Estate & Gift Planning

Make Leaving a Planned Gift Part of Your Legacy at Canisius Today and for the Future

Gift planning, which includes estate gifts, is a smart, structured way to meet your philanthropic goals and provide support to Canisius students for years beyond your lifetime. Through a variety of planned giving options, you can support Canisius’ success – while establishing a legacy, becoming an integral part of the Canisius community, and providing more opportunities to continue the distinctive Canisius educational experience.

Our Planned Giving Options at a Glance Sheet provides an overview of gift planning at Canisius.  Please take a moment to review the various gift-planning vehicles that are available, as well as the benefits to both the donor and the university. 

For more information on estate and gift planning contact:
Mary Ellen Bakowski, Office of  Advancement
(716) 888-2235 or @email.


Canisius is honored to recognize those who include Canisius in their estate plans, through a bequest intention or other planned gift, with membership in our esteemed Rev. James M. Demske '47, SJ, Society.  All gifts to the Demske Society, no matter what size, help to ensure the strength of the university for generations to come.