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Canisius Scholarship Ball is Saturday

The Canisius College Board of Regents will celebrate 50 years of the Regents Scholarship Ball with a “Golden Jubilee” gala Saturday evening in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30. The program also will include dancing and prize packages.

The Board of Regents will present its Distinguished Citizen Achievement Award to Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, a 1982 Canisius graduate who is president and chief executive officer of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.

Co-chairing the ball for the second consecutive year are Annette Dispenza-Kajtoch, class of 1988, and Brian Murphy, class of 1995. Tables of 10 are available for contributions ranging from $2,500 to $5,500. Young alumni pricing for members of Classes of 2006 to 2015 and individual tickets also are available. For tickets, call Cecelia Gotham at 888-8228, email her at or visit Proceeds support scholarships for promising Canisius students.