A $500,000 gift from Robert and Lynda Engel will be used to support the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Endowed Scholarship at Niagara University.
Robert Engel is a 1975 graduate of Niagara University and a member of its Board of Trustees.
The contribution brings the endowed scholarship fund over $1 million. The scholarship, established in 2013 to honor the 13-year service of Father Levesque, Niagara University’s 25th president, helps offset tuition costs for NU students from rural communities in Western New York’s eight counties.
“We are extremely grateful to Bob and Lynda for the numerous ways that they support Niagara University, our mission and our students,” said the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president. “This gift is a tremendous manifestation of the Engels’ abiding generosity, which is rooted in a commitment to provide young people with access to an excellent education that’s framed by Catholic and Vincentian values.”