The University of Toronto is Canada’s leading university. It is consistently ranked among the best universities worldwide. U of T is known not only for its intensive focus on research and innovation, but also for its remarkable record of transforming students into leaders who shape global conversations.
Our community—students, researchers, alumni and friends—are united by our values of openness, accessibility and tolerance and our vision for a just, sustainable and prosperous future. Together, we transform students into engaged citizens and produce life-changing research in a wide array of fields. We drive meaningful change and bring a comprehensive approach to solving complex social, economic, environmental and health issues.
When you choose U of T to help you create impact, you can leave a powerful legacy. You can inspire an outstanding mind or activate an exceptional project. You can launch a scientist who will teach body tissues to heal themselves, or predict and prevent the next pandemic. You can open the door to greater diversity in fields from theatre to nursing to artificial intelligence. You can help catalyze a clean-tech revolution to head off catastrophic climate change.
When you leave a portion of your estate to U of T, we can amplify your impact.
Through a scholarship or bursary, for example, you can create opportunity for young people from all backgrounds and financial circumstances. Through their success, our city and country become more diverse and equitable. One U of T graduate in four has founded at least one company and more than half have produced academic or artistic contributions such as books, plays or artworks.
In the research arena, your gift can kick-start revolutionary advances at Canada’s most innovative university, where our scholars rank with Harvard and Oxford in the world top five for research output. They have launched more than 500 startups in the past decade. Their contributions include discoveries such as stem cells and deep machine learning, and comprehensive research into significant world civilizations, from Ethiopia to Iran to Sri Lanka. And they are working to solve today’s urgent global challenges: climate change, inequality and mass technological disruption.
How your gift will be used
Thank you for considering leaving a legacy in your will. One hundred per cent of your gift to the University of Toronto will go towards the program you designate, the cause that is closest to your heart.
If you want to help deserving students, your gift can support innovations for better learning, access to intensive skills development and hands-on experience with tools students will actually use in the workforce. Or you can establish a scholarship, freeing a bright mind from financial pressures and opening doors to grow, learn and experiment. A gift of $50,000 generates an annual scholarship of $1,800—in perpetuity!—and makes a big difference in many lives.
If you want to support research and innovation, your gift can defray startup costs for unbreakable cybersecurity software or buy specialized equipment to defeat superbugs with a nanoparticle solution. You can contribute to a research stipend for a scholar building new relationships with Indigenous communities or developing ethical frameworks for new sustainable technologies. And if you set up a bequest for the area of greatest need, you could end up supporting a world-changing innovation that will be invented in the years to come.