Donor Profile - E. Joyce Eulner

July 13, 2021

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Buffalo, NY - The late E. Joyce Eulner called Canisius College home for 40-plus years. Born in Louisville, KY, she moved to Buffalo in 1958 and soon began her career at the college as secretary to the registrar. Holding various administrative positions, Eulner rose through the
ranks to become director of human services, a role in which she served for 26 years until her retirement in 2004.

A true Golden Griffin, Eulner’s enthusiasm for Canisius went well beyond her job. She was a faithful attendee of basketball games, Little Theatre performances, and Fitzpatrick and Raichle lectures. She was also a loyal supporter of Canisius and her generous contributions impacted the lives of students. Upon Eulner’s retirement, she established the E. Joyce Eulner Scholarship Fund.

“Joyce was a strong believer in higher education,” recalls Eulner’s sister, Kathy Gray. “She received a four-year scholarship to attend college and was dedicated to helping others have the same opportunity. Joyce counted all those at Canisius as part of her extended family.
She so strongly believed in the college’s mission that she wanted to help students obtain a Canisius education.”

Joyce Eulner passed away in July 2019 but her benevolence to Canisius lives on in perpetuity. In addition to her scholarship, Eulner included Canisius in her estate plans, thereby joining the distinguished Rev. James M. Demske ’47, SJ, Society. Upon her passing, she left a bequest, which was added to the endowed scholarship fund in her name. Eulner’s commitment to the college is certain to impact Canisius students for generations to come.

Requiescat in pace.


To learn more about planned giving opportunities at Canisius and
how best to address your philanthropic intentions, contact Mary Ellen
Bakowski ’85, MBA ’90 in the Office of Institutional Advancement at
bakowskm@canisius.edu or at 716.888.2235.