President's Report

Maher JamesChristmas greetings!

I am writing to once again extend my gratitude for your generous support of Niagara University. It is due in large part to your benevolence that more and more young men and women are gaining access to the excellent, values-based education offered on Monteagle Ridge.

Business First recently reported that Niagara University is now the largest independent Catholic university in the Buffalo-Niagara region. This standing in Western New York is testament to your support, which has helped thousands of students study, research, live and serve through their education at Niagara University.

Contained in this area of our website are specific illustrations of how your contributions are making a significant impact on our campus and in the community. Each section highlights an important fundraising initiative for the university and provides insight on how your gifts help to build upon our nearly 160-year history of providing an excellent education grounded in Vincentian values.

With the new year approaching, gifts to the Niagara Fund and student scholarships are most welcome; however, support for any university initiative will assist us in collectively strengthening Niagara’s position as a worldwide leader in Catholic higher education.

As always, I thank you for playing an integral role in the success of our students. Please know that I – and they – appreciate all you do to support the mission of Niagara University.

I wish you a holiday season of peace and happiness. May this be a time of great blessing for you and your loved ones.


James J. Maher, C.M.

Financial Information

During our last academic year (June 1, 2014 – May 31, 2015), we raised nearly $6.8 million thanks to the generosity of donors like you.



There are numerous ways that you can contribute to Niagara University and its Vincentian mission of supporting those in need.


Impact Stories

The impact of giving to Niagara University affects students and alumni from across the globe.