Reduce estate taxes
Make a strategic choice to minimize estate taxes. Retirement plans are one of the most heavily taxed assets on transfer to the next generation.
Keep control of your assets
Retain ownership and use of the fund during your lifetime. The gift is revocable, so you can amend the beneficiary if your situation changes.
Direct your savings
Ensure your hard-earned savings are put to good use. Speak to our team to explore which projects or areas of the University you wish to support.
If you’re in Canada
- When designating your retirement plan assets, please use "McGill University" or "Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning" for our legal name
- Charitable Registration Number for Revenue Canada: 11912 8981 RR0001
- In Quebec, the designated beneficiary must also be named in the will
If you’re in the US
- When designating your retirement plan assets, please use “Friends of McGill University Inc.”
- Our Tax exempt number for the IRS in the United States is: 23-7054819
Please consult your tax or financial advisor for more details
1. 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.
2. All requests for information are confidential.
The 200 for 200 Legacy Challenge
McGill will soon celebrate its 200th anniversary, marking 200 years of excellence in research, discovery and learning. To commemorate this special occasion, the University seeks to secure 200 legacy gifts.
Join us, and help ensure that McGill’s students and academic community continue to thrive.
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