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President's Dinner

On December 10, 2021 we welcomed so many friends to our Winter Wonderland to rejoice in safely being together one last time in 2021 for Niagara University's President's Dinner.  The incredible generosity and support from our Niagara family and friends led us to raise $412,000 for student scholarships!  This record-breaking year would not have been possible without the support of our donors, and the tremendous leadership and enthusiasm from our Co-Chairs, Karen Howard, '84 and Kathleen Neville, MA '15, along with the Sponsorship Committee - Philip Catanese, Kevin J. Clarke, '73, Courtney Corbetta, '14, Robert Ingrasci Jr., '08, Larry Montani, Christopher Ross, '82 and Pamela Jacobs Vogt.  A sincere thank you for all you do for Niagara!

(Co-Chairs pictured below with Jaclyn Rossi, '08 - Interim VP for Institutional Advancement, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M. - NU President, and Sara Moretta, '12 - President's Dinner Event Manager)

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Guests were met with the signature Poinsettia cocktail, warm smiles, good food and friendly conversation while enjoying special student performances that brought the joys of the season to life inside the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.  Over 40 students were in attendance visiting with the guests...many new connections and relationships were made and futures shown just a little brighter for our Purple Eagles this Friday night! 

In between the memorable student performances, Fr. Maher proudly recognized and honored three outstanding individuals with the 2021 President's Dinner awards. 

Pictured below: Honorees Judith Quigley Ruse, '69 - St. Louise de Marillac Award, Robert D. Gioia - Legacy of Service, and Elizabeth Triggs - St. Vincent de Paul Award.


Thank you again for a beautiful night celebrating Niagara University students and inspiring individuals who have changed the lives of so many! 

*Links to the Honoree Tribute videos, the full photo album, 2021 Sponsor Journal and donation page link to make your contribution in support of student scholarships are in the right-hand column of this page.