Giving Day 2019

June 15, 2019


BUFFALO, NY - Alumni, family, friends and students exceeded all expectations on April 3, 2019, when Canisius hosted its fourth annual Giving Day.  This year’s 24-hour fundraiser celebrated the collective stories that define Canisius as Western New York’s premier private college and served as the inspiration for 1,955 donors who made gifts to Canisius totaling $496,915. 

Their support, of academic programs, athletic teams and scholarship support, will help ensure Canisius’ legacy of excellence continues.  Thank you.

Below are two of the many Canisius stories shared throughout Giving Day 2019.  Click here to read more. 


Harold Colligan

Harold J. Colligan ’49

“I enjoyed a tremendous experience at Canisius, being taught moral values by the Jesuits that have lasted my entire lifetime, not to mention a terrific education in Business Administration that resulted in 27-plus years of secure employment and a nice, long retirement.”

Anthony Romanello Sr.




Anthony Romanello Sr. (parent)

“Our son, Domenic ’18, is pursuing his PhD in anthropology at the University of Texas.  This is possible because he was able to study alongside scholars who invested in him.  We have four other children and have been on many campus tours.  Nobody has more faith in its students than Canisius.”