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"Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another" G.K. Chesterton

A gift to the University of Guelph changes lives. It helps to develop tomorrow’s leaders in industry and science and propels athletes to the top of their game. It leads to breakthrough research and lights a spark in others to pursue a brighter world - every day. As a resource for infrastructure, fellowships, programming and scholarships, donated funds enhance accessibility and encourage excellence.

The University of Guelph is grateful to our donors for sharing our values and continuing to be an important member of our shared community: a community committed to a better world and a better tomorrow.


Our Supporters

Our generous donors are recognized by membership in councils for lifetime giving and annual giving. We thank all our donors for their generosity and commitment to the University of Guelph.

Lifetime Giving Councils

Lifetime councils recognize individuals and individually-owned private foundations with realized and pledged donations at the highest levels. It is in partnership with these visionary leaders that the University of Guelph continues its tradition of caring, innovation, and education for change. As a University of Guelph Lifetime Giving Council member, you are considered a special part of our University’s community. We look forward to sharing with you information about the impact of your support. We will also extend invitations to attend special events and send you news and various University publications. We hope that you that you enjoy hearing from us and are able to join us at events so that we can thank you in person for your support of the University of Guelph.


Donors with cumulative lifetime giving of $1 million+.

Angel Gabriel Foundation, Stuart and Kim Lang
Anne Arrell, B.H.Sc. ʼ68, and H. Anthony Arrell, B.Sc.(Agr) ʼ67, H.D.La. ʼ12
Evelyn Axelrod and Herbert R. Axelrod, Hon.DSc. ʼ78
Helen Brink
M. Anne Brock and William T. Brock, BSA ʼ58, FELL ʼ98, H.D.La. ‘02
Janet A. Burt and Tye W. Burt, BA ʼ80
Dorothy I. Campbell, B.H.Sc. ʼ55, and †William L. Campbell, BSA ʼ55, MSA ʼ57
Gail Farquharson and W. Robert Farquharson, H.D.La. ʼ14
Philip R. Gosling C.M., Hon.DSc. ʼ08, and Susan Gosling
Marilyn Haessler and Wolfgang Haessler, B.Sc.(Eng.) ʼ66, and family
Peter F. Hannam, BSA ʼ62, Hon.DSc. ʼ07, and Sandra Hannam
Harshman Foundation
Helmhorst Investments Ltd.
Brenda and Harry Jones
Lydia M. Luckevich, B.Sc. ʼ79, and †Don J. Pinchin
Michael H. McCain and family
Brenda McIntosh and James I. McIntosh, BSA ʼ59, MSA ʼ61
Donald A. Melton
Edward Y. Morwick
Larry J. Pearson, B.Sc. ʼ72
The Jarislowsky Foundation
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation
The University of Guelph Alumni Association
Four anonymous donors

Donors with cumulative lifetime giving of $500,000 to $999,999.

Anne Lockie, B.A.Sc. ʼ73, and Frederic C. Promoli, BA ʼ70
Maas Family Fund
Kenneth G. Murray, BSA ʼ50, FELL ʼ83, Hon.DLaw. ʼ96, and Marilyn C. Murray, B.H.Sc. ʼ55
Donald J. Pestell, R.Dip. ʼ62, and Hanna Pestell
George A. Roberts, BSA ʼ60, and Lorna A. Roberts, B.H.Sc. ‘62
Donald M. Rutherford, R.Dip. ʼ48, BSA ʼ51, and Jean Rutherford
Donald McQ. Shaver, Hon.DSc. ʼ95
Arleen Greenwood and Donald W. Taylor, BSA ʼ64
Rosalie Tennison
The Colwyn and Jean Rich Foundation
The William and Nona Heaslip Foundation and Nona Macdonald Heaslip
George R. Whetham, BSA ʼ53, and Lois J. Whetham, B.H.Sc. ʼ54

Donors with cumulative lifetime giving of $25,000 to $499,999.

We appreciate and acknowledge the following corporate leaders with realized and pledged donations at the highest levels. Corporate Leaders include companies and organizations that have donated a one-time gift or who have cumulative lifetime giving of $500,000 or more, and who have made a gift in the last ten years.

Bayer CropScience
BMO Financial Group
Burnbrae Farms Limited
Canadian Dairy Commission
Cara Operations Limited
Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA)
Dairy Farmers of Ontario
Egg Farmers of Canada
Egg Farmers of Ontario
Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Ltd
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Grain Farmers of Ontario
Guelph Food Technology Centre Legacy Inc
Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition Canada Inc.
Iams Canada Inc. and P & G Pet Care
Kinross Gold Corporation
Kraft Canada Inc.
Libro Credit Union
Linamar Corporation
Loblaw Companies Limited
Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc
Maizex Seeds Inc.
Royal Canin Canada
Nestlé Purina PetCare Canada
OAC Alumni Foundation
Ontario Dairy Council
Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Growers’ Association
Ontario Pork
Parmalat Canada Inc
PepsiCo Foods Canada
Pioneer Hi-Bred Limited
Poultry Industry Council for Research, Education
RBC Foundation
Rolf C. Hagen Inc.
Saputo Inc.
Scotiabank Financial Group
Syngenta Canada Inc.
TD Bank Financial Group
TELUS Corporation
The Co-operators Group Limited
The E.P. Taylor Equine Research Fund
The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation
The Macdonald Stewart Foundation
The Scottish Studies Foundation Inc.
The Semex Alliance
University of Guelph Central Student Association
University of Guelph Graduate Student Association
Zoetis Inc.

In 1999, to mark the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Ontario Agricultural College, the OAC Alumni Foundation established the unique Order of OAC. The Order provides the opportunity to enrich teaching and study of agriculture, food production, the environment, the community and rural development. The members of the Order of OAC are alumni and friends of the College who have donated $100,000 or more, as bequests, irrevocable insurance policies, planned gifts or cash donations, for endowment or expendable purposes within the Ontario Agricultural College or the OAC Alumni Foundation.

List of members of the Order of OAC

Members of The President’s Council include alumni and friends with annual giving of $1,000 or more received from May 1 through April 30. As a member of the University of Guelph President’s Council, you will receive invitations to attend special events, news and various University publications. You will also be invited to join us at the annual President’s Open House held in the fall, an event that has become a popular tradition on campus each year.

Created in honour of the University’s first president, the J.D. MacLachlan Society includes alumni and friends who have confirmed their intention to make a will bequest, a gift of life insurance, trust agreement or gift annuity. The University of Guelph is most grateful for their visionary intentions. The University of Guelph is pleased to have on record 509 alumni and friends who have confirmed planned gifts totalling $65,148,274. These legacy gifts will help ensure a strong future for education and research at the University of Guelph.



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