Dedication Ceremony to Name Giovatto Library on FDU’s Metropolitan Campus

TEANECK, NJ (March 31, 2010) —A dedication ceremony celebrating the naming of the Frank Giovatto Library on the Metropolitan Campus will take place on Thursday, April 22, at the Library.

The ceremony will acknowledge the generosity of John Giovatto, who has made a major commitment to FDU NOW, The Campaign for Fairleigh Dickinson University. Giovatto’s generosity, in honor of his late brother, Frank, will endow the library.

John Giovatto of Elmwood Park, N.J., approached the University a year ago, wanting to memorialize his brother, Frank, who recently had passed away.

“When he learned about the history and mission of FDU, he decided this was an institution worthy of his support,” said President J. Michael Adams. “This dedication is in recognition of his wonderful generosity.”

FDU NOW is a capital campaign, which has raised over $44 million toward a goal of $50 million for new projects, such as the Monninger Center for Learning on the College at Florham and money for scholarships. FDU NOW has raised more than any campaign in University history; a fact that well demonstrates the inspiring dedication of the university’s alumni and friends.

The ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. at the Library. A reception will follow. Fairleigh Dickinson is located at 1000 River Road, Teaneck, N.J.

For more information, contact Laura Reynolds, director of donor relations/special events, University advancement (Metro), at 201-692-7036 or

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FDU Public Relations
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Fairleigh Dickinson University
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