Making Your Year-End Gift

Give to Canisius

Canisius College, including the Office of Institutional Advancement and the Office of Alumni Engagement, will be closed from Friday, Dec. 24, 2021, through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. The Office of Advancement Services will open Thursday, December 30, 2020 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. to ensure all donors who wish to make a gift to Canisius are able to do so.

Your contribution and support is incredibly important to us, and we would be happy to assist you in making your year-end gift in any way that we can. 

Please review the information below for details regarding making a year-end gift. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement directly at (716) 888-8200 or

We will issue a 2021 tax receipt for an online gift if it is submitted by Dec. 31, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). A gift made online after 11:59 p.m. EST will be issued a 2022 tax receipt. To make your gift online, visit

Make Your Online Gift

If you wish to make a credit card gift over the phone, please call the Office of Institutional Advancement at (716)888-8211 between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Thursday, December 30. After Dec. 30, please use the secure online giving form at

We will issue a 2021 tax receipt for a gift if it is postmarked on or before Dec. 31, 2021, and the check is dated on or before Dec. 31, 2021. If either the check or the postmark are dated after Dec. 31, 2021, we will issue a 2022 tax receipt.

To mail a gift, please make your check payable to Canisius College. If you wish to designate your gift to an area other than the Canisius Fund, please write that in the memo line of the check. Please also print this hard copy gift form to send in with your contribution. 

The mailing address is:
Canisius College
Office of Institutional Advancement
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208

Please NoteWe cannot guarantee the processing of your check with a December 31st date, so please make your gift early or online at and select the ACH option.

GIFT OF SECURITIES:  Stock Transfer Instructions
Gifts of appreciated securities are a great way to transmit assets to Canisius College as charitable contributions. These transfer instructions will help you make your gift. 

Take advantage of Federal Income Tax savings by gifting all or part of your IRA’s Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) to Canisius. IRA owners who are 70 ½ or older at the time of the gift may transfer any amount up to $100,000 directly from their IRA to Canisius College. Known as a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), this popular giving option must be completed by December 31, 2021 to qualify toward your 2021 RMD. For information on how to utilize your retirement account to make a gift to Canisius, please visit Or contact Mary Ellen Bakowski at 716-888-2235 or