Eugene "Gene" Burdolski

Class of 1970

Following his graduation from Donnelly, Eugene (Gene) Burdolski attended the University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas, where he earned his bachelor’s degree. He never forgot the tremendous role Donnelly played in his life, and remained connected to the College through his work on both the advancement and marketing advisory committees, as well as the steadfast involvement and leadership during the College’s annual Alumni Phonathon. Known for giving back to his beloved Kansas City community, Gene was a board member for Good Samaritan Project and AIDS Service Foundation. He also volunteered his time at organizations like the Kansas City Hope Care Center and Friends of Chamber Music. He was an active parishioner of the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Kansas City, Missouri, where he served in a variety of roles, including Eucharistic minister, lector, usher and member of the choir. 

Eugene Burdolski was inducted in 2011.