#CanisiusGivingDay Exceeded all Expectations!

April 25, 2018

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Griffins, YOU are amazing.  Our third annual Giving Day at Canisius shattered all expectations, garnering an impressive $448,350 from 2,110 alumni, friends, parents, students, faculty and staff in just 24 hours.

Your generosity will ensure a transformative education and life-changing experiences are possible for our 2,398 students. Thank you!

As a result of Giving Day:

·Canisius made history – the third year in a row – for the highest number of donors making a gift to the college in one day.

·450 donors contributed $163,467 to the Canisius Annual Fund – the direct source of institutional aid for our 2,398 students.

·The #CanisiusGivingDay 2018 video was viewed by nearly 30,000 people.

·Special recognition goes to the following academic programs and athletic teams that had the highest number of donors: Contemporary Writers Series and Men’s Lacrosse.  Kudos to these academic programs and athletic teams that raised the highest dollar amounts: Chemistry/Biochemistry and Men’s Hockey. View the final Giving Day leaderboards here.
 

369 CHALLENGE
When 369 donors made a #CanisiusGivingDay gift — celebrating our 369 student-athletes — members of the college’s Board of Trustees contributed $10,000 to the Canisius Annual Fund, in support of Canisius students.

 

 

 

931 CHALLENGE
When 931 donors made a #CanisiusGivingDay gift — celebrating our 931 students who participate in service- learning — $10,000 in support of the Canisius Fund was unlocked, thanks to members of the college’s Board of Trustees.

 

 

 

1,066 CHALLENGE
When 1,066 donors made a #CanisiusGivingDay gift — celebrating our 1,066 graduate students — $10,000 in support of the Canisius Fund was unlocked, thanks to members of the college’s Board of Trustees.

 

 

 

1,362 CHALLENGE
When 1,362 donors made a #CanisiusGivingDay gift — celebrating our 1,362 students who volunteer through Campus Ministry — $10,000 in support of the Canisius Fund was unlocked, thanks to members of the Board of Trustees.

 

 

 

2018 CHALLENGE
When 2,018 donors made a #CanisiusGivingDay gift — celebrating the Class of 2018 — $10,000 in support of Tuition Assistance & Scholarships was unlocked, thanks to the generosity of the late Reginald Newman ’97 HON.

 

 

 

STUDENT GIVING DAY CHALLENGE 
When 125 current students made a #CanisiusGivingDay gift ‒$1,250 in support of the Canisius Fund was unlocked, thanks to Aaron ’02 and Amy ’01 Godert. Current Griffins soared high surpassing this goal with 207 students making a gift!

 

 

 

Griffins ROARED:

Thousands of Griffins roared on social media, helping to spread the word about #CanisiusGivingDay across the country. Thank you, Griffins everywhere, for joining the conversation and showing the world what Canisius means to you.

Below are some of our favorite #CanisiusGivingDay posts.

To see all of the Giving Day results, including a list of donors and the #CanisiusGivingDay conversation, visit canisiusgivingday.com.
Thank you again to our Canisius donors and Giving Day ambassadors. We showed the world just how high Griffins can soar – together!