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