Donor Stories

Each donor listed below has provided a planned gift in support of Niagara University.

Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Supports Endowed Chair with Estate-Plan Gift

Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko, ’86 (Hon.), was a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist who lived in Arlington, Virginia. She was introduced...

Owen A. Boylan, ’56, DDS, Remembered Niagara University Through His Estate Planning

Doctor Boylan was a lifetime resident of Rochester, New York. He passed away in June 2015 at home, surrounded by...

The Travers’ Thoughtful Estate Planning Will Help Future NU Theatre Students

Longtime volunteers and supporters Arthur and Barbara (Nagengast) Traver have decided to make an additional gift as part of their...

J. Jerome (Jerry) Nykiel, ’74

J. Jerome (Jerry) Nykiel, ’74, was the consummate Purple Eagle. As a student, he embraced the Niagara spirit and cherished...

Engineering A Legacy

Michael P. Maloney entered Niagara University in the fall of 1963 because, frankly, he had nowhere else to go. The son...