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President's Dinner

Please join us for our annual President's Dinner as we welcome you Home for the Holidays and rejoice in the simple act of being Together Again in 2021. The President’s Dinner directly benefits the students of Niagara University through scholarship support while also allowing those students, along with alumni, friends, faculty and staff, the opportunity to connect or reconnect and form deeper relationships and friendships that can help shape a future, better our community or simply warm a heart.

This year's event will take place on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls, NY 14303. In lieu of the traditional sit-down dinner, this year Niagara University president, the Rev. James J. Maher wants to offer his guests an experience where they can focus on togetherness and fellowship. There will be seating available for every guest throughout the evening so they can relax and visit prior to, during and after the program as well!

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., guests will be welcomed into a dinner reception where they will find a vast array of specially crafted dishes, plus individual food stations offering comforting holiday flavors for all to enjoy! A signature holiday drink will be featured along with a delicious dessert display. Students from varying groups will also be in attendance to showcase some of their university activities and engage with guests for the evening. The traditional awards program will follow the dinner reception to honor and individually recognize three outstanding and richly deserving recipients of this year's awards.

The 2021 President’s Dinner Honorees are:

St. Louise de Marillac Award
Judith Quigley Ruse, ’69
Retired, Janssen Biotech

St. Vincent de Paul Award
Elizabeth Triggs
Founder & CEO, None Like You Family Education Community Outreach

Legacy of Service Award
Robert D. Gioia
President, John R. Oishei Foundation

Niagara is excited to welcome you to a Winter Wonderland atmosphere in support of our students and to indulge in the simple joys of the season with friends while we celebrate being together and safely visiting once again. We cannot wait to see you in December!

*Cocktail Attire*

Please Note: At this time, vaccination will be required for all attendees in order to align with the compliance guidelines set forth by Niagara University.

  • Tickets are available for individual purchase HERE.
  • If you would like to just make a gift, you may do so HERE.
  • A wide range of sponsorship opportunities are available with benefits outlined in the sponsorship form attached in the side column of this page.

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Thank you to our sponsors for making the President's Dinner 2019 such a success!

Journal of 2019 Sponsors