Trey Whitfield Foundation Honors Father Maher’s Commitment To Educational Access
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, was named a 2015 Adult Honoree by the Trey Whitfield Foundation during the organization’s 23rd annual awards dinner, which was held July 17 in Brooklyn.
The Trey Whitfield Foundation Inc. was founded in 1989 to commemorate the life and spirit of Trey Whitfield, a young student-athlete from Brooklyn who died tragically just prior to his high school graduation. In his memory, the foundation pursues “his dream that everyone, regardless of ethnic background, has equal access to the educational opportunities that they need to reach their potential in life.”
Father Maher, in his acceptance remarks, reaffirmed his commitment to ensuring that higher education, specifically at Niagara University, will be accessible and affordable to young people as they pursue their dreams and live the mission exemplified through the foundation and its honorees.