Give to Canisius

Gifts to Canisius directly support our nearly 4,000 students.

The undergraduate, graduate and professional programs at Canisius are distinguished by learning experiences and opportunities that transform the mind and spirit, and engage students in the classroom and beyond. Our Jesuit tradition fosters a commitment to excellence, service and leadership in a global society. Gifts to Canisius help provide this inspiring education. 

Your support inspires our students.

Gifts of all sizes – to all areas of campus – come together to make a big difference in shaping the college and supporting our students. From annual gifts that provide current-use funding to endowed gifts that ensure sustainable funding in perpetuity, and capital gifts that construct a state-of-the-art educational environment, your support directly impacts our students. Below are the areas on campus you can support. View our Impact Graphic to learn more about each designation. 

Scholarships & Tuition Assistance

Did you know that nearly all (98%) of Canisius students receive some form of institutional aid? Gifts made in support of Scholarships & Tuition Assistance allow us to make a Canisius education available to the best and brightest students, regardless of financial circumstances. 

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Endowed Support

Tuition and fees do not cover the actual cost of a Canisius education. Endowments for scholarships, as well as academic programs and professorships, provide dependable funds, year after year, for their designated programs. Endowed support makes dreams come true. 

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Blue & Gold Athletics Fund

Give Canisius athletes the competitive edge. One hundred percent of your gift to the Blue & Gold Athletics Fund enhances the student experience through athletic scholarships, recruitment, improvements in our facilities and investments in our coaching staff. 

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Academic Excellence

Canisius students receive a transformative education. From the core curriculum to distinctive real-world learning experiences, support of academic programs directly enhances our tradition of academic excellence and helps students graduate prepared for opportunities that lie ahead. 

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Presidential Discretionary Fund

Successful leadership requires the ability to marshal necessary resources. The Presidential Discretionary Fund gives the president access to resources to seize opportunities and support initiatives that promote our mission to be men and women with and for others. 

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Jesuit Mission & Identity

Inspiring students to become men and women for others remains a key part of the college's Jesuit educational mission. Gifts in support of Campus Ministry provide key funding for retreats, service immersion programs, local service projects and more. 

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Greatest Need

Unrestricted gifts allow the college to respond to needs as they arise, enabling Canisius to fund more institutional grants and scholarships through philanthropy - and devote more of its operational budget to academic excellence and other college priorities. 

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Your Choice

It's your gift and what it supports is your choice. You may direct your gift to any area of the college - a major, academic department, club, athletics team, etc. No matter where you designate your support, it will directly impact our students. 

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