Making Your Year-End Gift

Give to CanisiusCanisius College, including the Office of Institutional Advancement and the Office of Alumni Engagement, will be closed from Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2020. The Office of Advancement Services will open Monday, December 30 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 2019 tax receipt for an online gift if it is submitted by Dec. 31, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). A gift made online after 11:59 p.m. EST will be issued a 2020 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 Monday, December 30. After Dec. 30, please use the secure online giving form at

We will issue a 2019 tax receipt for a gift if it is postmarked on or before Dec. 31, 2019, and the check is dated on or before Dec. 31, 2019. If either the check or the postmark are dated after Dec. 31, 2019, we will issue a 2020 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 Canisius Fund 150, 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 Note: We 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.

If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can make a charitable gift of up to $100,000 from your IRA, which will qualify as your required minimum distribution (RMD). You will not pay federal income tax on the amount given from your IRA to Canisius College. Please remember that if you wish to make a Charitable IRA Distribution gift in 2019, you must do so by Dec. 31, 2019, in order for it to qualify this year.

Please contact Mary Ellen Bakowski for detailed instructions on how to make this gift at (716) 888-2235 or by email at