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Powering Transformation: The Campaign for Niagara University

Be part of our largest and most impactful philanthropic campaign to date. Join us on Thursday, September 22 to officially kick off the campaign at Niagara University!

Since 1856, our university community has strived to embody the vision of St. Vincent de Paul, in a mission that is educational, Catholic and Vincentian. Inspired by St. Vincent de Paul and the generosity of the Purple Eagle Community, Powering Transformation: The Campaign for Niagara University is ensuring that all future generations of Niagara students have the best academic, capital, and programmatic resources needed to achieve their full personal and societal potential.

We should assist the poor in every way and do it both by ourselves and by enlisting the help of others... To do this is to preach the gospel by words and work. - St. Vincent de Paul

Progress to Goal & Call to Action

Powering Transformation: The Campaign for Niagara University is our largest and most impactful philanthropic campaign to date.

$125M Goal

Largest campaign in Niagara history...

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Raised and Counting....

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Niagara hopes that you will join the thousands of alumni, parents, and friends who, inspired by the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, have made Niagara one of their top philanthropic priorities. By joining this historic initiative, you will help us to show the world the true power of Niagara University.

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The Powering Transformation Campaign by Priority

Elevate academic excellence and reputation through student-centered, collaborative, experiential, and integrative approaches to learning in preparation for 21st-century careers.

Cultivate a culture that fosters excellence in all our experiences, including development of athletics, the campus, residential life, experiential learning, support services and technologies.

Advance impactful collaborations that focus on mission and civic engagement to benefit the Greater Niagara Falls Region and Niagara University.

Enhance a diverse, inclusive, and values-based learning environment designed to graduate global citizens and promote civil discourse.

Establish Niagara University as the premier binational university within the Province of Ontario in Canada through mission-based academic programs, improved branding, and the establishment of an Ontario presence.

Diversify revenue generation and strengthen fiscal sustainability.

Campaign Donor Testimonials 

Jeff Holzschuh

Jeff Holzschuh

  • Campaign Chair
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.
Ed Brennan

Ed Brennan

  • Chair of the Board of Trustees
Debbie and I are extremely pleased to build upon our mission of providing education to the underserved. The Lois Lyon Brennan scholarship program builds upon our commitment to helping the underserved, which includes the construction of a school, and scholarships for roughly 400 students from Haiti. As an alumnus of Niagara University, I welcome the opportunity to bring our Vincentian values and inclusive excellence to high-achieving students who may not have this access to college and the engaging experience that leads to success.

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Student Testimonials

Alexi Bapst

Alexi Bapst

  • Junior integrative management major from Columbus, Ohio
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.