Email Resources


Email your Canisius College friends and networks and ask them to join you in making a gift on #CanisiusGivingDay. Use the sample email messages and suggested timelines below. Email GivingDay@canisius.edu to obtain a list of your classmates with contact information so you can extend your reach even further.

  • Pre Giving Day Email
  • Day of Giving Day Email
  • Post Giving Day Email

Copy, paste, and send the email message 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 GivingDay@canisius.edu.


April 11

Subject: One day. 2,398 reasons. Together, WE CAN!

Dear _______:

On April 25, Canisius College will hold its third annual Giving Day, and we need Griffins far and wide to demonstrate that WE CAN, again.

This year we are celebrating the students who live and learn at 2001 Main Street by striving to reach a goal of 2,398 donors in 24-hours. One donor for every undergraduate student.

Please consider supporting our students on #CanisiusGivingDay by making a gift to the Canisius Fund. Canisius Fund gifts go to work right away to make a difference in the lives of our students, providing critical resources for scholarships, academic and athletic excellence, and innovative learning experiences that are central to our Jesuit educational mission.

In addition, your Giving Day participation will help to unlock this year's Giving Day Challenges, resulting in thousands of dollars of additional scholarship support for our students.

P.S. Join the #CanisiusGivingDay conversation online and help spread the word. Every #CanisiusGivingDay post (and email) you share leading up to and on Giving Day will contribute to the success of the day!

April 25

Subject: TODAY!

Dear _______:

Today is #CanisiusGivingDay! Please join me and the rest of the Canisius community—TODAY — in supporting our students with a gift to the Canisius Fund.

This year we are celebrating our students by striving to reach a goal of 2,398 donors in 24-hours. One donor for every undergraduate student. Together, WE CAN!

Thank you in advance for joining me and making a difference in the lives of Canisius students!

April 26

Subject: Thank You

Dear_______:

Thank you for supporting #CanisiusGivingDay. Together WE CAN was the campaign’s motto, and together WE DID, AGAIN! Thanks to the collective support of alumni, friends, faculty and staff, and students gifts of all sizes came together to provide valuable dollars for scholarships, academic and athletic excellence and programs that strengthen the college’s Jesuit educational mission.

The success of this historic endeavor would not have been possible without your support, thank you!