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Transforming the Future

In 2016, Niagara University launched the “Powering Transformation” campaign which was designed to ensure that all future generations of Niagara students have the best academic, capital, and programmatic resources needed to achieve their full potential on a personal level and in society.   Beaming with Purple Pride, we can now share that we believe we have built a foundation of hope for the future of the campus and created immediate opportunities for our students to benefit from.

Together We Soar



$130 Mil

Total number of donors


Endowed positions created


The Powering Transformation Campaign

by priority


Pictured above, rising junior Ena Das; Rev. James J. Maher, C.M.; Jeffrey R. Holzschuh, ’82, campaign chairman; Jaclyn Rossi Drozd, ’08, M.S.Ed. ’10; and rising junior Althea Simmons, who shared their thoughts at the campaign announcement.

Niagara University Transformed: NU Announces Successful Completion of its “Powering Transformation” Capital Campaign

May 16, 2024

We announced the successful completion of the largest and most impactful philanthropic campaign in our 166-year history. “Powering Transformation: The Campaign for Niagara University,” has raised more than $130 million dollars, exceeding its goal of $125 million.

Father Maher and students standing by St Vincent Statue

Campus Master Plan

“The university wants to be prepared to meet the challenges of the future and develop confidence, clarity, and a heightened sense of purpose for our students.”

Rev. James J. Maher

Jeff Holzschuh
Mary Helen and I are honored to have the family name on the College of Business. Niagara University is a special place for both of us, and we are grateful for the experience of our Vincentian education. We feel very fortunate to be able to share our experience and give back to support student scholarships for business and nursing students, as well as Purple Eagle student athletes.
Jeffrey Holzschuh
Campaign Chair
Alexi Bapt Head Shoot
I am so excited for the future of Niagara and the College of Business because of the extremely generous donation that will benefit future business students. Speaking on behalf of myself, and current and future business students, we thank you very much, Mr. and Mrs. Holzschuh, for your generosity and for strengthening the foundation of our College of Business Administration. Your gift will undoubtedly create opportunities and experiences that will transform lives for many years to come
Alexi Bapst
Integrative Management, '23 | MBA, '24