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
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.