The Long Island Chapter was relaunched in 2019, and has been home to over 10,000 Eagles in the area ever since! The volunteers love to center their get-togethers around family-friendly social and service events, as well as show their team spirit on game day!
We are a friendly group, open to suggestions on anything that would benefit our community or current BC students.
Meet Your Chapter Leaders
Amy Martella '04
Lives in: Manhasset, New York
Major: Education/Political Science
Favorite BC Memory: One of my most cherished memories at BC occurred at the very end of my time there. As a secnd semester senior, I took a Capstone class with the legendary Fr. Farrell. Each week we sat in a small circle and shared our thoughts on Frost, Whitman, and Thoreau. In the final week of class, Fr. Farrell took us all the way to the top of St. Mary’s chapel. From up top, we could see the entirety of campus, every corner where we’d spent 4 years creating a lifetime of memories. It was a perfect May evening, and the weight of leaving BC hung heavy. None of us expected it, but some started to cry. Seven years later, Fr. Farrell baptized my first born; I will never forget him!
Why did you get involved in your local chapter?: After moving out of New York City five years ago, we noticed all of the local alumni events took place in New York City. We thought it would be wonderful to have an official alumni chapter for Long Island, especially because there are so many local Eagles nearby.
What are your local favorites in your city?: We love spending time outdoors at Sand’s Point Preserve and the Nassau County Museum of Art. Heritage Farm in Muttontown has the most beautiful Christmas trees in December and pumpkins in October. Our favorite restaurants are Hendrick’s Tavern in Roslyn and Salvatore’s Pizza in Port Washington.
Fun Fact: I live in an old home that served as part of the Underground Railroad.
Chris Savino '03
Lives in: Manhasset, NY
Occupation: Assurance Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Favorite BC Memory:
Two stick out immediately:
1) Road trips to Notre Dame. I went twice. Nothing is better than driving 12 hours in an RV with 10 of your best friends, with not a care in the world other than to support your fellow Eagles.
2) Kairos: It is quite possibly one of the most spiritual, intellectual, and thought provoking experiences I've ever had. I got to know myself better that weekend then I ever have and shared the experience with friends I didn't even know I had.
Why did you get involved in your local chapter?: The BC way is to give back and to give to your community. One community that I felt like I wasn't giving enough to was the BC one, so I decided to get involved. I want the Long Island chapter to be a network for alumni to connect with each other and our community but also to find ways to enhance the current experience for BC students.
What are your local favorites in your city?: Long Island has some of the best beaches in the country. We go to the beach a lot with friends all summer long.
Fun Fact: I have 3 young daughters and really enjoy coaching their soccer and lacrosse teams.
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