Tagged / Fundraising

Niagara University Receives Estate Gift Totaling More Than $4 Million

May 18, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University has received a gift from the estate of the late Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko. The gift, which will exceed $4.1 million, will be used for several university projects and initiatives. “We are incredibly humbled and thankful for the gift that Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko has left for Niagara... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, smiles with students and scholarship supporters.

2017 Scholarship Celebration: ‘You Plant a Tree and It Grows’

April 27, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Supporters, students, faculty, and staff came together for Niagara University’s annual Scholarship Celebration, held Saturday, April 22, in the Clet Hall Dining Commons. Nearly 100 people were in attendance for the program, which included remarks from Danny Belmona, a junior pre-med student, Dr. Derek M. Wesley, vice president for institutional... Read on →

Niagara University students and employees met with Assemblyman Robin Schimminger and several other state legislators during Student Advocacy Day Feb. 14 at the Capitol in Albany.

Niagara University Students Take Financial Aid Message to Albany

February 22, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

A five-student delegation from Niagara University made a 300-mile trek to the New York State Capitol last week to speak with lawmakers about the importance of universal access to financial aid. NU annually enlists a handful of students to participate in the New York Student Aid Alliance Advocacy Day, an initiative... Read on →

An $875,000 gift from E. John and Jeanne C. Finn is earmarked for a scholarship that supports nursing students at Niagara University, where students gain practical experience in a state-of-the-art Nursing Simulation Center.

Major Gift from Finns Pushes NU Nursing Scholarship Over $1 Million

December 19, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

E. John and Jeanne C. Finn have made an $875,000 gift to support the Jerome Patrick and Alice Conley Corcoran Scholarship at Niagara University. Their most recent gift brings the endowed scholarship fund over $1 million. The scholarship is offered to students from Central and Western New York who demonstrate financial... Read on →

The Second Annual Niagara Law Center Holiday Party and Toy Drive CLE, held each year at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, is one of the larger toy drives in Western New York.

Niagara Law Center’s Expanded Mission Means More Toys for Local Kids

December 14, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The Niagara Law Center combined a unique recipe of holiday party, legal seminar, swearing-in ceremony and toy drive last Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. Judging by the impressive turnout and vast collection of toys piled up in the middle of the museum’s main gallery,... Read on →

Christmas Festivities Lighting Up Niagara University

December 6, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Niagara University. Festive red ribbons adorn campus light poles, a giant evergreen festooned with white lights illuminates St. Vincent’s Circle and events celebrating the season are taking place on what seems like a daily basis. More than 100 members of the campus... Read on →

Members of Niagara University's Office of Alumni Engagement coordinated the #GivingTuesday program on campus.

Niagara University Supports Needy Families Through #GivingTuesday

December 1, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University students, alumni and friends once again came out in full force to support #GivingTuesday, which was held Nov. 29, 2016. The national initiative inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support, and... Read on →

Pictured at Niagara University's 2016 President's Dinner are, from left, Jeffrey R. Holzschuh, chair of NU's Board of Trustees; Robyn L. Krueger, recipient of the St. Vincent de Paul Award; the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president; Dr. Gary D. Praetzel, Medal of Honor recipient; Legacy of Service Award honoree Thurman L. Thomas; and Caritas Medal recipients Dr. Frances E. Crosby and Brian P. Crosby.

Niagara University Honors Five, Raises Scholarship Dollars at President’s Dinner

November 29, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University recognized the accomplishments of five extraordinary individuals – while raising critical funds for student scholarships – during its 2016 President’s Dinner, which was held Nov. 18 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Nearly 550 Niagara University alumni, students and friends attended the event,... Read on →

Pictured, from left, are the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., NU president emeritus; Robert Engel, '75, Niagara Trustee; Levesque Scholarship recipient Emma Bow, '19; Lynda Engel; and the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University.

Robert and Lynda Engel Make $500,000 Gift to Levesque Scholarship

November 18, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

A $500,000 gift from Robert and Lynda Engel will be used to support the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Endowed Scholarship at Niagara University. Robert Engel is a 1975 graduate of Niagara University and a member of its Board of Trustees. The contribution brings the endowed scholarship fund over $1 million.... Read on →

Members of the '2 Good 2 Toss' committee present a check to Niagara University's Office of Campus Ministry.

Community Garage Sale Raises $2,300 in Support of Mission Programs

July 29, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

“2 Good 2 Toss,” a Niagara University service program intended to keep reusable items out of landfills, raised $2,334.20 this May for the Office of Campus Ministry and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. For the fourth straight year, members of NU’s Vincentian Mission Certificate program invited students (and employees)... Read on →

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