Ways To Give

Each year, alumni, parents and friends of Canisius provide the college with much-needed financial assistance through planned and outright gifts of cash, securities or property. Each of these ways of giving is listed below.

New CARES Act Tax Incentive. What is the CARES Act? The CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) recognizes the important role that charitable giving plays in supporting the needs of our communities as we battle COVID-19. It contains a number of giving incentives for donors, which can be found on our CARES Act Guide for Canisius Alumni & Friends. 

CARES Act Guide for Canisius Alumni & Friends


Make a one time or recurring gift via credit card or ACH using our online form.

Give to Canisius

Mail or Phone

Institutional Advancement
Canisius College
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208

(716) 888-8200

Please make checks payable to Canisius College and include the college's gift form with your contribution. 

» Download gift form

Stocks & Securities 

To make a gift of stocks or securities to Canisius College, please contact Institutional Advancement at (716) 888-8200 or 1-800-201-4952 and see instructions below. 

Instructions for Stocks & Securities Transfers 

EFT, IRA Charitable Rollover & Gifts from Donor Advised Funds

To make a gift via Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT), from your IRA or donor advised fund to Canisius College, please contact Institutional Advancement at (716) 888-8200 or 1-800-201-4952 and use the following tax information:

Canisius College Tax ID: 16-0743942
Mailing Address: 
Canisius College
Advancement Services
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208

Phone: (716) 888-8200 or 1-800-201-4952

IRA Distribution Form

Banks and other financial institutions provide Canisius with limited information about your EFT, IRA or Donor Advised Fund gifts. To ensure the prompt acknowledgement and disposition of your gift, please notify the
Office of Institutional Advancement at (716) 888-8200 or 1-800-201-4952 of your transfer.  

Corporate Matching Gifts

Corporate matching gifts are a great way to enhance the impact of your gift. You can double or even triple your gift by having your employer match your donation. Thousands of companies offer to match their employee's charitable contributions. Use our matching gift portal to see if your employer offers this benefit.

Charitable Gift Annuity

Charitable gift annuities pay guaranteed fixed incomes at very attractive rates. With gift annuity rates based on age, your payout can be substantial. Payments can be sent to you now or be deferred to provide even higher income in the future. Best of all, a portion of your income stream could be tax-free.  Contact Institutional Advancement at (716) 888-8200 or 1-800-201-4952 for more information. 

Charitable Remainder Trust 

If you are subject to estate and inheritance taxes, there are charitable giving tools to reduce or eliminate these taxes and provide more to your family and Canisius. Discuss with your attorney or financial advisor if a charitable lead trust or charitable remainder trust (CRT) can help you achieve your goals of passing on assets while reducing or even eliminating gift or estate taxes. Contact Institutional Advancement at (716) 888-8200 or 1-800-201-4952 for more information.


By naming Canisius as a beneficiary of your will, retirement plan (IRA, 401(k), 403(b), etc.), living trust, donor advised fund or life insurance policy, you will help to secure the strength of the college for generations to come. Visit our Planned Giving page to learn more or contact Institutional Advancement at (716) 888-8200 or 1-800-201-4952 for more information.

Gifts of Insurance

If you no longer need the entire death benefit of an existing insurance policy, consider naming Canisius as the beneficiary of all or part of the proceeds. To do so, contact your insurance carrier and complete a change of beneficiary form naming “The trustees of Canisius College.” To learn more or to speak with someone directly contact Institutional Advancement at (716) 888-8200 or 1-800-201-4952.

Monthly Giving

Show your sustained support for Canisius with a monthly gift. A monthly donation at any level adds up to make an incredible difference. You can direct your monthly gift to the Canisius Fund - or another area that is meaningful to you. By committing to a recurring monthly donation, you can effortlessly make a gift on the same day each month. To sign up, visit our online gift page and select "Monthly Gift" to get started.

 Become a Monthly Giving Donor!