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We are celebrating 150 years of Jesuit education in Buffalo at GAMBIT XLVI!

An avid chess player recognizes the term "GAMBIT" as a strategic move whereby a pawn is sacrificed for a larger gain, namely, for an advantageous position on the board.

Members of the Canisius High School community, avid in their mission to ensure and to enhance the opportunities for the success of young "Men for Others," likewise recognize the term as a means to gain strategic advantage for the students of Canisius.

The sacrifices you make to support GAMBIT benefit our mission and our continued commitment to serve young men, intellectually, morally and spiritually, in the life-changing and profound experience of a Jesuit education.

In short, you help to secure for our students an "advantageous position" both within the school and beyond.

Click here for FAQs and answers about the rescheduled event.

Jodi and Tom Quatroche '88, Margie and Larry Whistler '86, and Cheryl and Jim Swiezy will serve as co-chairs for GAMBIT XLVI.


Get Involved

  • Donate a gift
  • Be a sponsor on behalf of your company or family
  • Take a chance on winning the $10,000 raffle
  • Attend GAMBIT

There are ways for everyone to get involved! Volunteering is a great way to meet other people and enjoy the Canisius experience.

Contact the advancement office at advancement@canisiushigh.org

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Canisius Art

Celebrate the high school with a work of art created with photographs of Canisius High School's buildings, statues and architectural details. Proceeds support Canisius students through GAMBIT. $40 each.