Regents Ball

Regents Ball

Forty-Ninth Annual Canisius College Board of Regents Scholarship Ball

The Forty-Ninth Annual Board of Regents Scholarship Ball will be held on May 9, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Buffalo. Cocktails begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner and dancing at 7:30 p.m. The presenting sponsor is Independent Health.

The Regents Ball provides an opportunity to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Western New York while also raising vital funds for the Regents Scholarship Endowment Fund. The scholarship endowment allows deserving students to stay the course to personal and professional success despite financial challenges. Thanks to the support of alumni and friends, the 2014 Regents Ball raised a record $136,000.

This year, the Board of Regents will honor Scott Bieler, President and CEO of West Herr Automotive Group with the 2015 Distinguished Citizen Award. Mr. Bieler holds positions on the boards of the Buffalo Zoo, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, the Daemen College Community Advisory Board, and has developed much of the humanitarian programs of West Herr. Most notably, he began a partnership with Roswell Park Cancer Institute alongside West Herr’s chairman Brad Hafner. Mr. Bieler has been honored with Roswell Park’s Katherine Anne Gioia Award for volunteer leadership. He was also the recipient of the 2007 Business Executive of the Year Award from Canisius College for his achievements in professional success and his broad interest in civic affairs.

For more information about the 2015 Regents Ball, please contact Cecelia Gotham, assistant director of stewardship and events at 716-888-8228 or gothamc@canisius.edu.