Regents Scholarship Ball Set for May 3

BUFFALO, NY – The 48th annual Canisius College Regents Scholarship Ball will be held on Saturday, May 3 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Cocktails begin at 6:00 p.m.; 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 young students who otherwise would not be able to take advantage of a Canisius education. Independent Health is the presenting sponsor of the event.

The event will include the presentation of the Canisius College Board of Regents Distinguished Citizen Achievement Award. This year’s recipient is Russ Brandon, president and chief executive officer of the Buffalo Bills National Football League franchise. Brandon will be recognized for his civic, cultural and economic contributions to the Western New York region.

The Regents Scholarship Ball will also include dinner and dancing to the sounds of Party of Nine. Guests will have the opportunity to win a variety of valuable prize packages, which will be raffled off throughout the evening.

Canisius Regents Martin J. Berardi ’79 and Deborah A. DiMatteo MBA ’88 are co-chairs of the event. Berardi currently serves as vice chair of the Board of Regents.

Tickets for the Regents Scholarship Ball are now on sale. Tables for 10 are available at the Leadership Level for $5,000; the Gold Level for $3,000; and the Griffin Level for $2,000. Young alumni pricing (classes of 2004-2013) and individual tickets are also available.

To purchase tickets or learn about sponsorship opportunities for the ball, contact Rachel Flammer, assistant director of advancement events and stewardship, at 716-888-8228 or at or click here.

Canisius is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation and the premier private university in Western New York.