Canisius College - Emergency Relief Fund

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A fundraising campaign for Canisius College

This campaign has ended but, if you would like to make a gift in support of the Emergency Relief Fund, please click here.

Coming together when the need is greatest. 
Many of our alumni, friends and loyal donors have asked how they can help during the COVID-19 global pandemic.  In lieu of our traditional spring Giving Day,  we are launching a campaign to raise emergency funds for Canisius and our students who may be experiencing financial hardships as a result of the pandemic.

If you are interested in helping, we ask you to consider doing what you can by making a gift to the Emergency Relief Fund today to address the immediate needs of our students. 

Your gift to the Emergency Relief Fund:

  • Addresses the most urgent needs of our students and staff experiencing significant financial hardships
  • Supports educational expenses related to the transition to online instruction
  • Provides students and faculty with access to required resources for remote learning
  • Provides ongoing support for recruitment and enrollment efforts during this challenging time
  • Provides financial aid and student scholarships for those who need it most

We are deeply grateful for the outpouring of concern for our students and alma mater from the Canisius community and the desire to help, even as you contend in your own lives with the challenges of COVID-19. Thank you now and always for being Griffins for others.

Questions? Please contact the Canisius Fund Office at (716) 888-2712 or

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About the Organization

Canisius College is the premier private university in Western New York, one of 27 Jesuit, Catholic colleges in the nation, and is consistently ranked among the top regional colleges in the Northeast. Founded in 1870 by German Jesuits, Canisius College is named for St. Peter Canisius, a renowned Dutch educator and one of the original members of the Society of Jesus. What began in a single building in downtown Buffalo now consists of 56 buildings located on 72 acres in a residential neighborhood in North-Central Buffalo.