Email Resources

Copy, paste, and send the email messages below to your Canisius College friends and networks! To obtain a list of your former classmates please contact the Canisius Fund Office at (716) 888-2712 or

[Pre-event] April 16-21

 Subject Line: The confetti is coming!

 Dear ___________,

 A big celebration is coming! #CanisiusGivingDay is happening on Wednesday, April 22 and I hope you will join me in giving back on this special day. The gift you make at will ensure that countless wishes of the Canisius community will come true and that the next 150 years of Canisius College are filled with excellence, tradition and a profound and life-changing mission!

Go Griffs! 

April 22

Subject: What is your wish?

Dear _______:

Today is #CanisiusGivingDay – where members of the Canisius community will once again come together for an extraordinary day of giving back.

#CanisiusGivingDay 2020 is a day of celebration of support for all things Canisius. Canisius’ 150th anniversary is its biggest yet and so we are sharing our wishes for our college’s next 150 years.

Last year, the Canisius community came together and collectively contributed nearly $500,000 for our students. This year, we’re aiming higher. I am asking you to help us reach this goal by making a gift today at Every gift made will help grant the wishes of our current students, and will push us to our 1,870 donor goal – in honor of our founding year.

Visit to follow the campaign’s progress, to watch this year’s Giving Day videos, which features inspiring stories from the Canisius Community, and more!

Go Griffs!

April 23

Subject: THANK YOU! 

Dear _______:

Thank you for your support during the fifth annual #CanisiusGivingDay. Together, we celebrated an exceptional 150-year history, and because of you, are helping to pave the way for Canisius’ next 150 years!

It was a remarkable day – and your generosity will ensure countless wishes of our current students come true!

Go Griffs!