by Marc Weinstein (Vice-Principal, Development and Alumni Relations)
Campaign McGill is an unprecedented success. Thanks to nearly 52,000 donors from Quebec and 44,000 others from around the world, McGill raised $1.026 billion to support students and research. To each and every member of our McGill community, I want to say thank you for your engagement, thank you for your dedication, and thank you for your generosity!
Throughout the Campaign you have exemplified pride in your University. Your invaluable and remarkable role during the Campaign strengthened McGill’s community spirit, engaging us all – students, faculty, staff and retirees alike– in the life and future of our great University. This engagement also demonstrates to our external community that McGill is deeply valued by those who know it best.
Many of you have been directly involved with the Campaign: as volunteers, as advocates and ambassadors, as donors, and even as fundraisers. Under the leadership of our dynamic Campus Community Committee—to whom we owe a special debt of gratitude–, you came together on countless occasions to demonstrate your pride and passion for McGill. And your collective generosity, along with that of our retiree community, has contributed almost $23 million to the Campaign.
Most importantly of all, it is thanks to you that McGill continues to embody the excellence that our community is so proud to support, and which has motivated our global family of alumni, parents, friends and supporters to give at such unprecedented levels.
Your amazing contributions send one simple but powerful message: that we deeply care for our University and that, as a community, we can make great things happen. Together, this is only the beginning of what we can accomplish together.
To read more about the Campaign’s many contributions to our students and our University, please visit our new Campaign web site at: www.mcgill.ca/campaign
Campus Community Support By the Numbers
- Almost $23M – Amount donated to McGill by faculty, staff and retirees during the Campaign.
- Almost $11M – Amount donated to McGill by students during the Campaign
- 26% – Faculty and Staff participation rate in Campaign McGill
- 763 – Number of McGill retirees who gave to Campaign McGill
- more than 4,000 – Number of faculty and staff who attended Campus Community events
Photo Gallery: A brief trip down memory lane