Donor Stories

The impetus for giving to Niagara University is different for students and alumni from across the globe.  

Impact Story - Phoebe Wright

Phoebe Wright, ’15, came to Western New York from Fairfield, Conn., to pursue a degree in theatre performance from Niagara University. During her junior year, Phoebe was selected as a recipient of the Tara Laurie Memorial Scholarship, a fund established in 2005 by Donald and Janice Laurie in …


Impact Story - Michael Polite

Michael Polite, ’83, believes that Niagara University’s mission is vital in today’s society. His annual support of the Niagara Fund is his way of ensuring that Niagara continues to carry it out. The CEO of Ralph A. Falbo, Inc., a residential developer in Pittsburgh, Pa., says that the building …