Established in 1982, the Rev. James M. Demske, S.J. Society honors all those who make Canisius College a part of their legacy by including the college in their estate plans. Through their foresight and generosity, members of the Demske Society help Canisius College continue to provide outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students. Rev. James M. Demske, S.J., served as president of Canisius College from 1966 to 1993 and this society commemorates his dedication to Canisius and its students.
To become eligible for membership in the Rev. James M. Demske, S.J. Society, an individual simply informs the college in writing that Canisius has been included in his or her estate plans. Canisius also requires documentation of the planned gift, for example, a copy of the pertinent provisions of the individual's will or trust, a copy of the life insurance policy, which names the college as a beneficiary, or a letter from the individual's attorney stating Canisius has been included in his/her estate plans.
Benefits of membership include:
- Satisfaction in knowing that your planned gift will benefit many generations of Canisius College students.
- Special invitations to Demske Society functions and other events on campus and regionally.
- A distinguished gold trombone pin. The trombone was a signature instrument of Father Demske.
If you have arranged or would like arrange to make a gift that names Canisius College as a beneficiary, but have not yet informed us, please contact Dianna Civello, associate vice president for institutional advancement at (716) 888-8220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.