Leave a bequest
Make your mark by including McGill in your will.
A bequest – a provision in your will or estate plan designating assets to the University – doesn’t impact your finances today and makes a world of difference in students’ lives tomorrow. Find out below how you may benefit from leaving a bequest.
Maximize your impact
Make a gift without affecting your financial security. You may even be able to make a larger donation than otherwise possible.
Make a tax-wise contribution
Consider the potential to reduce estate taxes.
Keep control of your assets
Direct funds to support the area of the University you’re passionate about. A revocable gift you can change at any time.
Opt for flexibility
Bequests can be gifts of cash, marketable securities or other assets.
Designate a fixed dollar amount or specific asset to McGill.
Designate your entire estate or a specified percentage to the University.
Designate a bequest in the event of the death of any beneficiaries named in your will.
Create a trust as part of your estate plans. You’ll be able to dictate the terms according to which your assets will be distributed, and support both your beneficiaries and McGill.
- When drafting your will, you may use "McGill University" or "Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning" for our legal name
- View suggested bequest language
- Our Charitable Registration Number for Revenue Canada is: 11912 8981 RR0001
- Our tax exempt number for the IRS in the United States is: EIN-98-6001153
- Information on this site is of a general nature and not intended to constitute financial or legal advice. Please consult your income tax, financial and/or legal advisors before arranging a planned gift.
- All requests for information are confidential.
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Have you already included McGill in your estate plans?
Please let us know. Completing a simple form helps ensure your estate plans are carried out and allows us to express our appreciation during your lifetime.
Make a gift online
Donating online is simple and secure. Just fill in our digital form, specifying which area you wish to support.
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