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Marc Weinstein, Vice-Principal, University Advancement

Marc Weinstein

Marc Weinstein is the Vice-Principal of the University Advancement unit, where he spearheaded the University’s landmark History in the Making Campaign, the most ambitious comprehensive fundraising effort in McGill’s history.

An accomplished fundraiser, Marc was appointed to his current position in April of 2008. His responsibilities include the oversight of all fundraising and donor relations as well as the broad dossier of alumni relations.

Before joining McGill in June 2005, Marc spent five years as Vice-President and General Counsel of the MUHC Foundation, where he played a key role in the planning and implementation of the $300-million Best Care for Life Campaign. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director of the Jewish General Hospital Foundation; he also worked as an attorney at Borden Ladner Gervais in Montreal, where he practiced in the areas of estate planning, trusts, commercial and tax law.

A native Montrealer and a proud McGill alumnus, Marc has a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill (1985), a Master of Arts degree from York University in Toronto (1987) and both Civil Law (BCL) and Common Law (LLB) degrees from McGill (1991). He is a member of the Quebec Bar and sits on the Board of Directors of the MUHC Foundation, and is a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Commission on Philanthropy.

Fundraising and donor relations constitute a vital part of McGill's ongoing success. Every year, tens of thousands of alumni and friends donate to McGill. Collectively, they provide the University with a source of funding that assures stability and progress, and ensures that McGill can continue to excel in innovative research, outstanding teaching and meaningful community service. To learn more about how alumni and donors are helping to build a stronger McGill, visit our Alumni Online Community.