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Save the Date for GAMBIT XLVII: March 26, 2022



Canisius alumni, parents, and friends:

Our virtual GAMBIT gala on March 20 was a joyful celebration of our community's commitment to the education of our young men. It was two years in the making and worth the wait! From our sponsors, to donors and auction participants, your support was incredible. 

Over the past two years GAMBIT has raised more than $500,000. Our online auctions were a huge success, with many out-of-town alumni participating. Rich’s Catering provided gala box dinners for 415 guests to enjoy during this year's virtual event and our Jesuit Founders Scholarship now has over $80,000 to help fund the future for Canisius students with financial need!

Our co-chairs, sponsors, donors, Blue and Gold ticket holders, those who purchased raffle tickets and everyone who joined us for our virtual event -- We thank you for your generosity and ongoing support.

Kelly Wilkens P’21
Director of Special Events

Support the Jesuit Founders Scholarship to help provide young men with the opportunity for an excellent Jesuit education at Canisius.


Jodi and Tom Quatroche '88, Margie and Larry Whistler '86, and Cheryl and Jim Swiezy P'22 served as co-chairs for GAMBIT XLVI.


What is GAMBIT?

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.


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