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Charitable Gifts to the College

The Division of Institutional Advancement has always been aware of how fortunate Canisius is to have loyal donors. In order to ensure continued support and so our donors are able to claim the benefits of their gift on their 2019 taxes, please forward any donations that may have been received by your department to Advancement Services GM203 attention: Katie Huck.

All gifts to the college must be recorded in Banner so that a proper tax receipt may be issued by December 31, 2019.   This is an ongoing policy and as we get to the end of the calendar year, time is critical. If you have any questions please call Katie Huck at Ext. 8211 or Email

Thank you and happy holidays!

Submitted by: Katie Huck, director of advancement services, Institutional Advancement

Kick Off Your New Year Strong


Kick off your New Year strong by signing up for free Pilates and yoga classes in the spring 2020 semester.  Sponsored by the Human Resources Department for all faculty and staff, these classes are great for all levels of expertise and will start on Wednesday, January 15. See below for exact dates so you can mark your calendars:

Pilates Classes (led by Instructor Larry Tassini) will be scheduled on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m. for the following dates and locations:

  1. Jan. 15 – Grupp Fireside Lounge
  2. Jan. 22 – Gripp Fireside Lounge
  3. Jan. 29 – Regis Room
  4. Feb. 12 – Regis Room
  5. Feb. 19 – Regis Room
  6. Feb. 26 – Regis Room
  7. Mar. 4 – Regis Room
  8. Mar. 11 – Regis Room

Yoga Classes (led by Instructor Madonna McKernon) will be scheduled on Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m. for the following dates and locations:

  1. Mar. 3 – Grupp Fireside Lounge
  2. Mar. 10 – Regis Room
  3. Mar. 31 – Regis Room
  4. Apr. 7 – Regis Room
  5. Apr. 14 – Regis Room
  6. Apr. 21 – Regis Room
  7. Apr. 28 – Regis Room
  8. May 12- Regis Room

To ensure we supply enough mats and equipment, please RSVP to Bethany Voorhees at extension 2240 or via email at We hope to see you there!

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources

Sydnie Perkins Releases a Christmas Album

Just in time for the holiday season, Sydnie Perkins has released a Christmas album.  A Gift is Given features eight popular Christmas songs including “O Holy Night,” “Mary Did You Know” and “The Christmas Song.” It is available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, at and in Christian bookstores and boutiques throughout the Western New York region.

Sydnie Perkins is assistant director of communication, virtual engagement and data for the Office of Alumni Engagement and a Catholic, Christian praise singer.  She will perform several times during the Christmas season.  To learn more, visit her website at

Submitted by: Sydnie Perkins, assistant director of communication, virtual engagement and data, Office of Alumni Engagement