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Kevin Duignan, Vice President of Institutional Advancement Receives Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award

(SPARKILL, NY – December 12, 2010) -- Kevin P. Duignan, M.B.A., Vice President of Institutional Advancement at St. Thomas Aquinas College in Rockland County, recently received the 2010 Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award at the Rockland Development Council’s 11th Annual Philanthropy Day.

The Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award is given each year to an individual who exemplifies the dedication and service to the non-profit sector and the professional fundraising community in Rockland County.  Because of Kevin’s effectiveness, constituency giving over the last ten years has increased significantly and continues to grow.

“I am honored to receive this award from my peers and I am privileged to accept it on behalf of all of the members of the St. Thomas Aquinas College community. Institutional Advancement at STAC is a “team effort” and I am fortunate to help lead that team!” exclaimed Duignan.

Kevin earned a bachelor of arts in history and master of business administration degree from St. Thomas Aquinas College where he was voted “The Most Likely to Succeed” by the Class of 1975.  He is a member of Delta Mu Delta, the national honor society for business administration.

Upon graduation in 1975, Kevin taught American history and political science at St. Joseph’s Annex of Cathedral High School in Greenwich Village, that same year he was recruited by the Data Processing Office of the Archdiocese of New York in Yonkers, NY. In 1981 he joined the General Foods Corporation in White Plains, NY. He remained with General Foods for the next ten years finishing his tenure as Manager for Employee Information and Human Resource & Payroll Systems in their Corporate Employee Information Center. In 1991, he joined the senior management staff of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association. Kevin returned to St. Thomas in 1997 where he is now the College’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement. At St. Thomas, Kevin is responsible for the direction of all advancement functions of the college including all capital campaigns, annual fundraising appeals, alumni affairs, foundations, government and community relations and all special events.

He is a 2001 graduate of the Leadership Rockland Program and in 2008 he was inducted into St. Thomas Aquinas College’s Alumni Hall of Fame. In addition to his recent appointment, Kevin serves on the board of directors for All Hallows High School in Bronx, NY and Albertus Magnus High School in Bardonia, NY and he is a director of the Leadership Rockland Program. He resides with his family in Stormville, NY.

Philanthropy Day in Rockland County is one of the most prestigious events in the county, the Rockland Development Council (RDC) acknowledges and salutes individuals, volunteers, businesses and development professionals who have made a significant impact on the vital work that the Non-Profits do for our community.

Rockland Development Council provides continuing educational opportunities, advocacy and networking workshops, sponsors “Leave-a-Legacy Rockland” affiliation and promotes philanthropy through its Membership Directory.  The RDC also keeps its members and the philanthropic community abreast of the latest information about happenings in the world of philanthropy, both locally and nationally.  For more information please visit

St. Thomas Aquinas College is an independent liberal arts college located in Sparkill, NY which provides education at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The College’s 2,700 full and part time students can choose from almost 100 different majors, minors, specializations, and dual degree programs across five divisions: Humanities; Business Administration; Social Sciences; Natural Sciences & Mathematics; and Teacher Education programs. For more information



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