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Promise Fulfilled! Niagara University Announces Completion of $80 Million Capital Campaign

Niagara University is pleased to announce the successful completion of “The Promise of Niagara…The next 150 years,” an $80 million capital campaign that began in May 2007. The campaign is the single largest fundraising initiative in the history of the 156-year-old institution. “‘The ... Read on

William Gacioch and Family Make $2 Million Gift to Niagara University

Niagara University announced today that it has received a $2 million gift from William Gacioch, ’61, and his family for the renovation of Meade Hall, which will be renamed the Gacioch Family Alumni and Admissions Center.  “Bill Gacioch’s continuing commitment to Niagara University is very ... Read on

NU Receives $1.5 Million Gift from Alumnus to Establish First Endowed Chair

Niagara University has received a $1.5 million estate gift from alumnus Dr. John J. Hughes to establish the first endowed chair at the university. The John J. Hughes, ’67 Endowed Chair in Biology will be reserved to support the research, teaching and scholarly activities of a distinguished ... Read on

The James and Mary Glynn Family Gives $2 Million Gift to Niagara University

Niagara University announced today that it has received a $2 million gift from James and Mary Glynn and their family. The gift will support important initiatives of the university, including the establishment of the Vincentian Scholars Program at Niagara University. In addition to the scholars ... Read on

The Family of the Late Dr. Lawrence Jacobs Gives $1 Million Gift

Niagara University announced today that it has received a $1 million gift from the family of the late Dr. Lawrence D. Jacobs, a member of the university’s class of 1961. The gift will be applied toward the construction of the university’s new science facility. “Niagara was a very ... Read on

NU Receives Major Gift for Theater Renovation

Niagara University has received a capital campaign commitment of $850,000 for renovation of its on-campus theater complex. The gift from alumnus George A. Wiegers will permit the theater department to develop the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theater. The existing Leary Theater will continue to be ... Read on

Remembering the Vincentians: Dick, '49, and Therese Chapdelaine

Vincentian priests and brothers have been a vital part of Dick Chapdelaine’s life since at the age of 6, he lost his father. “Basically, it’s payback time,” said Chapdelaine, explaining why he and his wife, Therese, are donating $1.5 million toward the cost of building a new ... Read on

Ensuring Niagara's Future: Robert and Connie Dwyer, '65

“When I look back on my life, I’m very grateful for the Niagara experience. In many ways, it’s the foundation for who I am today,” says Robert J. Dwyer, member of the Class of 1965. Dwyer isn’t one to say thank you and move on. He’s been a member of the ... Read on

Partnering for Progress: Barnes & Nobles

Stepping forward with a generous gift to Niagara University’s capital campaign was a natural move for Barnes & Noble.The company has been the vendor for the campus bookstore since 1983, and its relationship with NU is more than just business, according to Steve Falke, director of stores ... Read on

Saying Thank You: Ed Riedlinger, '71

Ed Riedlinger wants fellow alumni to know that Niagara University is on the move. A member of the Class of 1971, Riedlinger admits he had little contact with the university for many years aside from dutifully sending a small gift to the annual giving campaign. Today, however, he’s impressed ... Read on