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More Than a Game

Canisius Athletics is thrilled to announce the success of the More Than a Game fundraising campaign, a concerted effort that supports each of the University’s 20 varsity athletic programs and the school’s 400-plus student-athletes.

Since the campaign launch on October 11, the campaign has resonated deeply with the Canisius community, resulting in an impressive total of more than $330,000 raised (surpassing our goal of $315,000), from 1,000-plus generous donors.

Funds raised during the More Than a Game campaign will enhance the overall athletic experience for student-athletes, providing critical support for equipment and apparel, nutrition, recruiting and program development. The incredible response from the Canisius community showcases the commitment to fostering excellence in both academics and athletics.

The campaign’s success is not only a testament to the generosity of the Canisius community but also highlights the collaborative effort with campus partners. Their contributions, whether through sharing on social media, promoting the campaign to fellow Griffs or making personal contributions, played a crucial part in achieving the fundraising goal.

Canisius University is proud to celebrate this milestone, emphasizing the collective power of a community united in support of our student athletes.

If you did not get a chance to participate in the More Than A Game campaign and would still like to support our student athletes, please click here to make a gift. Thank you!

Submitted by: Brandon Bielecki, Director of the Canisius Fund & Advancement Officer, Office of Advancement

You Can Help Us Reach Our Goal

The More Than a Game campaign to support the Canisius athletics’ Blue & Gold Fund and the college’s 20 varsity athletics programs is on the verge of reaching a historic milestone – and YOU can help us cross the finish line!

To date, the campaign has raised more than $297,000 – with the anticipation of reaching its $300,000 goal.

You can knock our socks off with a gift of $50 or more before Monday, December 5, and receive a pair of Canisius branded athletic crew socks!

Please visit and designate your gift to the Blue & Gold Athletics Fund or any of our 20 varsity athletic programs.

Thank you for your support of Canisius Athletics and Go Griffs!

Submitted by: Brandon Bielecki, Assistant Director, Annual Giving & Stewardship


“More than a Game”

On Wednesday, October 12, Canisius athletics announced the launch of the More than a Game campaign which supports the Blue & Gold Fund, and each of our 20 varsity athletic programs.

This annual campaign has seen nothing but growth year-over-year thanks to the support of alumni, friends and family, and faculty and staff supporters of Canisius athletics.

This year, our sights are set even higher. With an overall campaign goal of $300,000, we need your participation in this important endeavor. Your support allows us to continue to craft our vision of creating champions in the community, champions in the classroom, and champions in competition.

Consider participating in this important initiative by visiting,!

We appreciate your support for Canisius Athletics.

Go Griffs!

Submitted by: Brandon Bielecki, assistant director, Annual Giving & Stewardship

It’s “More than a Game”

Canisius athletics announced on October 18 the launch of its “More Than A Game” fall fundraising campaign in an effort to support the college’s 20 varsity programs and the school’s 417 student-athletes.

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, the Canisius Athletic Department has been challenged to find new ways to deliver on the promise of providing our student-athletes a quality educational and athletic experience.  At the same time, the costs to running a competitive NCAA Division I athletic program within the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and the Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA) have increased dramatically, not only because of the pandemic but also due to rapidly rising operational expenses.

“For years, our program has relied on the generosity of alumni, family and friends to help provide the resources necessary to allow our student-athletes and coaches to perform at their highest level,” Canisius Director of Athletics Bill Maher said. “As we return to a sense of normalcy this year, we are still be challenged to heavily rely on our self-generated revenue, which includes support from the Blue & Gold Fund. We need our Golden Griffin family to support us in our quest to provide a quality Canisius athletic experience for our student-athletes, while also helping to position our programs for future success.”

Canisius athletics encourages you to make a gift to the “More Than A Game” campaign by CLICKING HERE.

Submitted by: Brandon Bielecki, assistant director, Annual Giving & Stewardship

Job Opportunity!

The Canisius Fund is still in search of student workers in our call center!

This is NOT a work study position.

We are paying $12.50 per hour to connect with alumni, donors and constituents of Canisius College.

To apply, click on the link below OR open the attached flyer (use your phone’s camera) to hover over the QR code.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Brandon Bielecki, assistant director for annual giving & stewardship, at 716-888-2711 or Email!

Submitted By: Brandon Bielecki, assistant director for Annual Giving & Stewardship