President’s Dinner

Niagara University in Ontario holds the President’s Dinner directly supports the students of Vaughan through investment to student scholarships.

Inaugural President’s Dinner


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On June 22, 2022 co-chairs Paul Harrietha and Frank Fazzari, accompanied by Niagara University President, Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., the Ontario Board of Advisors, and the Niagara University Board of Trustees and Advisors, proudly welcomed alumni, friends and partners to the Inaugural President’s Dinner in Ontario. This event directly supports the Niagara University students of Vaughan through investment to student scholarships.

At this inaugural event, Niagara University had the privilege of honouring Mrs. Ginesia Cortellucci, a dedicated philanthropist and community leader, and Mr. Medhat Mahdy, President and Chief Executive Officer for the YMCA of Greater Toronto and President for YMCA Ontario for their selfless dedication to serving their community and the unwavering commitment they have made to impacting the lives of those around them.

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Event Highlights


Celebrating the evening’s honourees was a sincere pleasure. Please find the individual tribute videos for Mrs. Ginesia Cortellucci and Mr. Medhat Mahdy.

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Honoree – St. Vincent DePaul Award

Ginesia Cortellucci
Philanthropist and Devoted Community Leader

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Honoree – Legacy of Service

Medhat Mahdy
President and CEO,
YMCA of Greater Toronto
President, YMCA Ontario

Niagara University extends a sincere Thank You to the event Sponsors and Patrons!

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