Giving to the Faculty of Education’s Annual Fund has a tremendous impact on supporting our most pressing needs and opportunities. Your gifts help purchase essential equipment in classroom labs and support life-changing initiatives such as sending our students to different countries to do their fieldwork. Annual giving has an immediate and meaningful impact on students, teaching and research initiatives. As technology changes rapidly, so do the needs of our Faculty. Every gift matters when it comes to educating our future global leaders.
Leaving a legacy to the Faculty of Education is an enduring statement of support that will serve generations of students to come. Bequests and other planned gifts have always been critical to the well-being of the University. Such gifts were instrumental in the establishment of McGill, and they continue to strengthen McGill's endowment, scholarships and other student financial aid programs, libraries, and research. There are many forms of planned giving. Speak to your financial planner about the advantages of planned giving.
In Memory or In Honour Gifts
Alumni, friends and parents can honour the memory of someone whose life was enriched by the education they received at McGill, creating a living memorial through a gift to education and research. Gifts can be made in honour of someone's leadership or generosity, or to celebrate their birthday, graduation, anniversary, promotion, retirement, or other special occasion. A special acknowledgement card will be sent to the family of the person being remembered or to the person being honoured. The gift card carries the name of each donor without revealing the amount of the gift.
Special gifts are larger contributions that focus on a particular area of support. By making a pledge over a number of years, or pooling all support into one type of gift, alumni and friends can make an impact on research projects, buy valuable equipment, endow student prizes and travel bursaries and provide important bursaries, scholarships and fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students.
Major gifts are large-scale investments in the Faculty’s pursuit of its mission. These gifts are often endowed, providing support to a special area in perpetuity. Major gifts have helped the Faculty build and renew teaching and research facilities, attract and retain outstanding professors and researchers through endowed chairs and support students through fellowships and scholarships.
If you have any questions, please contact melissa.margles [at] mcgill.ca (Melissa Margles). Melissa can be reached at (514) 398-1666 or via melissa.margles [at] mcgill.ca (email).