Ways to Give

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.