Daniel P. Mahoney, Class of 1967, a longtime supporter of Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, recently returned with his wife, Susan, to again give back to his alma mater, which he credits for shaping his success.
His $1 million gift is the single largest donation in the 73-year history of the boys’ Catholic high school. Recognizing the contribution it will make to the school’s mission to provide students with the skills they will need to be globally competitive, the groundbreaking Honors Academy will be renamed the Susan and Daniel P. Mahoney Honors Academy.
Launched four years ago, the Honors Academy is a learning program for academically top-performing students that provides college-level studies focused on real-world applications in four disciplines—engineering, finance, health sciences and law.
During their visit, the Mahoneys met with three seniors who gave them an overview of the advanced studies they were pursuing in the Honors Academy— Calvin Lindo of Yonkers and Lachlan McIntyre of White Plains, both Law Academy, and Nathaniel Alvarez of Ossining, Engineering Academy.
The Mahoneys also toured Stepinac’s cutting-edge learning spaces including the new STEAM Center and Finance Center. The former Wall Street executive was impressed with the Finance Center’s real-time LED ticker displays and Bloomberg Terminal and Bloomberg Market Concepts features.
Father Thomas Collins, Class of 1979, president of Stepinac, said: “On behalf of our truly grateful Stepinac family, especially the students, I extend deep appreciation for your very generous gift. It truly reflects your abiding faith in the school’s tradition of shaping tomorrow’s leaders. Thanks to your investment, you will help assure that Stepinac remains strong as a preeminent leader in secondary education.”
Mahoney grew up in an extended Stepinac family. His older brothers, Walter and Jay, are graduates, as are his cousins Bob Silbernagel and Kenny Silbernagel.
After graduating from Boston College, where he majored in finance, Mahoney enjoyed a successful career spanning more than 30 years on Wall Street as a New York Stock Exchange specialist. He served as a senior partner at CMJ Partners, a leading NYSE member firm.
The Mahoneys, now living in Jupiter, Fla., were longtime residents of Rye. They are the parents of three children, one of whom, Ryan, died at age 31 from Hodgkin’s lymphoma. They are the grandparents of 10.
Mahoney was inducted into Stepinac’s Hall of Fame in 2001.
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