Ways To Give

Each year, alumni, parents and friends of Canisius provide the university with much-needed financial assistance through planned and outright gifts of cash, securities or property.

Each of these ways of giving is listed below.


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

Give to Canisius

Note: When making your gift online, we recommend using Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Microsoft Edge as your web browser. Not all versions of Internet Explorer are supported and as a result, you may experience connectivity and performance issues.

Mail or Phone

Office of Advancement
Canisius University
Department 177
PO Box 8000
Buffalo, NY 14240-9920

(716) 888-8211

Please make checks payable to Canisius University and include our gift form with your contribution. 

Download Gift Form

Stocks & Securities 

To make a gift of stocks or securities to Canisius University, please contact Institutional Advancement at (716) 888-8211 and see the instructions below. 

Instructions for Stocks & Securities Transfers 

EFT, IRA Charitable Distribution & Gifts from Donor Advised Funds

To make a gift via Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT), from your IRA or donor-advised fund to Canisius University, please contact Institutional Advancement at (716) 888-8211 and use the following tax information:

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

Phone: (716) 888-8211

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 acknowledgment and disposition of your gift, please notify the
Office of Institutional Advancement at (716) 888-8211 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.


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) 888-2235 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 University.” To learn more or to speak with someone directly contact Institutional Advancement at (716) 888-2235.

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) 888-2235 for more information.

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!