Ways to Give

Recognizing Your Gift

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Our Recognition Societies

We take great pride in acknowledging your planned gift and we thank you for your generosity!

When you inform us of your intention to make a planned gift to McGill, you become a member of one of our two recognition societies, which offer wonderful social events where you can meet other planned donors, as well as University leaders.

The McGill 1821 Society and the Macdonald Legacy Society honour those who have remembered McGill in their estate plans or with another form of planned gift. When you let us know your intentions, you will receive a certificate of membership in one of these societies signed by the principal, along with a commemorative pin.

Each year, the McGill 1821 Society and the Macdonald Legacy Society host a special recognition event to honour those who have chosen to support McGill through a planned gift. Over the last few years, McGill has hosted a special Afternoon Tea with the Principal.

McGill 1821 Society

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In the footsteps of the Founder

The McGill 1821 Society is one of our two recognition societies that honour those who have remembered McGill University in their estate plans or through another form of planned gift.

Part of a distinguished group

We take great care and pride in acknowledging and recognizing our donors. However, bequests and other planned gifts may go unrecognized while the donor is alive, because the University has not been made aware of the donor’s plans.

When you inform us of your intentions, you will receive a personal certificate of membership signed by McGill’s Principal, along with a commemorative pin. You will also receive invitations to recognition events, such as the popular McGill 1821 Society Teas, where donors can mingle with each other and meet the Principal and other University dignitaries.

We respect your privacy

Although membership in the McGill 1821 Society and the Macdonald Legacy Society is a matter of record, any other information regarding our members and their bequests or other planned gifts is kept strictly confidential. McGill University will not release or disseminate this information in any manner whatsoever, without the express written consent of the member.

Information on this site is of a general nature and not intended to constitute financial or legal advice. Please consult your income tax, financial and/or legal advisors before arranging a planned gift. All requests for information are confidential.

Macdonald Legacy Society

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Sir William would be proud

Launched in April 2009, the Macdonald Legacy Society was created to honour those who have remembered McGill’s Macdonald Campus in their estate plans or through another form of planned gift.

Distinguished company

We take great care and pride in acknowledging and recognizing our donors. However, bequests and other planned gifts may go unrecognized while the donor is alive, because the University has not been made aware of the donor’s plans.

When you inform us of your intentions, you will receive a personal certificate of membership signed by McGill’s Principal and the Dean of the Faculty of Environmental and Agricultural Sciences, along with a commemorative pin. You will also receive invitations to recognition events, where donors can mingle with each other and meet the Principal and other University dignitaries.

We respect your privacy

Although membership in the McGill 1821 Society and the Macdonald Legacy Society is a matter of record, any other information regarding our members and their bequests or other planned gifts is kept strictly confidential. McGill University will not release or disseminate this information in any manner whatsoever, without the express written consent of the member.

Information on this site is of a general nature and not intended to constitute financial or legal advice. Please consult your income tax, financial and/or legal advisors before arranging a planned gift. All requests for information are confidential.

Tea with the Principal

 

 Principal Suzanne Fortier at the Tea with the Principal

On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier, BSc’72, PhD’76, hosted Afternoon Tea with the Principal. The Mount Royal Club provided an intimate setting for this signature event, attended by members of the McGill 1821 Society and Macdonald Legacy Society.

Guest speakers included John Rea, former Dean of the Schulich School of Music. He described his time at McGill as “perhaps the greatest, single important event” in his life," which inspired him to make a legacy gift that established the John Rea Travel Award for music composition students.

Chancellor Michael Meighen, BA’60, LLD’12, Greville Smith Scholar Ella Sahlas, BSc’21, and the event’s master of ceremonies Michael Richards, BA’60, BCL’63, all spoke to the extraordinary ambitions of McGill's students and graduates. Live music was provided by students from the Schulich School of Music.

View photos from this year's Tea with the Principal.

Café Concerts

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The McGill 1821 Society and Bequests and Planned Gifts are delighted to welcome you to this season’s Café Concerts series at the Schulich School of Music. We will provide a coffee reception at 10 a.m., followed by a 10:30 a.m. concert by our students, faculty and recent alumni. 

UPCOMING CONCERTS:

October 24, 2017

Stéphane Lemelin, piano. Works by Berg, Schubert and Ravel.

December 5, 2017                                             

The Schulich Singers perform works by Badings, Barber, Corigliano, Forrest and others.

January 30, 2018

Performances by the 2017-18 Chamber Music Competition Winners.

March 13, 2018

Musical Chairs: Rising Stars of the Schulich School of Music. The next generation of chamber musicians.

Tickets are $18, or the series of four concerts is $40. Buy tickets at www.mcgill.ca/music or by calling 514-398-4547.

The concerts take place at Tanna Schulich Hall, Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke Street West.