Faculty & Staff Giving
Dr. Eddie Friel, OBE
Expert-in-Residence, Hospitality Training and Research Center, College of Hospitality and Tourism Management
In an increasingly secularized world where moral relativism is the order of the day, young people today need a reliable compass to navigate through the minefield of 'choices' open to them. I do not know of any better guide than the Vincentian principles enshrined in an education at Niagara University. If we are really serious about reversing the economic and social decline of Western New York, then we should all invest in Niagara University.
Dr. Jan H. Van Harssel
Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management
I've been at Niagara University for over 22 years and am blessed, every day, to work in such a challenging and rewarding environment. Both my children’s college education was made possible with Niagara’s generous support. Through the Faculty and Staff Campaign, I have the opportunity to give back and help others fulfill their aspirations. This campaign is not about a few people making major donations, it is about all of us doing what we can. Take advantage of our payroll deduction feature and make a commitment to what we do best here at Niagara — make a difference in the lives of our students. It matters.
Each year, we are asked as faculty and staff, to invest in the university with a gift. Our support goes a long way towards making our institution strong; whether we support programs, the different colleges, or the areas of greatest need through the Niagara Fund. Our role is important to Niagara University and its students. It does not go unsaid that we already give our time and energy as employees, but this extra way in giving back is as valuable to our students. Take advantage of payroll deductions and the on-going feature when making your gift today.
-- John Barker, director of campus safety and the campus safety team
Barbara Hartwig and Christine Dunets
It has been my privilege to ‘give back’ to Niagara through the Faculty/Staff Campaign during the years I’ve worked at NU. Students are our mainstay here at the school and being a helpmate, even in a small way, is a wonderful feeling. I have seen many come in as freshmen and know some of them, years later, as alumni. It is great hearing their stories and the love they have of their days here on Monteagle Ridge.
-- Barbara Hartwig, Data Specialist — Advancement Services
I believe that Niagara has had a significant impact on the lives and careers of those connected to the university. What makes the Niagara community work is our way of giving back to the Niagara Fund and playing an important role in the experiences of students on a daily basis.
-- Christine Dunets, Gift Accountant — Advancement Services
Richard Basile and William Kirsch
I have been blessed with a good job at Niagara University for 20 years. I give for two reasons. One, as a way of showing appreciation and for the privilege of my children attending Niagara. Secondly, I give to enable others to share the Niagara experience and achieve their dreams. What better legacy is there than helping our youth reach their potential?
-- Richard Basile, Foreman — Facility Services
I started giving to Niagara University after a presentation made by the Faculty/Staff Committee. I learned that the employee participation rate is looked at for qualifying grants and foundation monies. I felt my contribution would help to improve that participation rate and help students looking for a college education. It’s my way of keeping the Niagara community strong.
-- William H. Kirsch, Mason/Carpenter — Facility Services