Community leaders honored during NU President's Dinner

Niagara University honored five community leaders while raising funds for the university’s scholarship program. Pictured here, from left, are: Larry Montani, a member of the Niagara University Board of Trustees; his wife, Mary; William G. Gisel, Jr., president and CEO of Rich Products Corp.; the Rev. JoAnne Scott, co-founder and senior pastor of Word of Life Ministries; Bishop Jesse J.Scott, co-founder and associate pastor of Word of Life Ministries; Mary Helen Holzschuh, former nurse and philantropist; Jeffrey Holzschuh, managing director and chairman of Morgan Stanley Institutional Securities Group and the chair of the Niagara University Board of Trustees and the Rev. James J. Maher, CM, president of Niagara University.

Five community leaders were honored Friday by Niagara University for their “extraordinary professional success and remarkable community philanthropy.” 

Honored during the university’s President’s Dinner at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls were: 

• Jeffrey R. Holzschuh, ‘82, managing director and chairman, Morgan Stanley Institutional Securities Group; chair, Niagara University Board of Trustees;

• Mary Helen Holzschuh, ‘82, former nurse; philanthropist;

• William G. Gisel Jr., president and chief executive officer, Rich Products Corp.;

• Bishop Jesse J. Scott Sr., co-founder and senior pastor, Word of Life Ministries and

• the Rev. JoAnne Scott, co-founder and associate pastor, Word of Life Ministries.

Larry A. Montani, a member of Niagara University’s Board of Trustees, and his wife, Mary, as the dinner’s chair couple.

Proceeds from the President’s Dinner benefit Niagara University’s scholarship programs. Last year’s dinner raised a net total of $210,000 for student scholarships. In accordance with its mission-guided commitment to access and affordability, Niagara granted more than $44 million in scholarship assistance to undergraduate students in 2016-2017.

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