STAC Honored John and Donna Azarian and Sr. Peggy Scarano, O.P. at its Annual Tribute Dinner
By STAC News (Open Post) – November 5, 2016 8:33 pm ET
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Sister Peggy has been a Dominican Sister of Sparkill for 52 years, and is a Regional Representative for SOAR! (Support Our Aging Religious), a national organization whose mission is to “raise and provide funds for Catholic religious congregations of women and men to meet the immediate needs of their retired and infirm members.” Previously, she was the Director of Development for the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill (NY) and is a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Thomas Aquinas College. The Founders Award recognizes Sister Peggy’s tireless dedication to the ideals and values of the College’s founders, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill. She is recognized as an exemplar of the College’s motto, “Enlighten the mind through truth.”
“Our honorees are exemplary role models in their careers and community, and the College is pleased to recognize and honor such outstanding individuals,” comments Dr. Fitzpatrick. “They are long-time supporters of St. Thomas Aquinas College and our students and alumni are the beneficiaries of their involvement with the institution.”
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More About Sister Peggy A. Scarano, O.P., B.S., M.S.
Sister Peggy was born and raised in the Morris Park section of The Bronx, NY. She is a graduate of Our Lady of Solace Grade School and St. Helena High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education degree from St. Thomas Aquinas College, a Master of Science in Special Education from Manhattan College and a NYS certificate in Educational Administration from Fordham University.
In 1964, Sister Peggy entered the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill congregation. She began her career as a first grade teacher, special education (reading) teacher, and as a principal of a Catholic elementary school. Since leaving full time teaching in 1986, Sister Peggy has been involved in the ministry of fund-raising, first for another Dominican congregation of women and then as the Director of Development for her own congregation. Sister Peggy has been an active member of the National Catholic Development Conference, serving on several of its board committees, teaching in their Fundamentals and More Program, and presenting both locally and nationally on varying fund-raising topics, as well as mentoring professionals new to the ministry of development.
Sr. Peggy has served on several committees for the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill. She has recently been reappointed to the Leviticus Fund’s Board of Directors and serves as the chairperson of their Development Committee. She is president of the Board of Directors for Mustard Seed Migrant Ministry, a non-profit in Orange County, NY that responds to the needs of the Latino/Mexican farm-working community. During the past 30 years, Sister has been actively involved in the Rockland Development Council, Inc. She was instrumental in bringing the “Leave a Legacy” program to Rockland County (NY).
Sister Peggy has received several recognitions including: Outstanding Graduate from Our Lady of Solace Grade School, Bronx, NY, the Distinguished Service Award from the National Catholic Development Conference, and a Life-Time Achievement Award from the Rockland Development Council. An award named in her honor is presented annually at the Philanthropy Day celebration in Rockland County. She was inducted into the St. Thomas Aquinas College Alumni Hall of Fame in 2006.
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Scarano, Sr. Peggy A. [MC????]
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I believe that Sister is a member of the Class of 1974.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Scarano, Sr. Peggy A. [MC1974]
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