Annual Mount golf and tennis tourney nets more than $126,000

June 07, 2016

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Robert Armistead, president of Armistead Mechanical, Inc. and a Mount Saint Mary College trustee, kept his score low and the excitement high at the June 6 Mount tournament.

Mount Saint Mary College’s 38th Annual Invitational Golf and 5th Annual Invitational Tennis Tournament grossed more than $126,000 for the college on June 6.

The tournament, held at the Powelton Club in Newburgh, N.Y., honored James W. Taylor, Jr. (golf honoree) and Nancy ’03, MSE ‘14 and Chuck Benfer (tennis honorees).

Taylor, a Newburgh native, founded Taylor Biomass Energy, LLC in 2005 as part of his family’s business commitment to waste reduction, recycling, and reuse. He is an industry visionary with the practical contracting experience to manage projects of any complexity. Taylor was also honored with an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the college in 2011.

Nancy and Chuck Benfer are lifelong residents of the Hudson Valley. Nancy has worked at Bishop Dunn Memorial School for the past 19 years, beginning as a kindergarten teaching assistant and is now the assistant principal. She graduated from the Mount with her undergraduate degree as well as a Masters of Science in Education: Childhood/Special Education.

Chuck is the market president of iHeart Media (formerly Clear Channel) in Northern New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, and the Hudson Valley. He is a two-time winner of Radio Inc. Magazine’s coveted Market Manager of the Year Award, as well as awards from the American Heart Association, The Alzheimer’s Association, and the March of Dimes.

About 300 friends of the college enjoyed the event.


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Mount Saint Mary College's 38th Annual Invitational Golf Tournament and 5th Annual Invitational Tennis Tournament honorees, left to right: James W. Taylor, Jr., founder of Taylor Biomass Energy, LLC; Chuck Benfer, market president of iHeart Media; and Nancy Benfer, longtime teacher and current assistant principal at Bishop Dunn Memorial School. They are joined by Mount Saint Mary College acting president James Raimo, far right.