In 1924, +Fr. Justin Figas, OFM Conv., set out to fulfill his vision of establishing a Franciscan college preparatory school to serve the young men of WNY and beyond. With the support of his faithful "Justin Drivers", Fr. Justin was able to raise the necessary funds, and in 1927 St. Francis High School opened, making his dream a reality. Ninety-two years later loyal alumni, parents, alumni parents, friends, faculty and staff of St. Francis High School continue the journey.
Over the past 38 years The Justinian, named after our founder Fr. Justin Figas, has generated revenues to help generations of young men attend St. Francis. Proceeds from Justinian, one of the largest fundraisers for St. Francis High School, support tuition assistance programs that directly benefit current and future students.
The event is held in the transformed gymnasiums, with a gourmet dinner provided by Frontier Catering and top shelf bar from Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant. The evening will include silent and live auctions, as well as a Split Club and an opportunity to win the verbal auction item of your choice through the Golden Ticket Raffle.
Please join us on Saturday, May 8, 2021 for this night of elegance, fine dining and camaraderie in support of St. Francis and allow us to carry on Fr. Justin's vision of educating young men in the Franciscan Tradition.