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Giving Day Challenge

Canisius College Giving Day – an annual tradition showcasing the power of community and collective generosity – is right around the corner on Wednesday, April 5!

But you don’t need to wait that long to make your 2023 Giving Day gift.   VIP giving for faculty and staff is open now at

So don’t wait – make your Giving Day gift now and give us a head start in making this Giving Day the most impactful one yet!

Submitted by: Erin Zack, Sr. Director for Annual Giving and Stewardship

Wanted: Giving Day Ambassadors

Canisius College Giving Day – to be held on Wednesday, April 5 – is just a little over a month away!  Giving Day is a yearly tradition that showcases the power of community and collective generosity.  The Canisius community will come together for 24 hours to celebrate the spirit of the Blue & Gold and give back to support the next generation of Golden Griffins.

The Office of Annual Giving & Stewardship is looking for the Canisius community to sign up to be Giving Day Ambassadors.  Our ambassadors are a dedicated group of alumni and friends who help to organically spread the word about Giving Day – via social media, word of mouth and Email.

Registration to become an Ambassador is open now!  Please click here to sign up and help us to make this the biggest and best Giving Day Canisius has ever seen.

We are ONE Canisius creating countless leaders!

Submitted by: Erin Zack, senior director, Annual Giving and Stewardship

Save the Date

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 5 for 2023 Giving Day!

Canisius Giving Day is an annual tradition showcasing the power of community and collective generosity. On April 5, join us for a 24-hour, online celebration of school pride and giving back. Our collective generosity on this single day will support everything that makes a Canisius education special: the exceptional education, our Jesuit values, the spirit of the Canisius family, the transformative learning experiences, and our commitment to instilling in current Griffins excellence, service and leadership. Together, we can make this year’s day of giving the biggest and most impactful yet. We are ONE community creating leaders!


If you have questions, please reach out to Erin Zack in the Office of Annual Giving & Stewardship at

Submitted by: Erin Zack, senior director, Annual Giving and Stewardship


Faculty/Staff Invited to Reunion Tent Party

School’s out for the summer … and that means the Alumni Tent Party is right around the corner.

Faculty and staff are invited to join us in the Quad, on Friday, June 3 at 7 p.m.  It will be three years since we’ve been able to host an in-person tent party and the Alumni Engagement Office is excited to welcome alumni back to campus – and we know that they love bumping into past faculty and staff members whom they connected with while being a student – so please consider joining us for drinks, food trucks, ax throwing and more!

Details and registration can be found online here (as well as a list of folks registered to attend): Canisius College Reunion Tent Party! Tickets, Fri, Jun 3, 2022 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite

Submitted by: Erin Zack, director, Office of Alumni Engagement


Annual Alumni Note Writing Program

The Office of Alumni Engagement is looking for Canisius faculty and staff, who are also alumni, to participate in its annual Alumni Note Writing Program.

The volunteers for this program write personal, hand-written letters to prospective high school students who have been accepted by the college but have not yet deposited yet.  If you are willing to help with this initiative, please contact Erin Zack at and she will arrange for a note writing packet to be sent to you.  You will receive everything that you need to write the notes, including note cards, stamps, the students’ names and addresses and a sample letter.  We ask each volunteer to write to 15 students.

Email if interested!

Submitted by: Erin Zack, director, Office of Alumni Engagement