Regents Scholarship Ball Set for May 5

February 13, 2018


BUFFALO, NY – The Canisius College Board of Regents will host its 52nd annual Scholarship Ball on Saturday, May 5 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 students who might otherwise not be able to take advantage of a Canisius education.  Independent Health is the presenting sponsor of the event.

The Regents Scholarship Ball includes dinner and dancing to the sounds of Nik and the Nice Guys, as well as valuable prize packages, which are raffled off throughout the evening. 

The Scholarship Ball also includes the presentation of the Canisius College Board of Regents Distinguished Citizen Award.  The award recognizes an individual who has enriched the Western New York region through his or her civic, economic and/or cultural contributions. 

This year’s Distinguished Citizen Award recipient is Candace S. Johnson, PhD, president and chief executive officer of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Johnson is the center’s 15th president and CEO and the first female leader in its 120-year history. 

She assumed the role in 2015 and has since re-energized Roswell Park.  Under Johnson’s strategic vision, the center has focused on bringing the very best physicians and scientists from around the world to Western New York.  Her leadership style, described as effective and results-oriented, is evident in the groundbreaking innovations and compassionate, patient-centered care delivered by the Roswell Park team.

Canisius College Board of Regents member Mary Perna Greenwald ’84, MBA ’96 and her husband, Tom Greenwald ’82, are co-chairs of the 52nd annual Regents Ball, tickets for which are now on sale:  Tables of 10 are available at the Magis Level for $5,500, the Ignatian Level for for $3,500, and the Griffin Level for $2,500.  Individual tickets are also available at the following prices: $550 (Magis), $350 (Ignatian) and $250 (Griffin).  Tables for young alumni (2008-2017) are available for $1,250.  Individual tickets for young alumni are $125.     

To purchase tickets or learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit or contact Courtney Sullivan, assistant director of advancement events, at 716-888-2710 or at

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