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'Golden Jubilee' gala to commemorate 50 years of Canisius College Regents Scholarship Ball

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Wed, Mar 30th 2016 04:20 pm

The Canisius College Board of Regents will commemorate 50 years of the Regents Scholarship Ball when it hosts a "Golden Jubilee" gala on Saturday, May 7, at Hyatt Regency Buffalo.

Cocktails begin at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7:30 p.m. The event is the principal fundraiser for the Canisius College Board of Regents Scholarship Fund, which provides financial support to promising students who otherwise would not be able to take advantage of a Canisius education.

Independent Health is the presenting sponsor of the evening, which will include dinner, dancing and the raffling of a variety of valuable prize packages. The Regents Scholarship Ball will also include the presentation of the Canisius College Board of Regents Distinguished Citizen Achievement Award. This year's recipient is Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, who will be recognized for her contributions to the civic, cultural and economic well-being of Western New York.

A 1982 alumna of Canisius, Dedecker is president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, a 501(c)(3) public charity that manages 775 endowment funds for individuals, families and organizations. In her role, Dedecker leads a focused growth and impact strategy dedicated to connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York.

Canisius College Board of Regents members Annette Dispenza-Kajtoch, Class of 1988, MBA '90, and Brian Murphy, '95, are serving their second consecutive year as co-chairs of the Regents Scholarship Ball, tickets for which are now on sale. Tables of 10 are available at the Magis level for $5,500, the Ignatian level for $3,500 and the Griffin level for $2,500. Young alumni pricing (classes of 2006-15) and individual tickets are also available.

To purchase tickets or learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit www.canisius.edu/RegentsBall or contact Cecelia Gotham, assistant director of stewardship and events, at 716-888-8228 or at [email protected]

Canisius is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation.

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