Rich Baseball Operations President Jonathan Dandes to be Awarded Niagara University's Caritas Medal
Rich Baseball Operations President, Jonathan Dandes, will be awarded the Caritas Medal by Niagara University during it's 'President's Dinner,' Friday, November 16 at the Niagara Falls Conference & Event Center (5:30 p.m. dinner).
Dandes, who is also an adjunct professor at Niagara University in the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, will be given the award symbolic of both his professional success and his continued commitment to service in the Western New York community.
As President of Rich Baseball Operations, Dandes oversees the operations of not only the Buffalo Bisons, but also the Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals of the Texas League and the Single-A West Virginia Black Bears of the NY-Penn League. He also oversees Rich Entertainment Group's operation of Canalside Buffalo and Outer Harbor Buffalo.
Along with being president of the Buffalo Bisons Charitable Foundation, Dandes is also Chair of the Buffalo Zoological Society, the Eric County Medical Center and the Buffalo Public Schools Foundation and serves on the Board of the Eric County Law Enforcement Foundation. He is a past chair of the Buffalo/Niagara Partnership.
Founded by the Vincentian community in 1856, Niagara University is a comprehensive institution, blending the best of a liberal arts and professional education, grounded in our values-based Catholic tradition. Its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Hospitality and Tourism Management offer programs at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral level.
As the first Vincentian university established in the United States, Niagara prepares students for personal and professional success while emphasizing service to the community in honor of St. Vincent de Paul. Niagara's institutional commitment to service learning has led to its inclusion on the President's Honor Roll for Community Service every year since its inception in 2006, and its recognition with the Carnegie Foundation's Classification for Community Engagement.
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