Donor Recognition

Canisius College’s giving societies recognize the remarkable impact our generous donors make in transforming our students and college. We are honored to acknowledge donors at various levels of support through the societies below. 

The Leadership Society

The Leadership Society recognizes donors who support the college with an annual gift at one of the following levels:

Sesquicentennial Society - $150,000 and above
Chairman's Circle - $25,000 and above
1870's Founder's Club - $10,000 - $24,999
Peter Canisius Fellow - $5,000 - $9,999
President's Council Benefactor - $2,500 - $4,999
President's Council Member - $1,000 - $2,499

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Young Alumni Leadership Society

Young Alumni Leadership Society

The Young Alumni Leadership Society recognizes the generosity and dedication of alumni who graduated within the past 10 years with gifts at the following levels:

’19 – ’18 - $100
’17 – ’15 - $250
’14 – ’12 – $500
’11 – ’10 - $750


Rev James M Demske

The Rev. James M. Demske '47, S.J. Society

The Rev. James M. Demske '47, S.J. Society recognizes those who include the college in their estate plans.


Sesquicentennial Society

Sesquicentennial Society 

To honor the college's 150th anniversary we have established the Sesquicentennial Society. This society recognizes individuals making an annual commitment of $150,000 +. This community of leaders will serve as a beacon for others to step forward during this special time and to keep Canisius strong for future generations.

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St Ignatius Loyola Lifetime Giving Society

St. Ignatius Loyola Lifetime Giving Society

The St. Ignatius Loyola Lifetime Giving Society is a special society recognizing philanthropic leaders who have made gifts to Canisius College totaling $1 million dollars or more over the course of their lifetime.