Get Involved


GAMBIT succeeds because of the generous contributions of the Canisius community. There are many ways you can get involved, and your support is greatly appreciated.

DONATE A GIFT

Donating auction items is one of the main ways to get involved with GAMBIT. Gift suggestions are listed below. We have gift registries at several stores, and one-of-a-kind gifts and experiences are always best-sellers. Gifts of cash or frequent flyer miles are welcome, or consider pooling your resources with other friends to purchase an item. You may donate your gift at a gift gathering party, drop it at school or send to the GAMBIT office.

Gift Registries
  • Amazon.com (registry list under "Canisius Gambit")
  • Pottery Barn (Galleria Mall) and PotteryBarn.com
  • Jenss (in store or online)
  • Stereo Advantage
  • Tony Walker & Co. (use coupon on this page for discount)
  • Annarlette, 3959 Main Street, Amherst

GIFT SUGGESTIONS

Consider pooling resources with friends for more expensive items.

  • HOME: CRYSTAL, SILVER, SERVING PIECES, LAMPS, FURNITURE, RUGS, COLLECTIBLES
  • ELECTRONICS: TV'S, LAPTOP, iPAD, IPOD, iPHONE, CAMCORDER, BOSE PRODUCTS, Wii, GPS UNIT, BLU-RAY PLAYERS, DIGITAL CAMERAs, APPLE TV
  • ART: FRAMED ORIGINALS OR PRINTS, ANY MEDIA
  • NIGHTLIFE: THEATRE OR CONCERT TICKETS, DINNER CERTIFICATES, LIMOUSINE RIDES
  • SPORTS: AUTOGRAPHED MEMORABILIA, EVENT TICKETS, EQUIPMENT, GOLF OPPORTUNITIES, KIDS CAMPS
  • HANDMADE ITEMS: FURNITURE, NEEDLEWORK, ANYTHING!
  • SERVICES: SPA DAY, CATERING, LANDSCAPING, PORTRAIT SITTINGS
  • PERSONAL: JEWELRY, CLOTHING ITEMS, PURSES, LUGGAGE
  • VACATIONS: AIRLINE TICKETS, VACATION HOMES, WEEKEND TRIPS, HOTEL, GOLF PACKAGES, FREQUENT FLYER MILES

Check out all the donations that have been made to GAMBIT to date on our gift website.

GAMBIT SPONSORSHIPS

Sponsors of the GAMBIT auction are important supporters of our efforts to raise money for the young men of Canisius High School. Consider one of our levels of sponsorship for your business or company. Please refer to the sponsorship page for more information on the many benefits we offer to our generous sponsors.

ADVERTISING

Purchase an ad in the GAMBIT catalog, which is sent to more than 550 guests.

PROFESSIONAL FRIENDS

Traditionally the medical and legal communities of Canisius have underwritten many of the travel opportunities offered during our auction evening. Join the team and contribute to the Professional Friends group of GAMBIT.

GAMBIT VOLUNTEERS

GAMBIT is successful because of the volunteer efforts of the parents in planning and implementing this major fundraiser. Please consider joining the GAMBIT Team whether it's on a committee, working in the GAMBIT office, or working the night of the event. Visit our volunteer section.

If you have questions, please email the GAMBIT office at gambit@canisiushigh.org