April 8, 2013 LUNCHEON AT VINEYARDS C.C.
MR. TOM MONGAHAN
"FROM RAGS, TO RICHES, TO RAGS--AN IMPRESSIVE STORY ABOUT HOW A YOUNG ORPHAN BUILT A GIGANTIC INTERNATIONAL PIZZA EMPIRE"
Although best known as the founder of Domino's Pizza and former owner of the Detroit Tigers baseball franchise, Thomas S. Monaghan is currently devoting his attention full time to non-profit endeavors, specifically focused on underwriting Catholic higher education. This support primarily flows through the Ave Maria Foundation, which he founded in 1983 and for which he serves as chairman of the board.
Mr. Monaghan was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1937.His father died four years later, ushering in a childhood spent largely in an orphanage and a succession of foster homes.After graduating from Ann Arbor's St. Thomas High School in 1955, and enrolling at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, Monaghan enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1956, and was Honorably discharged three years later, he returned to Ann Arbor, where he enrolled at the University of Michigan. While still a student, he founded Domino's Pizza. He and his brother, James, borrowed $900 to buy a small pizza store called DomiNick's in Ypsilanti. By 1998, Domino's had 6,250 stores, and ranked as the world's largest pizza delivery chain, pioneering a number of industry innovations inspired by Mr. Monaghan.
Mr. Monaghan has received honorary degrees from twelve universities around the country, and in March of 2000, he was named an Honorary Fellow of Magdalene College within Britain's University of Cambridge. The story behind Domino's Pizza was compiled for the first time in his 1986 autobiography, Pizza Tiger, published by Random House. He sold Domino's Pizza in 1998 to Bain Capital, Inc., leaving behind its day-to-day operations, which he had overseen for 38 years.
Check-in and hospitality hour for the luncheon begins at 11:15 a.m. The luncheon starts at 12 Noon. Coffee and ice tea stations are available prior to the luncheon. Cash Bar is also available.
Chicken Ala King served over a fresh Homemade Biscuit with Chef's Fresh Vegetable. Dessert is Bananas Foster with Vanilla Ice Cream.The alternative entree is a Vegetable Plate or a Fruit Plate. Rolls, coffee, iced tea, lemonade and fountain soda are included.
Spouses and guests are welcome.
The cost is $25 per person.
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