Niagara's Day of Giving
Niagara University has decided to postpone our giving day on April 24 to the Feast of St Vincent de Paul on Sept. 25. Due to extraordinary circumstances our alumni and donors are facing, we are going to shift our focus on the direct emergency needs of our students by creating the St. Vincent de Paul COVID-19 Student Fund, which will support scholarships, on-campus housing, transportation, and more. We are working closely with the office of Enrollment, Financial Aid, and Student Affairs as the details are worked out. This fund will help families directly, and will be used over the next 2 years.
Right now, our students need your help:
- The St. Vincent de Paul COVID-19 Student Fund will provide immediate relief to current Purple Eagles. More information to come.
Many already support the Niagara Fund, which helps with resources allowing the University to respond effectively to a new way of remote education, counseling, and connecting with our students. The Niagara Fund also directly supports current and prospective Purple Eagles.
We are also focusing on our Student Emergency Fund to assist our students who are in urgent critical need. Examples include part-time job elimination, emergency travel needs, emergency housing needs and homelessness, as well as food-insecurity among students living in off-campus apartments. This dedicated emergency fund will contribute greatly to our ability to respond to student needs and increase their likelihood of persistence and graduation.
We are so grateful for your support as we navigate this unprecedented time and thank you for joining in these efforts. In light of all that is happening in the world today, there is a comfort in knowing kindness and compassion are still abundant, and that the Vincentian spirit is shining bright! Our mission remains, and we ask that you please stand with us and lead others towards change. Together, we are Purple Strong!
Our rescheduled giving day will be hosted on the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul on September 25, 2020. Thank you for your continued support!