Skip to main content

Give tomorrow

Be the generation that changes tomorrow. Make a legacy gift today.

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.


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 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. 

Charitable 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.

Have you included McGill in your estate plans?

Please let us know. Completing a simple form helps McGill ensure your estate plans are carried out, and allows us to express our appreciation during your lifetime.

I wanted to involve my children in learning about giving. I thought it was an important activity for them to understand — that a piece of money that normally would have gone to them would go to something else.”

Martha Crago, Vice-Principal of Research and Innovation at McGill, made a bequest to establish an undergraduate scholarship for Indigenous students.

I’m thrilled to be a part of a university – all the innovative things that go on through the research, the professors, but also the students – each new generation is as exciting as the last.”

Ann Longhurst Vroom, BA’67, included a bequest to the McGill Library in her will.

“These kind of funds are very important. I got a scholarship when I was a student. They sometimes make the difference between a student being able to come to study at McGill or not.”

Wayne Riddell, BMus’60, DMus’14, created a bequest to support the Schulich School of Music’s Choral Studies.