Canisius' $18 Million Campaign

By CHS staff


With the goal of creating opportunities for students and increasing their engagement in and beyond Western New York, and firmly grounded in its Jesuit mission, Canisius High School publicly launched an $18 million capital campaign at The President's Reception on Friday, September 27, 2019.

Watch the video below to hear from members of our community who are engaged and enthused about our future.

In announcing the "Rich Tradition. Bold Vision." campaign, Canisius President Fr. David Ciancimino, S.J. said:

"We need the desire, the drive, the courage, the audacity to look to the future, to see both a world of challenge and promise, to read the signs of the times, and to assure that Canisius is equipped to provide our students with the best Jesuit education, faculty and facilities imaginable.... All so they will continue our mission of making a difference in the world – for good."

The effort is chaired by Bob Reger '66 and Pete Augustine '83 and has successfully raised $12 million during the silent phase of the campaign. 

Canisius students rightfully stand at the forefront of the initiatives. More scholarship dollars, programmatic opportunities, and capital enhancements will advance the excellent Jesuit education for which Canisius is justly known. 

Over the past few years Canisius engaged many alumni, parents, and friends to reflect on their experiences with Canisius – and then asked them to look to the future.  We listened carefully, and with this information and our own reflection, discernment, and strategic planning, identified four key initiatives:

  • Center for Global Learning
  • Center for the Arts
  • Robert J. Stransky Memorial Athletic Complex
  • Blue Doors Annual Fund

Click here to learn more about the campaign and each of the initiatives.

To discuss the initiatives and opportunities for support, contact Vice President for Institutional Advancement David Cristantello, Ph.D. or Development Gifts Officer Paul Zablocki '01.

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