The O’Malley Library
By Irish America Staff
December / January 2003
On Saturday, October 5, Manhattan College, New York, dedicated the Mary Alice and Tom O’Malley Library in honor of longtime benefactors Tom O’Malley, a graduate of 1963 and his wife, Mary Alice of Greenwich, Connecticut.
Throughout his business career, Tom O’Malley has been a generous supporter of Manhattan College. Now through a gift of $7.5 million, the largest in the College’s history, the O’Malleys have led the way in helping to build a library for the 21st century, which incorporates the old — the former Cardinal Hayes Library which underwent extensive renovation — and a new wing which added more than 45,000 square feet of space.
In acknowledging their girl to the College, Mr. O’Malley, who has served on the board for 15 years, said: “I believe schools like Manhattan are at the core of the country’s ability to succeed. Ethics here is not just a three-credit course in a 130-credit program but rather it’s a core value in everything that goes on at Manhattan College.”
O’Malley is currently chairman of Premcor Inc., a Fortune 500 company. He is the former chairman and CEO of Tosco Corp., the country’s largest independent oil refiner. Mary Alice O’Malley is a graduate of St. Vincent’s School of Nursing, which recognized her years of dedication to healthcare by awarding her the 2000 Angelus Award. She serves on the board of St. Vincent’s Mission and Development Committees. ♦