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When you give to the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, your gift helps those in need in our community, and allows the United Way to do the work that no one nonprofit can do alone. Thanks to you, the United Way can identify the areas of most need, tackle those issues head on, and promote volunteerism and engagement throughout the community. Please consider giving a gift this year. Also, please note that your donation can even be designated directly back to Canisius College!

Our goal is to increase participation from 72 to 100 donors this year! The UW committee will feature a basket raffle each Friday. When you make a donation to the 2017 campaign, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of the baskets featured in the photo below. The first drawing will be on Friday, October 6. You will be eligible to win the first week you pledge and throughout the entire six-week period, so pledge early! Drawings will continue every Friday throughout the campaign!

Prize baskets to choose from include (L-R) Donated by Admissions: Fleece blanket, large T- shirt, baseball cap, water bottle, flip flops, tech gloves, umbrella. Donated by Linda Walleshauser: “grateful” bowl set, leaf serving dish, two hand painted mugs, fall table runner, four fall kitchen towels, “thanks” sign. Donated by ROTC: cooler on wheels, water bottle, tumbler, mug, padfolio, nylon drawstring bag. Donated by Student Records: “A” parking pass. Donated by Athletics: XL T- shirt, large Nike pullover, large Dri Fit polo, scarf, four tickets to men’s basketball. Donated by Alumni: “Always a Griff” XL sweatshirt, medium T-shirt, water bottle, lanyard, chap stick, binder clip, pen, charging port, bracelet, cell phone pocket.

Our campaign will run from October 2 through November 10. You can access the donation button on your MyCanisius portal page. Your pledge does not carry over from last year so please take the following steps to make your pledge:

How to make a United Way e-pledge:

    2. Click [Forgot User ID or Password?]
    3. Enter work email
    4. Enter verification code
    5. Click [Email My Information]
    6. Check your work email inbox for an email from
    7. Click the reset password e-Pledge link in the email (will expire within 24 hours)
    8. Create a new password and click [Save]
    9. Click the [Continue] button

If you have any questions about the process of making your e-pledge, please contact a member of the United Way Committee, which includes: Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president for Human Resources & Compliance, (Ext.2244); Mary Braun, human resources assistant (Ext. 2240); Maggie Burkard, enrollment management and institutional research manager (Ext. 2500); and Sharon Federico, assistant to the vice presidents for Student Affairs and Business & Finance (Ext. 2130).

Submitted by: Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president for Human Resources & Compliance