Gifts that Keep Giving

December 9, 2021

Gifts to the endowment benefit student scholarships, which are critical to enrollment efforts, academic excellence, athletics, and support programs and activities that fuel Canisius’ Jesuit mission. 

In memory of her daughter and in honor of the beliefs that she held so dear, Catrina Rebmann established the Catherine A. Rebmann Memorial Scholarship to support female students of color at Canisius.


Although Catherine was not a graduate, the college’s Jesuit mission and educational focus were essential to Catrina in the establishment of this fund.  Access to quality education for women, especially women of color, was important to Catherine. She believed everyone should have the opportunity to succeed and that education was the driving force for success. 

The college is grateful to Catherine for her support and for choosing Canisius to honor her daughter in such a special way.

As of May 21, 2021, the Canisius endowment was valued at $160.6 million – an all-time high - thanks to generous gifts and a strong financial market.  Endowment provides Canisius a reliable and predictable income stream and financial stability that will keep Canisius strong for future generations.