INSURING A SOUTH HALL – Lake Superior State University officials accept a ceremonial check from Madigan Pingatore Insurance Services that represents a $25,000 gift towards the South Hall renovation project. The Madigan Pingatore Insurance Services seminar room will be located in a high traffic area as a component of the Saluja suite, named in honor of long-time business faculty member Madan Saluja. From left are LSSU Foundation Executive Director Tom Coates; Madigan Pingatore Insurance Services co-principal owners Randy Pingatore and Steve Madigan; and David Finley, dean of the College of Business and Engineering. (LSSU/John Shibley)
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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. -- Another keystone local business has joined the ranks of donors to Lake Superior State University’s South Hall renovation project that will house the newly named Lukenda School of Business. Madigan Pingatore Insurance Services has donated $25,000 towards a state-of-the-art seminar room.
The success and growth of the Madigan Pingatore family businesses over the decades is intertwined with the development of LSSU, Sault Ste. Marie and the region. They have provided financial and personal support for Laker Club, the Bud Cooper Endowment, men's basketball, Cager Club, the Cooper gym floor and Arts Center campaigns, as well as sponsorships of the President's Dinner and the School of Business graduate dinner.
Through offices in Sault Ste. Marie and Harbor Springs, Mich., the agency provides personal and commercial insurance coverage and services to the construction and hospitality industries. Madigan Pingatore also specializes in insurance consulting with Native American Communities.
The Madigan Pingatore Insurance Services seminar room will be located in a high traffic area as a component of the Saluja suite, named in honor of long-time business faculty member Dr. Madan Saluja. It will also be adjacent to the Lambda Sigma Beta Professional Business Fraternity conference room, which is fitting since company principal Randy Pingatore is an alumnus of the business school and was a member of the fraternity during his time at LSSU.
Steve Madigan, the other company principal, has an extensive history with the Lake State as well. His background and entrepreneurial skills have created a unique niche in serving the insurance needs of Tribal Communities throughout the State of Michigan.
“We are so pleased to have Steve and Randy’s support of this project”, said Tom Coates, Executive Director of the LSSU Foundation. “The Madigan and Pingatore families are a cornerstone of our community with a history in business that began before South Hall was built in the early 1900s.”
Under Michigan’s capital outlay program, LSSU must gain commitment for 25%, or $3 million, of the $12 million project through private contributions. With this and other gifts the LSSU Foundation Office is 65% towards that goal, with fundraising slated to wrap up later this summer.
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