FAQ


Q. What is Canisius Giving Day?

Canisius Giving Day is the college's annual 24-hour fundraising campaign, which aims to inspire the entire Canisius community to come together, show their pride and support the next generation of Golden Griffins! This special virtual event shines a spotlight on giving at Canisius and creates energy and pride around philanthropy. 


Q. When is Canisius Giving Day?

Canisius Giving is on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 from midnight to 11:59 PM.


Q. Is there a minimum or maximum donation I can make on Canisius Giving Day?

Gifs of all sizes are encouraged! Our goal focuses on participation because gifts of many come together to make an incredible difference for the next generation of Golden Griffins. The minimum Giving Day gift amount is $5. 


Q. Can I participate if I did not graduate from Canisus?

Yes! Students, parents, faculty/staff and friends are encouraged to support the college on Giving Day. When prompted in the donation form, you select the role you most closely affiliate with.  


Q. Where does my Giving Day gift go?

You can designate your gift to support the area on campus that means the most to you - a specific athletics team, an academic program or institute, Campus Ministry, or more. Supporters are also encouraged to consider designating all of a portion of their gift to the Canisius Fund - the area of greatest need. 


Q. Will my Giving Day gift - if made in advance of Wednesday, April 6 - help populate the leaderboards?

Yes! Gifts made in advance of Giving Day through this site will be populate on the leaderboard when it goes live at 12:00 a.m. on April 6, 2022. If you sent in a check or made you gift by phone prior to April 6 and specified that it was your Giving Day gift then it would be manually added and populate on the leaderboard. 


Q. Can I send a gift by mail or phone?

Yes. However, due to the tight period of Giving Day, only gifts made online, by phone or in response to Giving Day mailings count toward overall totals and competitions. If you like to make a gift by phone on Giving Day please call (716) 888-2712. 


Q. Is my contribution tax deductible?

Yes, your gift is entirely tax deductible. You will receive an email confirmation that may serve as your receipt for tax purposes. 


Q. What if I already made a gift to Canisius this year?

Thank you for being part of the amazing Canisus College donor family! We appreciate your commitment and encourage you to make an additional gift on April 6 to help unlock the 2022 Giving Day Challenges and meet donor participation milestones. 


Q. How will the donation be reported on my credit card?

Gifts made on Giving Day will appear on donors' credit cards as GIVEGAB Canisius College. 


Q. Who do I contact with questions about Giving Day?

You can email givingday@canisius.edu or call (716) 888-2712