Since its inception in 1998, the Annual President’s Dinner has been a celebration of what makes St. John’s University unique – the vibrant combination of scholarship and service. For more than 150 years, the University has been “faithful to the mission,” committed to extending the opportunity for a superior academic education to deserving students regardless of their socioeconomic backgrounds. Funds raised from the President’s Dinner are used to support scholarship assistance for students who, because of economic burdens, might otherwise be unable to realize their dream of a St. John’s education. In the past 23 years, the President’s Dinner has raised more than $36 million in net revenue which was then distributed as scholarship support for St. John’s students.
Traditionally, the President’s Dinner has taken place as an in-person event during the fall semester. This fall we are planning to keep with tradition (pending health and safety protocols) and host an in-person event on Friday, October 29th at the Hilton Midtown. This stellar occasion is also the venue for the presentation of the highly regarded Spirit of Service Award to outstanding men and women, and in recent years, to an organization which exemplifies the Catholic and Vincentian values that are at the heart of St. John’s mission. You can view the 23rd Annual President’s Dinner, which was held virtually due to concerns pertaining to COVID-19, as well as photos from our last in person dinner below.
James Hogan '14CPS, '16MBA
St. John’s University, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439
Tel 718-990-3352 | Fax 718-990-2008[email protected]
A Virtual Celebration of the Impact of Giving
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In 2019, St. John's raised a record $3.4 million to support student scholarships.