CANISIUS FUND 150 The Sesquicentennial Fundraising Campaign

Help Celebrate 150 Years

As we celebrate this historic anniversary of our founding, our rich history and the accomplishments of our alumni, faculty, and students, there is no better time to reflect back on what Canisius means to you and invest in something special. Your support during this special time will provide critical scholarship and financial aid, help revitalize curriculum, create life-changing student experiences, and provide resources for facilities renovations and updates. Make your gift today!  

Student Scholarships

Your Canisius Fund 150 gift will provide scholarship support for those who deserve it most, enabling students with aspirations for a Canisius education to make their choice based on dreams, not finances. 

Curriculum Revitalization

Your Canisius Fund 150 gift will help fuel our vision for continued academic excellence and provide resources necessary for course and program development and more. 

‚ÄčFacility Updates & Renovations

Your Canisius Fund 150 gift will support critical projects that will enhance our overall campus learning and living environment as well as the preservation of Christ the King Chapel.

‚ÄčLife-changing Experiences

Your Canisius Fund 150 gift will help us continue to provide the experiential learning opportunities and transformative experiences that have defined a Canisius education for 150 years. 


Leadership Giving Societies

We are honored to acknowledge and recognize donors at various levels of support, including the Sesquicentennial Society, Leadership SocietyYoung Alumni Leadership Society, and more.

Above & Beyond

If you are thinking about something special, above and beyond your annual support, there is no better time. Contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (716) 888-8218. 

A Message from President John J. Hurley

President Hurley

The 2019-2020 academic year marks the 150th anniversary of Canisius College. Since 1870, we have been inspiring bright minds and thoughtful leadership through an exceptional education rooted in our Catholic, Jesuit mission. Today we are proud to celebrate our rich history and continue our tradition of excellence in teaching, research, and service.

At this special time, I ask that you reflect on your role in the Canisius legacy and celebrate all that Canisius means to you with a special gift to Canisius Fund 150Canisius Fund 150 is our Sesquicentennial fundraising campaign. It bolsters current-use support and addresses the greatest needs of the college and our students. At a time when so many colleges and universities are struggling, I am pleased to report that our enrollment is on the rise. Scholarship and financial aid have played a pivotal role in helping deserving students achieve their dream of a Canisius education, and your support enables us to continue this mission. 

Your gift to Canisius Fund 150 will also provide critical funding to enhance our campus-wide learning and living experience through new program development and facility improvements. 

As president, and one of 48,000 alumni of Canisius College, I am honored to stand with you and celebrate our shared Canisius story. I look forward to your participation in events and activities throughout the year—and to your support of this important fundraising campaign!

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What is Canisius Fund 150?

Canisius Fund 150 is the college's sesquicentennial fundraising campaign, aimed to double support of the Canisius Fund during this historic celebration with a goal of $2.2 million. The campaign runs the course of the college's fiscal year - June 1st - May 31st.

Your support of the Canisius Fund during this historic time has the power to set the course for Canisius' future. These flexible dollars allow the college to invest in the most important facets of the Canisius experience - tuition assistance and financial aid, life-changing student experiences, support for new, high-demand academic programs and investments in vital facilities, renovations, and updates that support the whole student.
Make Your Canisius Fund 150 Gift Today!


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