Alumni & Parent Programs

Stephen Briganti '64

Butler Medal, 2002

Born in New York City, raised in Indiana, traveled to more than 30 countries worldwide and back in New York City, Stephen Briganti '64 has carried the Butler tradition far and wide.

Stephen earned his B.A. in history and political science from Butler University in 1964. He completed the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Executive Training Program in 1982.

Currently, he is the president and chief operating officer of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. He has served as a development consultant for the World War II Memorial (Wash.), Plymouth Rock Foundation (Mass.), Japanese-American National Museum (Los Angeles, Calif.), Smithsonian Air and Space Museum (Wash.) and the Museum of African-American History (Detroit, Mich.). Stephen worked for 12 years as the group vice president and campaign director of the United Way of Tri-State. In 1981 he oversaw the most successful single annual United Way campaign in the nation.

Stephen has been recognized as "Person of the Week" on ABC-TV World News Tonight with Peter Jennings for his work on the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island restoration project in 1990. He also received the Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (1990) and the Doctor of Laws Honorary Degree from Butler University (1991).

While serving as president of Butler's board of trustees, Stephen chaired the presidential search committee.

Stephen is an avid sports fan and reader.

Updated 2002