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On March 13, a better future starts with you

The entire McGill community will soon come together for McGill24, the University's annual day of giving. Join McGillians worldwide as we celebrate the impact we can have on students and researchers. Register now to take part in one of our exciting regional events! Discover more ways to get involved below.

Promote your favourite cause!

Want to create a better future through a McGill cause that matters to you? Select the area to support and set a goal, and we’ll create a page for you. Then invite your network to join you in creating an even bigger impact on your cause of choice!  

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We’re going viral!

The McGill Alumni social media accounts will be covering McGill24 on Instagram, X (formerly Twitter) and Facebook. Get the latest updates and lend your voice by sharing content using #McGill24. McGill24 gifs will be available on the McGill giphy page  for sharing across your social platforms. Filters will be accessible for you to use directly on Instagram/Facebook stories.

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A better future starts with teddy bears. 

The Teddy Bear Hospital offers children the chance to learn about healthcare in a safe and fun environment, simulating typical interactions with healthcare professionals through play with their favourite stuffed animals. The student-led initiative is free thanks to donor funding.

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A better future starts with wellness

McGill students need support as they navigate life at university. The Student Wellness Hub offers compassion, empathy, care and understanding, with free programming enabled by donor funding.

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YOUR $ GOES FURTHER!

McGill24 is all about the power of participation: when the McGill community comes together, our collective impact is great. Taking part in this day of giving demonstrates a commitment to and investment in the next generation of leaders. Every single gift matters, regardless of the size, for as more people give, each gift counts for more.

Here’s how your gift to any faculty or area of McGill will go further on March 13:

AMPLIFY THE IMPACT OF YOUR GIFT

  • If you are a current student, or under 36 years old and graduated within the last 10 years, when you give back on March 13, generous donors in the McGill community will boost your donation, matching it up to dollar for dollar.
  • This match also applies to every donation made in support of fundraisers featured on McGill Crowdfunding that have a direct impact on students and areas across the University. 

WHO DOESN’T LIKE A CHALLENGE?

Your gift on McGill24 can unlock donor-funded challenges across the University. Here’s how they work: generous donors who want to encourage others to join them in supporting McGill agree to “unlock” additional funds once other donors successfully complete a participation challenge. For instance, a donor may propose that if at least 100 people give to a particular faculty, that donor will contribute an additional $100,000 to that faculty. 

  • Support your faculty:

Encourage fellow graduates of your faculty to join you in giving on March 13 so you can increase the support your faculty receives! When your faculty surpasses a certain number of donations, a challenge donor will unlock even more funds for your faculty.

  • Be proud of your region:

Represent where you live by participating in a regional challenge. For instance, if you live in Quebec or Ontario, encourage your local counterparts to join you in giving on March 13. Once your region surpasses a certain number of donations, a challenge donor will unlock even more funds for the University.

  • Faculty and staff:

McGill is an outstanding place to work, teach and conduct research. Represent McGill even further by participating in the Faculty & Staff Challenge on March 13! Once a certain number of donations are received from faculty and staff members, a challenge donor will unlock even more funds for the University.

  • Parents: 

Show pride in your McGill student by supporting the area of your choice at the University through the Parents Challenge on March 13! Once a certain number of donations are received from McGill Parents, a challenge donor will unlock even more funds for the University.

GET INVOLVED
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FAQs

What is McGill24?

McGill24 is a 24-hour digital fundraising campaign, held this year on March 13, 2024, when alumni, students, parents, friends, faculty and staff come together to show their pride in McGill through philanthropy. Each year, thousands of McGillians unite to raise millions in support of the world-class education, research and community initiatives that define McGill. As the McGill24 tradition continues, each gift made to the University during this one-day period will support the causes that imagine and create a better future at the University and beyond.

How do I decide where to give?

McGill24 provides opportunities to give to any area of the University that is meaningful to you. On March 13, gifts are worth even more, thanks to donor-funded challenges and matching funds. Donors provide vital support to the most immediate needs of the University. Gifts to faculties and schools are essential to departments, while contributions to key University priorities make a significant difference in the lives of students.

How can I give?

Gifts on McGill24 can be made using our secure online form. No matter how you choose to contribute, all gifts made on March 13 will be counted in the McGill24 totals.  

Will 100% of my gift go to my designated area?

Yes. McGill makes it a priority to ensure that each donor’s wishes are honoured. 

Is there a minimum donation amount?

No. All gifts, regardless of size, are important and have a meaningful effect on students, faculty and the entire McGill community. 

How do I set up my own McGill24 crowdfunding campaign?

Setting up a crowdfunding campaign of your own is simple: 

  1. Choose the cause
  2. Set a fundraising goal 
  3. We’ll set up a unique crowdfunding page for you to share with your network!

Sign up here.

Gifts made to your page on March 13 will be amplified by generous donors in the McGill community.

Are gifts tax deductible?

A Canadian tax receipt is automatically generated for online gifts of all dollar amounts. Gifts sent by mail or made over the phone must be CAD$15 or more to be eligible for tax receipts in Canada. Gifts made by alumni and parents are eligible for a tax receipt from the United States. 

Can I create a payroll deduction if I am a McGill employee?

Yes! You may create a payroll deduction to celebrate McGill24 and to support the University throughout the year. Please use this form to set up a payroll deduction. 

I live outside of Canada or the USA – how can I make my gift?

There are multiple ways to give to McGill if you live outside of Canada or the USA. 

I have questions. Who can I contact?

McGill University Advancement at mcgill24@mcgill.ca