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Today, McMaster’s vibrant student experience, world-class research, and community engagement are empowered by the support of thousands of alumni and donors who also believe strongly in McMaster. Together, you make the university what it is today and help nurture the next generation of leaders in our world. You are part of the McMaster story. Thank you.

Donors like you have a lasting impact on McMaster researchers, students and our community.

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Make your gift online Give online

You can quickly and securely make your gift online today!

Make your gift by mail Mailing Address

Please make cheque donations payable to McMaster University. You can write the intended allocation/purpose for your donation on the memo line of the cheque.

Give Tomorrow: Estate Giving & Legacy Planning Learn More

In 1887, McMaster University was founded by a gift in Senator William McMaster’s will. Since then, countless generous supporters have joined Senator McMaster by including McMaster in their wills and estates. These gifts provide the foundation for McMaster’s success as a research and teaching powerhouse dedicated to creating a brighter world through the art and science of discovery.

Gifts of securities Download Form

As your investments in stocks and securities build your wealth, they can also create tax liabilities. Incorporating these investments into your charitable giving plans can lead to philanthropic impact and tax planning benefits. By giving stocks and securities to McMaster, you will receive a tax receipt for the appreciated value of your gift, thus ensuring you avoid capital gains tax.

Please contact our Development team via if you are interested in more information on making a gift of securities to McMaster, or building a plan that fits your needs.  Our Gifts of Securities form includes further details on this process.

Crowdfunding Learn More

iFundMac is a crowdfunding platform unique to McMaster University that allows for a grassroots approach to fundraising for small university projects. This will allow for individuals of all means to make an impact on specific university initiatives with their philanthropy. In fact, project champions will be able to use this tool to encourage their friends and social networks to support their efforts.

For Faculty and Staff - Make a Payroll Pledge Learn more

Payroll deduction is a great way for McMaster employees to give a little each payday that can have a big impact by the end of the year..

Double Your Donation Learn More

Hundreds of companies in North America will match your charitable gift to McMaster University, many if you are retired or even the spouse of an employee. Check the link below to see if your employer is a matching gift company.

Gifts in Kind Learn More

A charitable gift of property – often art, rare books, academic papers, equipment, or real estate – are called “gifts in kind” and require special administration. For example, gifts of real estate, certified cultural property or corporate inventory property involve specialized procedures.

International Donors to McMaster Learn More

McMaster University gratefully accepts donations from around the world. In fact, we receive donations from alumni and friends living in nearly 30 different countries on an annual basis!

Prefer to give by phone, web banking or EFT/wire transfer? Contact us Contact Us

If you would like to make your gift by phone (905) 525-9140 ex. 24224, by EFT/Wire Transfer, Web Banking, or another option not listed please contact our Annual Giving team directly by phone or email.