament Raises $100,000

June 05, 2017
Balmville, NY -

Annual Golf & Tennis Invitational 2017

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 $100,000.

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 college.

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 family.”

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.”