SMILING FACES — Pictured are Mater Christi cochairs Larry Kavanaugh and Jim and Diana Iglewski. Photo used courtesy of Immaculata Academy.
HAMBURG — Since 1993, Immaculata Academy has recognized individuals who are serving their communities.
This year, the school celebrated the 21st annual Mater Christi Award Gala on Oct. 17 at Michael’s Banquet Facility in Hamburg.
Jim and Diana Iglewski of Hamburg and Larry Kavanaugh of West Seneca cochaired the event; Deacon Mark and Linda Hooper, the Rev. Joseph Levesque C.M. and Elisa Rodriguez, Ph.D, M.S were recognized.
According to Immaculata Academy, these individuals were honored for “exemplifying the mission of Immaculata Academy: to be instruments of positive change in society.“
Diana Iglewski is a radiologic technologist and is the radiology office manager at Southtowns Radiology in Hamburg. She, along with her husband, lead the baptismal preparation classes for Blessed John Paul II Parish and serve on the Bishop’s Council of the Laity.
Jim Iglewski is a managing director and regional investment executive at U.S. Trust, the largest and oldest private bank in the United States. He works out of the firm’s New York City office. He serves on the Hilbert College Board of Trustees and has served on the Catholic School Advisory Council for the Buffalo Diocese, The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Board of Trustees and the Blessed John Paul Parish leadership team.
The Iglewskis are the parents of Erin and Alyssa, both Immaculata Academy graduates; Kathrine, a senior at IA and Nicholas, a fourth grader at Southtowns Catholic School.
Kavanaugh is the vice president of Northeast Benefit Services Inc., a third party retirement plan administrator with offices in Buffalo and Rochester. Kavanaugh is also the managing director of Northeast Retirement Plan Advisors, which provides investment advice for retirement plans. He has also coached the golf team at Immaculata for eight years and is the father of two IA alumnae, Emily and Madeline.