Communications Timeline



  • Announce #CanisiusGivingDay! Share the 2020 #CanisiusGivingDay video by “sharing” the college’s Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn posts on April 15 (tag your former classmates when doing this to extend your reach even further).
  • When you’re sharing the official video, be sure to personalize the post by creating your own caption - this would be the perfect opportunity to share your wish for alma mater as we celebrate Canisius' 150th anniversary – don’t forget to use #MyCanisiusWish and #CanisiusGivingDay.
  • Email the video to your contacts using the sample email messages available in the toolkit. 



  • Today’s the day! Make your gift at
  • Post to your personal social media platforms why you give back - the goal is to inspire Griffs far-and-wide to come together and pave the way for the next 150 years!
  • Share the college’s #CanisiusGivingDay posts on your various social media platforms and tag your friends to encourage their support! Remember, when 1,870 Griffs - in honor of our founding year- make a Giving Day gift, an anonymous donor will give $150,000 to support our college and students.
  • If someone you know made a gift, thank them!

APRIL 23-24

  • Thank your followers for participating. We couldn’t have done it without them – OR YOU.