A Night to Remember

(L-R): Maureen Hurley; President John J. Hurley; Candace Johnson, PhD, 2018 Distinguished Citizen recipient; Mary Perna Greenwald ’84, MBA ’96 and her husband, Tom Greenwald ’82, co-chairs of the 52nd annual Regents Ball.

May 25, 2018


The Canisius College Board of Regents honored Candace S. Johnson, PhD, president and CEO of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, as the 2018 Distinguished Citizen at the Regents Scholarship Ball on May 5, 2018. 

Nearly 500 friends of the college attended the event at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo to help raise support for Canisius students. Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends, this year’s event raised $144,000.

The Regents Ball provides an opportunity to honor individuals, such as Dr. Johnson, who have made outstanding contributions to Western New York while also raising vital funds for the Board of Regents Endowed Scholarship Fund. The fund affords deserving students the opportunity to stay the course to personal and professional success.

This year’s event included live entertainment by Nik and The Nice Guys, prize giveaways, and a live auction hosted by Channel 2’s Kevin O’Connell. Mark your calendars for the 2019 Regents Scholarship Ball, which takes place on Saturday, May 4, 2019!

Click here to view a ‘highlight reel’ from the ball.

Click here to watch a video about Dr. Candace Johnson.

Click here to enjoy a photo gallery from the Regents Ball.

The Buffalo News also captured all the ‘glitz and glam’ from the annual Regents Scholarship Ball.  Click here to see the photo gallery.