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 Pictured (l-r): Members of the Griff Center for Student Success Erik Schneider, Vaishnavi Senthil Kumar ’22, Jennifer Herrmann, Allison Kurthy ’22  and Tracy Callaghan

The campus community – faculty, staff and students – proudly showed their school spirit on #CanisiusGivingDay. Here are just a few of the snapshots from this special day on Wednesday, April 6.

Above: Members of the Student Records and Financial Services team outside their Giving Day Popcorn Bar “pop-up” event.  Pictured (front, l-r): Margaret Kraatz, Chelsea Okon and Michele Rizzo.  (back, l-r) Eileen Taly, James Nowak, Mary Koehneke and Alliana Faulise

Above: Members of the Office of Alumni Engagement (l-r): Sarah Sterzinger, Erin Zack, Tessa Pszonak (back) Monica Cuan.

Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, Sr. Director, Annual Giving & Stewardship

Canisius Giving Day Events!

Canisius Giving Day is finally here! Today, Wednesday April 6, the entire Canisius community – alumni, friends, parents, students and faculty & staff will come together and and give back!

As a way to celebrate this special day of school spirit and philanthropy, the campus community is invited to participate in  “pop up” activities, which are being hosted across campus.  Activities include snacks, Canisius swag and more.

Please plan to participate! You can view the complete list of activities, here.


Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, director,  Annual Giving & Stewardship



Giving Day Video

Canisius Giving Day – our annual 24-hour online celebration of school spirit and giving – is Wednesday, April 6, just TWO WEEKS away!

This afternoon we will unveil the official campaign video to alumni, parents and friends via an Email announcement from Marya Propis ’91, chair of the Institutional Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees. Before we share the spirit-filled video externally, we wanted faculty and staff to be amongst the first to preview it. We hope you enjoy it!

On April 6, watch the day unfold on the official Giving Day site and across the college’s social media channels!

Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, senior director, Annual Giving & Stewardship



Get Your #CanisiusGivingDay T-shirt!

#CanisiusGivingDay is on April 6! Give early and receive a Canisius branded t-shirt, designed exclusively for Giving Day by Sydney Carlo ’22, president of C-Block and an enthusiastic supporter of the blue & gold. 

Faculty and staff who make a Giving Day gift between Wednesday, March 23 – Monday, April 4 will receive a t-shirt.

T-shirts can be picked up Tuesday, April 5 between 10:00 am. – 3:00 p.m. at the George Martin House.

You can make your gift to the Canisius Fund or the area that means the most to you at or via payroll deduction by clicking here.  (Note: Only new payroll deduction gifts will count as a Giving Day gift.)

Also, don’t forget to wear your new t-shirt or blue & gold on April 6 and show your Canisius spirit. If you have any questions, Email or call the Canisius Fund Office at Ext. 2712.

We can’t wait to celebrate the spirit of the Canisius community with you on April 6!

Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, Sr. Director, Annual Giving & Stewardship

Giving Day Training Session

Canisius Giving Day is Wednesday, April 6.

As in years past, the Canisius Fund team will host a Giving Day training session. The training will provide tips and tricks for maximizing the day, social media strategies, ways to include students and alumni in your fundraising efforts  and other impactful content to help you fundraise for your respective area on Giving Day.

This training session will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. You can register by Emailing or calling Ext. 2712. The training will take place via Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to those who register a day prior to the training.

We look forward to partnering with you this year!

Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, senior director, Annual Giving & Stewardship