Western New York's Premier Dinner Auction



GAMBIT is moving online for 2021 and the school is planning an amazing virtual event.

Along with our March 2021 virtual event, we are hosting our 2nd Annual GAMBIT Bowl online auction (February 3-7). Click the link below for details.

Did you purchase a ticket or table last year? All confirmed 2020 GAMBIT reservation holders and table sponsors will automatically become GAMBIT XLVI BLUE & GOLD ticket holders for our March 20, 2021 virtual event! Members of the BLUE & GOLD Club will receive our GAMBIT Gala Box which will include a gourmet dinner from Rich’s, a bottle of wine from the Azcuénaga Vineyard, your GAMBIT gift, a GAMBIT catalog delivered to your home and an entry into our BLUE & GOLD exclusive raffle for a $500 Amazon Gift Card!

If you don’t have a reservation from last year, no worries, click HERE to register to become a BLUE & GOLD Club Member.

Our $10,000 raffle winner will be drawn on March 20, 2021. Please hold onto your tickets purchased for 2020. If you'd like to purchase raffle tickets, please click HERE.

Your continued support of Canisius has a tremendous impact on the lives of our students. We hope that you will take part in our online auctions, bid high and often to help ensure that a Canisius education remains exceptional for another 150 years!

2nd Annual GAMBIT Bowl
Online Auction
February 3- 7, 2021

FAQs about the 2021 event

Get Involved

  • Donate a gift
  • Be a sponsor on behalf of your company or family, or add to your sponsorship
  • Take a chance on winning the $10,000 raffle
  • Take part in our online auctions

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

Contact the GAMBIT office at gambit@canisiushigh.org

See Our Sponsors


Jodi and Tom Quatroche '88, Margie and Larry Whistler '86, and Cheryl and Jim Swiezy P'22 will serve 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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