Hilbert College Scholarship Golf Tournament Sets Record

Release Date:
June 25, 2014
Matt Heidt,

HAMBURG, N.Y. – The 24th Annual Hilbert College Scholarship Golf Tournament was Monday, June 23 at Orchard Park Country Club and was Hilbert’s most successful golf tournament in its 24-year history with net proceeds donated exceeding $100,000 for the first time.


Thanks to the leadership of the golf tournament chair, Ann Swan, Executive Director of the William E. and Ann L. Swan Foundation, and primary sponsors: Noco, Geico, Goya, Ingram Micro, and West Herr Automotive Group, direct scholarship support over the last two years from the tournament has grown by over $25,000. This event has raised over $1.1 million over its history.


All of the money raised at the golf tournament goes to scholarships for deserving students which helps to keep Hilbert College the most affordable four-year, private college in Western New York. 


Hilbert President Cynthia Zane addressed the nearly 200 golfers and guests. “Thanks to the generous support that our golf tournament has received this year,” she said, “we will be able to continue to provide Hilbert students with the scholarships they deserve and help to decrease their burden.”


Thank you to all who participated or sponsored the event, especially the major event sponsors: L.P. Ciminelli, Inc.; Freed Maxick CPA’s, PC; Gernatt Asphalt Products, Inc.; Inergex Inc.; Labatt Blue; M&T Bank; Multisorb Technologies, Inc.; Ann L. Swan; and Wells Fargo Bank.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.