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What will your legacy be?

Leaving a legacy gift is an opportunity to maximize your impact, minimize your tax burden, and create a lasting legacy for years to come.


Take advantage of making a long-term impact for the University, while keeping control of assets in your lifetime. Designate McGill as a beneficiary in your will.

Life insurance

Learn how you may be able to make a strategic, tax-effective gift through a life insurance policy.

Retirement plan assets

Designate McGill as the beneficiary of your qualified registered retirement plan assets to make a tax-wise donation.

Charitable remainder trusts

Ensure a steady stream of income for your beneficiaries, and make a long-term impact at McGill. Find out about the advantages of setting up a charitable trust.

Charitable gift annuities

Secure a reliable stream of fixed payments for yourself and/or your co-annuitant, in return for an irrevocable gift of cash or securities. 

“I’m proud of my McGill degree, and I feel fortunate for my opportunities. That’s why I’m leaving a bequest.”

Bob Novelline, BSc’65

“I want other students to have the same opportunities I did. This is my way of giving back, and I encourage others to do the same.”

Edith Louie, BEd’96

“A legacy gift is a chance to spend a little bit longer planning what you want to accomplish.”

Sally McDougall, BSc’68, DipEd’69, DLitt’13

Contact us

Want more information on legacy giving?

Please fill out a form and we will get back to you. Your inquiry will be kept strictly confidential.

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.

Bequests and Planned Gifts

Ways to give

Build on 200 years of academic excellence and ground-breaking research made by McGill. Make your mark on our third century by supporting students, giving to your faculty or funding an innovative project. Here’s how:

Give today

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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Give tomorrow

Support world-class education and cutting-edge research made by McGill. Be the generation that shapes the University of tomorrow. Explore planned giving options tailored to your goals, needs and timeline.

More ways to give

Help us build a better world. Find out about the many ways philanthropy can make a difference. Support deserving students, fund vital research and more.