Every year, McGill is fortunate to count on the support of a global community of donors who make the choice to support our University.
This year, in our Report on Giving, we look back on a time that has been fraught with challenges – but also look forward with optimism as McGill celebrates its 200th anniversary. We know our third century will shine even brighter, thanks to the generosity of our alumni and friends around the world, which opens doors for students and propels life-changing research to new heights. Read on to discover how.
In 2020, we saw what McGillians are made of. From how quickly our research teams mobilized, to the impressive resilience of our students, it was a year of challenge and inspiration. And the overwhelming generosity of our donor community gave the University the ability to respond to urgent priorities when our students and faculty needed help the most.
Maisha Khan is a brilliant student who dreamed of earning a McGill degree in bioengineering. She also considered ending her studies due to intense anxiety. Thanks to donor support and dedicated staff, she will graduate this spring. Read how students like Maisha get connected with the support they need.
Life insurance policies. Effective tax planning. Sound counsel from your financial advisor. You know they’re important – but did you know they can change the world? Meet McGill faculty, staff and alumni who have made creative decisions about how their legacy can power research or make a difference in students’ lives for generations to come.
McGill is committed to creating a safer, healthier planet – and so are our donors. From donor-funded research to combat biodiversity loss, to the $15-million gift to the Bieler School of Environment, to the McGill community’s support for greener campus governance, the challenges are great, but so is the potential.
Inspiring musical partnerships that generate new instruments. Exciting New York City events that help build a better McGill Library. Class reunions that make an impact for the next generation. Our volunteer community is full of leaders with creative ideas that pay it forward.
The McGill School of Population and Global Health has mapped a bold path forward to train leaders, reduce health inequities, and foster high-impact research and education. And donors are helping achieve that mission, funding awards that empower Undergraduate Global Health Scholars to undertake projects that improve health in remote Canadian communities and internationally.
In 2020-21, McGill donors made landmark gifts that will create impact in fields from astronomy to philosophy to neuroscience, by funding new research initiatives, establishing new student awards, and investing in capital projects.
This year, across all Faculties and units at McGill, we saw the undeniable impact of your inspiring generosity. Gifts from donors like you supported critical research, opened doors for students, and made it possible for the University to sustain vital programs and respond to emerging opportunities.
From every donor and every gift, at every level, this was the scope of giving to all areas at McGill in 2020-21.